THERE are few words more apt to depict the rise of Glasgow’s own The Dunts than ‘meteoric.’ Less than two years since their inception and debut show, the group’s ascendancy to the top of the city’s flourishing network of indie-punk firebrands has been cemented in recent times courtesy of Radio 1 airplay, a slot at Reading & Leeds and a variety of assorted accolades.
Debuted on Huw Stephens’ show on Wednesday, the four piece are back and on blistering form with ‘Witch Hunt.’
Inspired by Johnny Rotten’s desire to murder Mick Jagger, Jimmy Saville and ‘about 200 others’ in 1978 that led to his blackballing from the BBC, their latest track sees the ageing punk pioneer exact his plan of righteous vengeance over an uproarious foundation of drums and piercing guitars. Charting his rampage that constitutes his parting gift to earth, a doff of the cap must be offered to the production team for their ingenious use of a shutter-speed effect on the guitars that embodies his killing spree being filmed for prosperity. Far more interesting from a lyrical standpoint than a banal tale of boy meets girl or another token ode to hedonism on indie rock’s endless stockpile, ‘Witch Hunt’ is a testament to The Dunts’ far-reaching ambition and its catchy refrains will stand them in good stead when they hit the festival stages this summer.
Check out the track now below: