Drunk Mums describe themselves as ‘Slop ‘n’ Roll’, with a section of their bio claiming “you’d be hard pressed to find someone that’s into rock and roll and not into a Drunk Mums record,” which could very well have been written in jest, but the truth of the matter is, if you love Aussie rock n’ roll and don’t take life too seriously, you definitely should be into a Drunk Mums record. Their second album, Gone Troppo, gives you a selection of some not-so-refined, just-the-way-you-want-it Aussie rock.
Gone Troppo by Drunk Mums is the musical equivalent of your loveable beer sinking, mullet wearing uncle.
With their second album, Drunk Mums have proven there is little need for them to stray too far from the path of the roots they solidified with their debut self-titled album released back in 2012. From the BBQ Chill track Pub On My Own, the slow-jam vibe of Girls On Their Sides, to the slinky bass riffs in Piss The Bed that would make Geezer Butler proud, Gone Troppo is the kind of album that would suit any occasion presenting itself to the classic Aussie Rocker. If you’re sitting back on the couch chilling out with your beverage of choice, Plastic will send you into a zone of acceptance where suddenly all is okay in the world. On the other hand, if you’re feeling in a bit of a rebellious rage, Nanganator is your anthem.
Recorded in Melbourne, one part at a truck stop in Reservoir and the other part in Brunswick’s Smooch Records, Gone Troppo could probably be compared to Kim Kardashian’s derrière – it’s huge, it’s tight, and although it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that captures you, it’s a little bit addictive. You can catch the boys and their new tracks on a massive national tour kicking off right now, which will take them on a leather-jacketed adventure from Cairns through to Western Australia. Crack open a VB and get crazy!
Saturday September 12, The Jack, Cairns QLD
Thursday September 24, Moonshine, Manly NSW
Friday September 25, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Saturday September 26, Yours and Owls, Wollongong NSW
Sunday September 27, Sounds of the Suburbs, Cronulla NSW
Friday October 2, Brightside, Brisbane QLD
Saturday October 3, Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Sunday October 4, Quicksilver instore, Coolangatta QLD
Friday October 9, Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Saturday October 10, Jive, Adelaide SA
Saturday October 17, Good God, Sydney NSW
Saturday October 24, Howler, Melbourne VIC
Friday November 6, Jimmy’s Den, Perth WA
Saturday November 7, Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA