Label: Bargain Bin Records
Released: 19th August 2022
“I’ve got an urge to punch a cunt in the head.” sings bassist and lead vocalist Eamon Sandwith. If the album title wasn’t clear enough, The Chats are firing on every available cylinder on their second full length, ‘GET FUCKED’.
Two years and countless lockdowns on from their blazing debut, the Australian three-piece has packed more of their crooked humour and jagged wit into 13 contagious tracks while tightening their sound. There’s no subject safe from pastiche and ridicule in this album, with inspiration found from as simple a spark as a sprinting pedestrian in ‘Southport Superman’, or a battered cash machine in ‘Paid Late’.
It’s easy to imagine The Chats marching through city streets, poking fun at things they see and plotting their next tune. Strap in, enjoy the ride and GET FUCKED. ■ Connor Fenton