Rotterdam’s rousing Rats On Rafts joined the Fire Records roster – alongside visionaries Virginia Wing, Noveller and Death And Vanilla – in the latter half of 2015.

Following the release of second album ‘Tape Hiss’ on Fire Records in October last year, Rats On Rafts return with new single “Some Velvet Morning” and spring tour that sees them share the stage with Pere Ubu at London’s Tufnell Park Dome on 24th March.

Abrasive and uncompromising, their Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood cover far from emulates with its twisted and dark original take on the classic.The B-side is their last single ‘Last Day On Earth’ taken from their lastest album ‘Tape Hiss’ which saw them feature in Mojo’s talent section ‘Mojo Rising’. Hotly tipped as ones to watch across all corners of the music press the “Rotterdam awkwardists churn underground noise with bracing warped pop appeal” (Mojo).

Their autumn 2015 tour included performances at Incubate, Le Guess Who, Club Bad Bonn, Espace B and Soy Festival. 2016 will bring more music and live shows from Rotterdam’s finest so watch this space as full European tour dates will be announced shortly.

Rats On Rafts are David Fagan, Arnoud Verheul, Natasha van Waardenburg and Joris Frowein.

“Especially impressive is the way they play with texture and rhythm, locating a sweet spot between snarling chaos and poised precision, and building on the signifiers of the genre’s forebearers.” The Quietus