Secret Sounds has announced the first shows in its “Make It Count” concert series (which comes in partnership with Jack Daniel’s), revealing unique and intimate concerts with Dune Rats and Stand Atlantic.
The first show will take place on Friday November 11, when Dune Rats are booked to headline the Gold Coast’s NightQuarter venue. They will be joined by Beddy Rays and VOIID, while Stand Atlantic – whose show is locked for Wednesday November 7 at the Crowbar in Sydney – will be joined at their gig by RedHook.
Tickets to each show cost just over $10, with 100% of proceeds going to Support Act (Australia’s only mental health charity focused on the music industry). Tickets for both shows are on sale now – find them here for Dune Rats and here for Stand Atlantic.
According to a press release, the “Make It Count” series will continue into 2023, with more shows to be announced in the coming months.
These first two come following the release of new albums. Dune Rats released their fourth album, “Real Rare Whale,” in July through their own label Ratbag Records. It was bolstered by singles like ‘What A Memorable Night’ and ‘UP’, and also came during the band’s time starring in comedy-drama. 6 Parties.
Stand Atlantic, meanwhile, released “FEAR” — their third album — in May via Hopeless.
Shouted out as one of NME best Australian releases for this month, it was supported by singles like ‘Deathwish’, ‘Molotov [OK]’, ‘Pity Party’, ‘Hair Out’ and ‘Switchblade’, and earned a four-star review from NMEthis is Ali Shutler.
In that thread, Shutler wrote, “The whole album has a ‘fuck you’ attitude, but there isn’t a moment of ‘FEAR’ that isn’t driven by passion. There are no half measures since Stand Atlantic launches into all musical ideas. Lyrically, the band tackles self-doubt, self-expression, and the weight of living with the expectations of others with unadorned clarity.
“Yes, ‘FEAR’ is an album of rebellion – but amidst all this messy chaos, it offers understanding and empowerment.”