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News March 19, 2019

“We love money”: The Chats ink global publishing deal with UMPG

“We love money”: The Chats ink global publishing deal with UMPG

Universal Music Publishing Australia has signed Sunshine Coast punk band The Chats to a global deal.

In making the announcement this morning, Arwen Hunt, vice president creative/A&R for UMPG Australia & New Zealand, said: “Sometimes all we want from music is pure, unadulterated fun; to jump and dance like we did after we discovered what our legs could do but before we developed inhibitions    like our legs were made of pogo sticks.

“It’s impossible to attend a Chats show and not get swept up in the infectious, moshpit fever that is ever-present.

Eamon, Josh and Matt write perfect, three-minute nuggets about everyday things that are so obvious, they can only be genius.

“UMPG is thrilled to have the honour of representing The Chats and look forward to being part of their global story.”

The trio comprises of Josh Price, Matt Boggis and Eamon Sandwith.

They 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’ about which Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age said in a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, that he had been impressed enough with it to pass it on to Dave Grohl, who in turn spun it on to Iggy Pop.

Since The Chats opened for 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 1,500-capacity Electric Ballroom in London.

Most recently, they’ve been announced as the main support on Iggy Pop’s Festival Hall show in Melbourne and on the line up for the Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK).

The band said this morning, “When Universal offered us a publishing deal, we said WHAT’S A PUBLISHING DEAL!?

“We still don’t understand, but bloody hell we love money!

“We’re heaps excited to have Universal Publishing to help guide us towards world domination!”


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