After a hugely successful 2013, Cairns-turned-Melbourne music juggernauts and kings of punk influenced pub rock Drunk Mums are back with the release of their highly anticipated new single, Plastic. To celebrate, the band will embark on a national tour including shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide as well as a handful of regional shows.
The track is a perfect fusion of the band’s 70s jangle pop and Aussie rock stylings, heightened further by the anthemic, charge-your-arms-in-the-air chorus.
After rampaging through pubs and venues across the country, the five-piece have amassed a huge following. Their brand of Aussie garage/slacker rock plus the lads’ wild, rowdy stage theatrics, has exposed the band to listeners far and wide – over 28 million of them, in fact.
Chitty Chitty, an original track by the group, was the background song to the YouTube smash hit Dragon Baby. Adding to the virality of the clip was the decision to screen the short to 64% of US film screens in November last year.
The band have played alongside indie heavyweights Guitar Wolf and Personal & The Pizzas and last year also saw lead singer Dean Whitby cap off 2013 by supporting legendary guitarist Johnny Marr (The Smiths) for his sold-out shows at the Corner Hotel and the Northcote Social Club.