Four albums in, Dune Rats are still finding new ways to connect with the creative chaos that is at the core of their music. The band, beloved for their carefree and no-holds-barred approach to rock music, have demonstrated time and time again that a formula for memorable music and longevity needn’t be overcomplicated. With Real Rare Whale, Dune Rats takes this simple formula and ramps it up – the final output representing a new phase for the group, perhaps their most ambitious and cohesive collection of work to date. Released two years on from 2020’s Hurry Up and Wait, Dune Rats’ new album may see the band at a new punk-saturated, pun-filled peak, but when it comes to its composition and underlying intentions, Real Rare Whale captures the band in a reinvigorated, refocused creative zone. With over 150 million global streams, and two consecutive number 1 ARIA Albums, the love and hype for Dune Rats hasn’t slowed. If anything, it’s become reinforced. They know it too and have built their entire new record around it – this shared hunger and desire for impactful music, served up with a chaotic grin.