The Chats are embarking on a U.S. tour this spring and will be stopping at Amsterdam Bar & Hall on May 15th as part of it!
Australian garage punks The Chats released their infectious debut, High Risk Behavior, last March just as pandemic lockdown hit. They were also supposed to tour with Mean Jeans and Thick last spring, which didn’t happen, but they’ve now announced new dates happening in 2022 which includes this date in Saint Paul!
The Chats unleash “Struck By Lightning,” their first new tune and video of 2022. It follows their 2020 debut album, High Risk Behaviour, “an album you can blast on the highway while going 90 or one that you can watch live and get drunk and crowd-surf to” (Consequence). “Struck By Lightning” is a fast, furious, 100-second blitz from punk heaven. It shows the Queensland trio revitalized post-pandemic and toting a ripping new guitarist, Josh Hardy. Following a Chats jam session, singer/bassist Eamon Sandwith went home and wrote a song about getting struck by lightning, like how you would feel, and what would happen. “People can’t grow their hair back and shit,” he says. “It’s weird – especially the whole no-eyebrows thing. That would be really scary! I’m really hoping that this doesn’t happen to me, now I’ve written a song about it.”
Tickets are still available HERE!