For Fans Of: The Blinders, Shame, Cabbage
Explosive four-piece The Dunts are doing it for the working class. With political uncertainty on the rise across the UK, the old school friends from forgotten council estates share an irrefutable tenacity to forge their own path. Their fierce in-your-face chaos interspersed with bouncy indie melodies is a testament to their resistance as they navigate coming of age in a seemingly insurmountable climate.
United by an undeniable ferocity and tongue-in-cheek sensibilities, The Dunts are Rab Smith, David McFarlane, Colin McGachy and Kyle McGhee.
They released their debut EP Not Working Is Class in 2017; fuelled with punk attitude. Stand-out track ‘Dimitri’ gained ardent radio support from BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, who crowned the single ‘Pick Of The Week’. Only working with the best, it was produced by Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon, Rascalton, The Van-T’s) and Johnny Madden (Baby Strange), and recorded at 7 West Studios.
For follow-up EP Self Proclaimed Council Punk, released a year later, they also worked with Marshall and Madden, and were met with similar welcoming results. Lead track ‘Birds and The Beez’, and subsequent single, ‘Witch Hunt’ also gained Stephens’ coveted accolade, and received plays on global tastemaker stations like Los Angeles’ KROQ and famed US college radio stations.
Following Self Proclaimed Council Punk‘s success, they won Best Newcomer at The Scottish lternative Music Awards 2018 a month later. The year as a whole had seen the collective also sell out notable Glasgow venues such as Stereo and King Tuts, making them all the more worthy. Since then, they’ve gone on to sell out their biggest headline show to date at Glasgow’s Garage 4 months in advance, as well as support to Gerry Cinnamon at Belfast’s Custom House and career-defining debut at TRNSMT Festival.
With the support of BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, the band released their latest offering ‘Bad Decisions’ earlier this summer. Earning critical acclaim and featured as Annie Mac’s New Names, the new track sees The Dunts make their mark with ferocious drums, driving defiant guitars mixed with bouncing melodies and intelligent acerbic lyricism – their core punk sensibilities shine through as they breathe new life into Scotland’s burgeoning music scene.introducing / the dunts