If you’re familiar with the likes of Darryl Kerrigan, then you probably know the bloke who typifies the subject matter of a Mighty Boys song. Unabashed, unrestrained, beautiful and strange.

Born of Melbourne’s league-leading DIY scene, Mighty Boys are a bunch of mates, seven thereof, who started playing together in 2012 and share an enthusiasm, authenticity and passion their audiences have found contagious.

LISTEN TO “DAPTO DREAMING” –
https://soundcloud.com/the-mighty-boys/dapto-dreaming

While infamous for their facetious lyrical content, they’ve built a reputation for putting on frantic live performances with staggering energy and the band has recently made their second EP,Timely Reminders, the best way they know how: by themselves.

The first cut from the forthcoming EP, is in the form of “Dapto Dreaming”, an ode to the most infamous racetrack in Australia, a space where many dreams have been had and few have been realized, Dapto Racetrack. It’s not a celebration, but a commiseration. It’s for doggies, the spilled beer on the sandy racetrack, the dizzying heights and earth shattering lows of the punter losing it all – bouncing back – then losing it all again.

Timely Reminders, which will land later this year, is a collection of songs that together explore some of the darker elements of Australian culture. A series of tales that poke fun at, and question contemporary notions of masculinity in a country that’s always, without questioning it, celebrated the ‘bloke’.

Musically, Mighty Boys have taken on a cruisier approach with this EP, lending more weight to the lyrical content than on their previous EP, Dolecheck and Kabana. It is a marked, and some may say mature, development for a band that doesn’t know how to play it safe. While Mighty Boys is a bit older, they’re not necessarily calmer; their restlessness endures.

Mighty Boys will launch the single live at ‘Mates – A Celebration of Friendship’; an all day event at The Tote Hotel in Melbourne on Saturday April 30th featuring performances from Empat Lima, Flour, Bad Family, Bad Vision, Girl Crazy, Hi-Tec Emotions, Richie 1250 and the Brides of Christ, Phlow and of course, Mighty Boys.

Timely Reminders will be available digitally later this year and stay tuned for a new music video in the coming weeks.

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