Australian punks, The Chats, have released their catchy new single, ‘Identity Theft’ via their own label, Bargain Bin Records. Famed for their classic ‘Smoko’ video (that has now reached 7.5m views), the Queensland trio have been touring all over America this month to sold out crowds, including a stop in LA where Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, QOTSA’s Josh Homme and Alex Turner and Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys watched them play in front of 1000 people.
‘Identity Theft’ "is about when you buy drugs on the internet and a hacker steals your credit card number and your identity," explains front man Eamon Sandwith. A story we can all relate to right?! Probably not, but The Chats’ new jam is garage punk in flavour and has more in common lyrically with a particular episode of Black Mirror, but you will have to check the lyrics yourself for confirmation on that.
These beer-drinking, mullet-sporting, shed rockers are on a roll and will be heading to Reading & Leeds this August to play their debut UK festival live shows ahead of a full UK headline tour this winter that will end at The 02 Forum, London on December 14. Don’t miss them.
Nov 30th Brighton, Concorde 2
Dec 1st Oxford, 02 Academy
Dec 2nd Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 3rd Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Dec 4th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Dec 5th Newcastle, Riverside
Dec 6th Edinburgh, Summerhall
Dec 7th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Dec 9th Glasgow, Garage
Dec 10th Manchester, 02 Ritz
Dec 11th Birmingham, 02 Institute
Dec 12th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 13th Bristol, 02 Academy
Dec 14th London, 02 Forum