Australian Punk Rockers, The Chats, Ready for Debut

The Australian punk rock band, the Chats, announced that their debut High Risk Behaviour, will be out March 27th on Bargain Bin Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia and a North American tour.

The Chats, comprised of Eamon Sandwith, Matt Boggis, and Josh Price, formed in 2016 while the trio was still in high school. Since then, they have gained prominent fans such as Dave Grohl and Iggy Pop while keeping to their DIY spirit.

This album will be their first and one that several labels wanted to put out after their successful EP’s landed them tours opening fo Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop on their tours in Australia. But the band stuck to putting it out themselves on their own label.

The album was done over 18 months and produced by Bill Gardner in his coastal Australian studio.

Eamon Sandwith said about making the album, “If we’d just done a week and slogged it out we could have had an album before now but we just kept going in there and making newer and better songs so it’s hard to put a stop on it.”

High Risk Behaviour cover artwork.

HIGH RISK BEHAVIOUR TRACKLIST:
1. Stinker
2. Drunk N Disorderly
3. The Clap
4. Identity Theft
5. Guns
6. Dine N Dash
7. Keep The Grubs Out
8. Pub Feed
9. Ross River
10. Heatstroke
11. Bill Backwash’s Day
12. 4573
13. Do What I Want
14. Better Than You

THE CHATS TOUR DATES:
Fri. April 10 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
Sat. April 11 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre *
Sun. April 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
Mon. April 13 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
Tue. April 14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *
Fri. April 17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
Sat. April 18 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *
Sun. April 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
Mon. April 20 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
Wed. April 22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
Thu. April 23 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
Fri. April 24 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock at House of Blues *
Sun. April 26 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
Tue. April 28 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *
Wed. April 29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
Thu. April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
Fri. May 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre *
Sat. May 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter Festival 
Sun. May 3 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring *
Tue. May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
Wed. May 6 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
Thu. May 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw *
Wed. Oct. 7 – Amsterdam, BL @ Melkweg Max
Sat. Oct. 10 – Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie
Sun. Oct. 11 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
Mon. Oct. 12 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
Tue. Oct. 13 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri. Oct. 16 – Southampton, UK @ 1865
Sat. Oct. 17 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Mon. Oct. 19 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
Tue. Oct. 20 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Thu. Oct. 22 – Glasgow, UK @ Galvanizers
Fri. Oct. 23 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy
Sat. Oct. 24 – Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop
Sun. Oct. 25 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Mon. Oct. 26 – Brighton, UK @ Dome
Tue. Oct. 27 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Wed. Oct. 28 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Thu. Oct 29 –  London, UK @ Electric Brixton

* = w/ Mean Jeans & Thick

By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca

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