Just months on from the release of their debut album, Sunshine Coast trio The Chats have returned with a new single, sharing an ode to Sydney’s hard-rock icons by way of “AC/DC CD”.
Releasing the track overnight, the blistering piece of punk-rock (clocking in at just one minute and 44 seconds) sees the group expressing their love of the titular AC/DC. With rapid-fire beats, blues-rock riffs, and Eamon Sandwith’s barked vocals, The Chats pay tribute to “the second-greatest band in history”, before revealing they themselves take out the top spot.
“When I was 10 years old my dad took me to the Sanity in Logan and I purchased my first CD with my own money, which was Back in Black by AC/DC,” Sandwith recalls. “I was utterly blown away at how hard this band could rock, and I played it in the car every day to and from primary school.
“I still fucken love Acca Dacca so I wrote this song as a tribute to one of the world’s rocking-est bands.”
In true fashion, “AC/DC CD” also comes accompanied by a typically-irreverent video. Directed by Natalie Sims, the clip continues The Chats’ fondness of the band, enlisting Sandwith’s nanna as they hoon around the streets of Melbourne after Sunday worship, while referencing the group’s classic clips in the process.
While “AC/DC CD” is out now, The Chats have also covered the hard-rock legends for a 7″ vinyl release of the song, with “Rocker” set to appear as the flipside for the limited edition single, which is available for pre-order now.
It’s also been a significant year for AC/DC with Back In Black and Highway To Hell recently celebrating their 40th anniversary milestones. To celebrate this massive achievement, AC/DC have decided to collaborate with DC Shoes on a special line of footwear and apparel to coincide for the band’s upcoming new album, Power Up, which will drop on November 13th.
Skate brands have a storied history of great music collabs, and AC/DC tracks have featured in many iconic skate videos, so a footwear collab made a lot of sense for DC. Not only do the letters in their name overlap, DC Shoes’ DIY and IDGAF culture seamlessly fit in with a band who, before stadiums and superstardom, were the gritty rebels of the Aussie pub rock scene.
This AC/DC x DC Shoes collaboration consists of T-shirts, footwear, and accessories, all of which have been adorned with AC/DC’s iconic imagery and is available now.