PEERLESS PICK OF THE WEEK: THE DUNTS
Council Punk from Glasgow, The Dunts have the stage presence of 4 grizzly bears and the mentality of a true Glaswegian punk-rock quartet. Thrashy guitars and jangly bass leads to a band that effortlessly infuses Punk with a subtle Independent charm. Add a frontman with the charisma of a jumped up Chilli Jesson and you've not got a complete package, but a package that's well on its way to hitting stardom. Championed by Huw Stephens and Vic Galloway on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Scotland respectively, the band was also Huw's BBC Introducing pick of the week featuring the song "Dimitri" on every BBC Intro show across the U.K whilst further airplay supports came from John Kennedy over at Radio X and Harrison Stock at Roundhouse Radio.
Recently showcasing themselves at The Lock Tavern in Camden for their highly anticipated single release, they entered on to stage with their ever famous, Alex Turner-esque, 'We're The f****g Dunts' (in comparison with Alex Turner's 'Don't believe the hype'). Unable to see through the Scottish flag for most of the show, it was clear to see the band had a very loyal following, especially considering Glagow to London is a mere eight hour journey. Eyes glued to frontman Rab Smith, the crowd seemed enticed by his brutish Scottish nature shown by his frequent attempt to crowd-surf a trigger happy crowd, willing to put this lad on their shoulders whilst balancing a pint with their teeth. When the obvious happened, and Rab fell down, he bounced off bystanders until he crashed back on stage to finish off a very 'punky' set.
Selling out the Stereo in Glasgow, releasing their brand new single (Birds and the Beez) and starting September with a show in Hamburg, The Dunts are not here to make a couple a quid and then leave. They're set for more than just selling out shows in hometown Glasgow. I imagine nothing can compare to selling out a hometown show however, The Dunts deserve more and will rightly take more. With shows across the North, from Manchester to Newcastle, it won't be long before they're knocking on the doors of tenants in London asking them to leave because the f****g Dunts are here, and here to stay.
Check out The Dunts below.
HOXTON UNDERBELLY,16 November
The Old Queens Head,28 November
HOXTON UNDERBELLY,29 November
93 Feet East,30 November
The Jazz Cafe,03 December
THE GRACE ,06 December