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Having exploded onto the world stage with their tradie anthem ‘Smoko’ a couple of years back, it’s fair to say Sunny Coast shed-rockers The Chats have surprised nearly everyone in the Australian music industry. Many people doubted whether they’d be able to back up the success of the tune with anything as energetic, cheeky or catchy – and boy were they proven wrong.
Since then they’ve released their best singles yet; ‘Pub Feed’, ‘Identity Theft’, ‘The Clap’ and ‘Dine n Dash’ are all instantly memorable, with the trio exposing their followers to plenty of personality, starring in each video, and never taking themselves too seriously. On the live stage they’ve backed it up too. Earning support slots with Queens Of The Stone Age and Iggy Pop, as well as playing sold-out headline shows across The US and Europe. Not too shabby for a band who “don’t try too hard.”
High Risk Behaviour is exactly what you’d expect from the lads. 14 songs and 28 minutes of thrashy changes and no-fucks-given lyricism. There are no deep metaphors, there is no pretentious shit, it’s just a bloody great. Check it out below along with our interview with Eamon, Matt and Josh which was filmed a couple of weeks back: