After a whirlwind first year in 2017, Wollongong band TOTTY are proud to announce the release of their debut EP Cut the Poppies through Ratbag Records (Dune Rats, Skegss, Pandamic) out May 25.
Danny from Dune Rats says, “We’ve loved TOTTY ever since hearing their first demos a year ago and were so fucking stoked when we found out they agreed to join the Ratbag family. Can’t wait to play shows with them!”
While vocalist/guitarist, Kelly from TOTTY adds “It means so much to us to be signing to Ratbag and being surrounded by mates that genuinely care and want the best for us. That supportive family mentality from the whole Ratbag crew is something we’re so keen to be a part of” says
TOTTY unveil lead single and video, Uncomfortable. “Uncomfortable talks about relationships throughout life whether they are romantic or otherwise… It’s about communication and remembering to always try to listen to people’s feelings and be a nice person.” Explains Kelly.
TOTTY have moved from strength to strength in the past year, gaining recognition shortly after their inception and continuing to grow as a strong touring band as they accompanied acts such as Ruby Fields and Skegss on sold-outs dates around the country. Previous releases have also gained ground among music listeners, with both singles SIGH and RIFF gaining Triple J play and featuring on Spotify tastemaker playlists multiple times.
Describing themselves as “Dog loving, 90’s fanatics”, Kelly, Chris and Max began working together after meeting through their previous bands and sharing love for all things fuzzy and furry. TOTTY recorded their EP in the backyard shed of Kelly’s house before taking their work to the Grove Studios for completion, being mixed by the bands own Chris Peruch. The result is the sound of a band comfortable in their work environment yet confident in taking the next step in their career.