The upward trajectory of Beddy Rays of Redland Bay larrikins continues to soar, the guys from Queensland soar to new heights with the band releasing their self-titled debut album.
That’s not all either, with Beddy Rays to pack their bags in August for a monster national tour (their biggest to date).
“When we started a band many years ago as young snappers in Reddy Bay, all we wanted to do was play gigs, sink tin cans and chat with all the legends we came across. along the way,” the group explains.
“Now we have our own album firmly in our hands, and to say we’re excited is a major understatement. We decided to go with a self-titled album for our debut because we believe this album IS Beddy Rays through-and – through.
“It’s honest, raw and nothing but what we are passionate about: the camaraderie, Reddy Bay, good times and beers, but also the importance of taking care of yourself and checking in with your mates. It’s made up of our recent singles and a We’ve prepared a bunch of brand new releases for you legends. A nice bag of mixed lollipops! We hope you like it as much as we do!”
These recent singles include the thrasher ‘Sort It Out’, as well as ‘Week On Repeat’, ‘Wait A While’, ‘Milk’ and ‘On My Own’ as well as the anthem that started it all, ‘Sobercoaster’.
Here, the band shares five of their current favorite indie bands making waves in Australia.
King Stingray – “Camp Dog”
King Stingray is easily one of our favorite bands right now. This song belt always finds its way into our playlists, accompanying anything from a Sunday walk to a kick-ons session. Their album is highly anticipated in our circle and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!
Dice – ‘Bad Tattoo’
‘Bad Tattoo’ is such a relatable track. We first heard it on triple j and the name of the song reminded Lewy of his work-from-home tattoos. The sound of Dice is reminiscent of summer and we could definitely see ourselves ending up in a mosh pit of theirs having a good time. Very excited to see what they are up to in the near future.
The Hard Aches – ‘Party Ghost’
It’s so good to see The Hard Aches in action again. In 2016 when they released “Glad That You’re Gone” it took us hook, line and sinker down a rabbit hole inspired by The Hard Aches, leaving nothing to chance. in their discography. Every subsequent release from them has always ended up in our “On Repeat” playlist and “Party Ghost” is no exception.
Bugs – ‘Alone Again’
Bugs should be one of Australia’s cutest bands. Their sound is so fun and their writing is so unique and captivating. “Alone Again” feels like a warm hug from a loved one. It’s the kind of song you throw your arm around your mate and sing along to at a Bugs gig.
Eddy Bakers – ‘Coffee Mate’
Bakers Eddy’s new album is honestly one of the best albums to hit the market this year. Their punk/pop/rock roots really shine in this track and the lyricism is second to none. Holy shit, we can’t wait to see them on stage on our album tour.
Beddy Rays 2022 Tour Dates
Saturday August 13 – Solbar (Sunshine Coast)
Fri. August 26 – Freo.Social (Fremantle)
Saturday August 27 – The Gov (Adelaide)
Thu Sep 1 BBQ Bazaar (Gold Coast)
Fri 2 September – Brisbane Festival @ Princess Theater
Sat 3 September – Beach Hotel (Byron Bay)
Fri 9 September – UC Dining Hall (Canberra)
Saturday September 10 – Altar Bar (Hobart)
Fri 16 Sep – Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle)
Sat 17 September – The Factory Theater (Sydney)
Thu Sep 22 – 170 Russell (Melbourne)
Fri 23 Sep – Torquay Hotel (Torquay)
Beddy Rays @ Spilled Milk 2022
Saturday 26 November – Exhibition Center in Canberra
Saturday December 3 – Victoria Park (Ballarat)
Sun December 4 – Doug Jennings Park (Gold Coast)
Beddy Rays @ Festival of the Falls 2022-2023
Thu 29 Dec – Pennyroyal Plains (Colac)
Saturday 31 December – North Byron Parklands (Byron Bay)
Sat 7 January – Fremantle Park (Fremantle)