Big Dingo are, like You Beauty, a band pretty obsessed with their footy. Featuring Charles Buddy Daaboul, a previous member of one of Sydney’s best bands No Art (RIP), the band are a lot more refined and down-tempo than you’d expect from a band who jut can’t stop making footy references. There’s the lovely slime and slumber of the, ‘Swim like an eel in the river, mate’ which manages to be iterated in the most interesting and heartfelt of ways that a sentence with the word eel in it could. Even though I’m a Manly supporter, ‘Parramatta Man’ is one of those beautiful tunes that manages to rub up against your shoulder in the best way possible, outside of a scrum. Also, Souths get shitkicked in the video, which is a plus. Fuck the Rabbits.
You can catch Big Dingo launching their cassette at Black Wire this Friday, 11 April, along with Lovely Head and Neck of the Woods.