WA punk-rock band Dennis Cometti release their debut, self-titled album on 23 October, 2020.
Over half a decade since they began life as a side projects' side project kicking off at a bowls club to 'scab free beer', Western Australian rockers Dennis Cometti are on the verge of releasing their debut studio record.
The self-titled album takes aim at everything with short, sharp, punchy punk-rock singalongs ranging from putting their local on notice for watered down pints, late-night CBD biffos out the front of kebab stores, and their latest single 'WAXIT' – a concept Clive Palmer still can't fathom.
With a monster 2021 ahead for Dennis Cometti (the band) including Europe, UK and Australian east coast tours already confirmed, grab yourself a (full-strength) pint, find a quiet corner and introduce yourself to the band.
Who is Dennis Cometti? Dennis Cometti is a football commentator who has graced the airwaves since before we were born. His one liners are unmistakeable, he is also a father, grandfather, author and a very nice person. A giant of the game.
On the other hand, we're just a poxy rock & roll band that sings about football and life in WA.
We sound like... A home-brand attempt to sound like The Ramones crossed with AC/DC.
Our first gig was... Probably at the Osborne Park Bowls Club as a two-piece back in 2014 or something. Played to less than ten people, but got some free booze out of it.
When did you settle on the group's name, and was it a unanimous decision... Originally Mitch and I were jamming under the name Burnt Toast, which is completely f...ed. Once Mitch pitched the idea to name ourselves after the great man we didn't have a choice. It was only slightly stupider than our older name, so we rolled with it.
In the studio we usually... Watch the footy, drink beer and get frustrated cos I don't really understand how to record properly.
If we could tour with anyone... Ben Cousins spoken word with Moondyne Joe as security.
Social media is... A handy pain in the ass.
My favourite app at the moment is... Beer With Me. You add your mates on it and you check in when you start a drink and it gives them the location so they can drop by for a slurp. You can also virtually "cheers" your mates which is good for our pen pals overseas. It makes a nice pouring sound when you check in too, which is neat.
To date, my most embarrassing moment was the time... For me, probably the launch show for our first EP. I got insanely drunk and said the C word in front of my mum a bunch of times, which didn't go down a treat.
I have vague memories of crowd surfing though, so it can't have been that bad of a gig. We've played our fair share of piss-drunk sets that would rival that one for quality though.
Life on the road can be... Punishing, not that we've done any long tours or anything. It's easily the best thing about playing music though, so hopefully we can get some more mileage under our belts once the current situation blows over.
If you'll have us on your bill, all we ask is that our rider contains... Just a couple of nice brews. Nothing too fancy, Swan or Export would do the trick.
The most scary scenario we've found ourselves in, was... As a band, probably last year when we played Indi Bar with The Meanies and someone got stabbed in the carpark.
Pretty sure a party over the road got gate crashed and some sh.t went down which led to a guy getting chased over to the venue and stabbed. He didn't die, but it was super hectic. People are f...ed.
What celebrity/ famous person would you love to be spokesperson of the band... Obviously the great man himself. His wit and smooth tones would do bozos like us a world of good.
If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? Not exactly abroad but I love Hobart. Technically overseas though? Tassie is definitely the second best state in Australia.
Three people you'd like to invite around for a dinner party... Dennis Cometti (the man), Moondyne Joe and Angus Young. The world's greatest footy commentator, bushranger and guitarist all in one room. Just for a laff.
If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us? Mie Goreng with sriracha. Or a cheese toastie. F...ed if we can be bothered cooking for ourselves let alone someone else.
No matter the expense, send me a case of... Swan Draught.
The last time I saw the inside of a gym was... Never. Our only workout is on stage.
What's the one chore you dislike the most? Dishes suck. Mowing the lawn is the best.
Do you have any phobias... please explain? Fear of rock & roll's demise.
Would you ever partake in a reality show? Yes. 'The Masked Singer' because it's the most heinous sh.t I have ever seen.
If you could prank any of your friends, who's your target, and how are you bringing them down? Each other, by being tricked into drinking Great Northern.
Dennis Cometti release their self-titled debut album on 23 October, 2020. Pre-order it.
Dennis Cometti 2020 WA Tour Dates
Fri 30 Oct - Mojos (Fremantle) Sat 31 Oct - The Bird (Perth) Sun 1 Nov - Indi Bar (Perth) Thu 12 Nov - Prince Of Wales (Bunbury) Fri 13 Nov - Dunsborough Tavern
'Dennis Cometti' Tracklisting
1. WAXIT 2. Sunnie Tan 3. Spoked 4. Deadsh.t 5. (I H8 THE) CBD 6. Pint Police 7. Bali Belly 8. SK8 9. No Stress