It’s official, get your mullets and pints at the ready, because The Chats will be headlining Rock City in October!! Arguably the inventors of the shed-punk, pub-rock genre (and hey, let’s be honest, why has it taken so long for someone to create it?!), the lads have been taking the world by storm since forming through high school jam sessions. Their breakout hit, the super catchy ‘Smoko’, went viral overnight, racking up millions of views and being shared across the globe. Inspired by the informal work site break known affectionately as ‘a smoko’ in their native Australia, the video sees them shrugging off various duties because, hey, they’re on smoko! Beautifully simple, and channelling the punky, yobbish vibe of Cosmic Psychos (who they’ve supported on tour), as well as their own favourites Drunk Mums, ‘Smoko’ is a catchy as f*** bass riff over and over with a chorus that you can’t help but sing along to. To think of it, the same can be said for most of their tracks – mostly 2 minute, super-catchy, wickedly punk anthems.
The Chats have grown and grown, supporting the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Pist Idiots and of course Cosmic Psychos, and have their own sold out headline shows under their belts. They are now famed for their mental live shows and recently sold out Rescue Rooms on their last visit to Nottingham. Now, it’s our turn. Bring it on lads, we’ll get started on our mullets now.
Tickets go on sale Friday 24th January, set a reminder here.
Essential listening: Smoko, Pub Feed.