Video Premiere: Rats On Rafts / De Kift ‘Last Day On De Zon’

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Rats On Rafts / De Kift Reveal New Video For
‘Last Day On De Zon’
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Self-titled Album Out Oct 14th

Read the UK Premiere over at The 405 here:

‘Last Day On De Zon’ video:

That raw, energetic spirit is fully aflame on this unhinged opener to their self-titled joint album. It finds David Fagan’s punchy vocals and ROR’s blistering guitars and sly pop shot through with a fusillade of parping, discordant trumpets. The album is a stormer too.” Mojo’s ‘Now Streaming’

The moody, monochromatic clip is vaguely reminiscent of 2013 psych-thriller ‘A Field in England’ for its unexpected superposition’s and weird cuts, making it the perfect companion to the tune.” 405

Rats On Rafts have joined forces with legendary underground Dutch punk band De Kift – Zaandam punk vs Rotterdam punk! Their self-titled collaborative album is set for release in October and coincides with a Netherlands tour.

A playful revisioning of each other’s music which began at Metropolis Festival in 2013. The record brings together songs from Rats On Rafts critically acclaimed second album ‘Tape Hiss’ and De Kift’s huge catalogue. The two bands locked themselves up for a month to record a completely analogue album. Together they will play this material live on tour.

Line up: David Fagan (vocals, guitar), Bram Nigten (drums),Ferry Heijne (vocals, trumpet), Pim Heijne (guitar), Marco Heijne (steeldrum), Mathijs Houwink (bass guitar), Han Hulscher (trumpet), Arnoud Verheul (guitar), Patrick Votrian (trombone), Natasha van Waardenburg (bass guitar), Wim ter Weele (vocals, drums).
Upcoming Live Dates
Rats On Rafts
26 Sep: Crane Lane, Cork, Ireland
27 Sep: Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
28 Sep: KASBAH Social Club, Limerick, Ireland
01 Oct: Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
Rats On Rafts & De Kift13 Oct: Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
22 Oct: Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands
27 Oct: Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden, Netherlands
28 Oct: Burgerweehuis, Deventer, Netherlands
18 Nov: Hall of Fame (013 op locatie), Tilburg, Netherlands
26 Nov: Explore The North, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
16 Dec: Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands