TUNE The Chats - Identity Theft
The Chats release new single ‘Identity Theft’ via their own Bargain Bin Records on 13th September.
The Chats represent everything that’s good about Australia: a rebel spirit, gallows humour and the endless hedonistic pursuit of a bloody good time, with cold stubbies within close reach 24-7.
The trio describe themselves as “dropkick drongos from the Sunshine Coast of Australia” - their dress-down image of mullets, shorts, sports tops, thongs or a sandals-and-socks combo, and cheap sunnies celebrates this fact, but don’t be misled: The Chats write killer songs that hold up in any era. Documenting the simple things in life, with songs that transcend language to tap straight into their youthful energy source. It’s a tricky art form that many attempt, but at which few succeed. Still in their teens, The Chats have mastered it.
Their forthcoming debut album seems destined to be the greatest collection of music ever made, not only in Queensland, but in the entire universe.
The Chats will play: Aug: Limelight Belfast (20th) The Academy Dublin (21st), Reading Festival (23rd), Leeds Festival (24th) Nov: Concorde 2 Brighton (30th) Dec: O2 Academy Oxford (1st), The Waterfront Norwich (2nd) Brudenell Social Club Leeds (4th), Riverside Newcastle (5th), The Garage Glasgow (9th), O2 Ritz Manchester (10th), O2 Institute Birmingham (11th), Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff (12th), O2 Academy Bristol (13th), O2 Forum Kentish Town London (14th).