DUNES formed in Newcastle-Upon Tyne towards the back end of 2016, taking their musical influences and cues from the likes of Torche, Clutch, Red Fang and Queens Of The Stone Age DUNES write hook and riff driven songs that helped the 3 piece build up a solid live reputation in their own region and further afield. Releasing 2x 5-track EP’s within 18 months, DUNES signed to SAPIEN RECORDS (We Are Knuckle Dragger, Big Lad, Tank Engine, Scott Michael Cavagan) at the start of 2019 and began work on their debut album ‘TAKE ME TO THE NASTIES’, which was released September 2019.

DUNES have shared the stage with an eclectic mix of bands including American rock heavy weights; Red Fang and Monster Magnet, 6 Music Favourites; Idles and Boy Azooga, emerging bands such as The Picturebooks, Tequlia Mockingbyrd and SKAM, and British underground legends Mutation (Ginger Wildheart), Eureka Machines and Vennart.

DUNES debut album ‘TAKE ME TO THE NASTIES’ which was released via SAPIEN RECORDS was recorded at the Sandcastle in Newcastle with Graham Thompson (Jinn, Frankie And The Heartstrings, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaind) who worked on the bands previous EP’s, mastering duties were handled by Dave Draper (Wildhearts, Kerbdog, Dodgy). The band played a sold out show in their homes town of Newcastle to mark the release of the album before starting work on the follow up.

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