Sunshine Coast - Queensland punk band The Chats are trio comprised of Josh Price, Matt Boggis and Eamon Sandwith,
The punk-rock group have two studio EPs under their belt - Get This In Ya in 2017 and the self-titled The Chats in 2018. The latter includes viral hit ‘Smoko’ of which the band been praised by multiple industry professionals including Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and Iggy Pop. In his Beats1 interview with Zane Lowe, Homme explained that Grohl had shown him the ‘Smoko’ music video, and he in turn passed it on to the Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop.
Forming in 2016 in their mates bong shed, the boys quickly came up with a set of catchy pub punk anthems. ‘Smoko’ came first, and mayhem followed. Now reaching over 5.5 million views, the tune has lead to a whirlwind touring schedule of 2018.
Following The Chats’ slot as main support on the Queens of the Stone Age Australian tour in August and September 2018, the band have sold out shows all over Europe and Australia, including their 24-date national co-headline tour ‘Endless Bummer’ with Pist Idiots and a sold out, headline UK tour concluding at the Electric Ballroom in London (1500 cap). Most recently, played main support on Iggy Pop’s Festival Hall show in Melbourne (Australia) and on the line up for the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK).
Not bad for a couple of 19-year-olds who’ve never been outside of Australia before. With a ton of new material, and what feels like a couple of hundred bloody gigs now under their belt, the boys eyes are set heavily on world domination – as long as the beer is cold and the pies are warm.