There must be something in the water up in Glasgow, because its fertile soil is spawning brilliant new bands like nobody’s business. Fresh off a sold-out headline slot at Stereo in their hometown and two packed out sets at SXSW, The Dunts are fired up and ready for festival season; be prepared to revel in their guitar laden fervour…
These self-proclaimed “council estate punks” create fast-paced indie tracks with an edge. The Dunts sure know their way around an indie banger, and ‘Bad Decisions’ is no different. The acerbic four-piece’s new single is a raucous, rollicking slice of pervading drums propelled by massive riffs and bouncing melodies.
With lyrics that are all-too relatable, touching on the after-effects of hedonistic tendencies, it’s almost like an anthem for the pleasure-seekers amongst us trying to navigate coming-of-age in a seemingly insurmountable climate. Listen to ‘Bad Decisions’ below:
Talking about the story behind the track, bassist Div McFarlane comments, “‘Bad Decisions’ is probably the most self explanatory title to a song we have ever written. It’s about reflecting on the inevitable realisation that the pursuit of pleasure and hedonism can lead to paranoia and despair.”
Frontman Rab Smith adds, “We've all been there. Lying in bed after a night out wondering where it all went wrong. How one transitions from a state of frivolity to one of distress in a matter of hours - that's what the song is about. We all pledge to take it easier next time, cut down the drink, cut down the nonsense, make wiser decisions, but it seldom ever happens. So this song is an ode to those bad decisions you make every single time."
Yep, we’ve definitely all been there - but if tracks like this come out of it, chuck me another beer…
The single, recorded at 7-West Studio and produced by Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon, Rascalton, The Van-T’s) and Johnny Madden (Baby Strange), and you can pre-save the track on Spotify here.