Rats On Rafts Japan live dates with Franz Ferdinand next week

Jenna JonesEvents, News, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts reveal new track ‘Meggy’(Rats On Rafts Version) + Japan live dates with Franz Ferdinand begins next week Rats On Rafts – Meggy (Rats On Rafts version) https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/rats-on-rafts-meggy “A barbed, entrancing slice of post-punk” Clash Live Dates 27 Nov: Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan w/ Franz Ferdinand 28 Nov: Osaka Zepp Bayside, Osaka, Japan w/ Franz Ferdinand 30 Nov: SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan “Meggy being the one song we still play live … Read More

Rats on Rafts Play Sea Change + London & Bristol

James NichollsEvents, Rats On Rafts

Rotterdam post-punks head back to the UK next weekend! They play the below dates. Rats On Rafts     25 Aug: Café Café, Hasselt, Belgium 26 Aug: Sea Change Festival, Totnes, UK 28 Aug: Crofters Rights, Bristol, UK   29 Aug: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK  Listen to ‘Sleep Little Child’ below

Pictish Trail and Rats on Rafts Added to ‘This Corner of England’ Day Festival!

James NichollsEvents, News, Rats On Rafts, The Bevis Frond, The Jazz Butcher, Wreckless Eric

This Corner of England celebrates 30 years of the legendary, and incredibly influential,  English psychedelic outfit “The Bevis Frond” with a whole day of music at the London Fields Brewery on Sunday May 28th The Bevis Frond have ultimately become the UK’s leading underground psychedelic rock band with supporters such as comedian Stewart Lee, Dinosaur Jr, Evan Dando, David Tibet, Teenage Fanclub and more. Live, the line-up today includes: Paul … Read More

Fire Records At Sea Change Festival 2017

James NichollsDeath And Vanilla, Events, Jane Weaver, News, Rats On Rafts, Virginia Wing

Not one but FOUR Fire Records bands at this years’ Sea Change Festival in Totnes, curated by The Drift Record Shop & The Quietus! Jane Weaver, Rats On Rafts, Death And Vanilla and Virginia Wing, plus our sister label Earth Recordings will be hosting a tribute to Bert Jansch in ‘Avocet Revisited’. Grab tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10662 Listen to the bands below! Jane Weaver Rats On Rafts Death And Vanilla Virginia … Read More

Rats On Rafts EU Tour Next Month!

James NichollsEvents, News, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts are back on a short European tour! Catch them at the dates below and check out their most recent release with De Kift below Tour Dates 17 Feb: Stellar Swamp @ Eden, Charleroi, Belgium 18 Feb: Festival GéNéRiQ, Belfort, France 19 Feb: Royal Baden, Switzerland 20 Feb: Supersonic, Paris, France Purchase the new record ‘Rats On Rafts / De Kift’ here: http://bit.ly/2jsZuZL

Las Kellies & Rats On Rafts/De Kift Reviewed The Vinyl District

Jenna JonesLas Kellies, Press, Rats On Rafts

  Las Kellies “impressively varied, its contents inhabiting the post-punk end of the spectrum; there’s the soul liberation through body movement of “Sugar Beat,” the reggae-infused “Tied to a Chain,” the riffy VU-update “Make it Real,” the new wavy “I’m on Fire,” the indie poppish “Summer Breeze,” and up-tempo rocker “I Don’t Care.” And that’s just the first six cuts”  A- Rats On Rafts/De Kift “this album clearly benefits from extensive … Read More

Out Today: Rats On Rafts / De Kift Self Titled Collaborative Album!

James NichollsNews, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts / De Kift Self-titled Album Out Today! + Tour Update “A joyous celebration of musical teamwork” Record Collector “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 “The moody, monochromatic clip … Read More

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

James NichollsNews, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts / De Kift Reveal New Video For ‘Last Day On De Zon’ + Self-titled Album Out Oct 14th Read the UK Premiere over at The 405 here: ‘Last Day On De Zon’ video: ‘Last Day On De Zon’ audio link: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/rats-on-rafts-de-kift-last-day-on-de-zon “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 … Read More

Rats On Rafts Tour Starts This Week!

James NichollsEvents, Rats On Rafts

Fresh from supporting Mission Of Burma and Pere Ubu at various tour dates througout the UK/EU, Dutch post-punks Rats On Rafts are playing a bunch of shows including Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Reeperbahn Festival and some Irish dates thrown in for good measure! Rats On Rafts have also joined forces with legendary underground Dutch punk band De Kift – Zaandam punk vs Rotterdam punk! Their self-titled collaborative album is set for … Read More

Rats On Rafts & De Kift Announce Collaborative Album!

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts / De Kift Reveal First Track ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’ + Announce Self Titled Album Out 14th October  Rats On Rafts De Kift ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’ audio stream:  Read the UK premiere on Clash here “Two astounding noise merchants recently paired off on a joint project, with Rats On Rafts crossing swords with De Kift .. it’s righteous noise – all blistering guitar and punchy vocals, the driving, demanding onward rush simply … Read More

Track Premiere: Rats On Rafts & De Kift ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Rotterdam post punks 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, and from it is the first track ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’! Read all about the track in many different languages below! Pre-order the new record here Netherlands – NMTH: … Read More

Rats On Rafts Announce UK / Ireland Shows This September!

James NichollsEvents, Rats On Rafts

Fresh from supporting Mission Of Burma and Pere Ubu at various tour dates throughout the UK/EU, Dutch post-punks Rats On Rafts are playing a bunch of shows this August/September including Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, London’s Shacklewell Arms, Reeperbahn Festival and some Irish dates thrown in for good measure – full list below! We appreciate that October is a while away, so in the meantime why not get your Rats fix with … Read More

Rats On Rafts Announce New French Shows For September!

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Our favourite Dutch post-punks are back on the road this September! See below for more dates and keep an eye on this blog for further updates tomorrow! Listen to their most recent single – a cover of ‘Some Velvet Morning’ below! Tourdates: 16 Sep: La Coopérative de Mai Club, Clermont, France 19 Sep: Le Pop Up du label, Paris, France 20 Sep: La Péniche, Lille, France 21 Sep: Reeperbahn Festival, … Read More

Rats On Rafts Play Live On Resonance FM – Saturday 26th March!

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Our Dutch post-punk favourites are back in the UK this week, playing shows in Portsmouth, Guilford, Brighton and two London shows (they support Pere Ubu at The Dome, Tufnell Park tonight and plat The Lock Tavern Festival this Saturday). In amongst all this travelling they’re still finding time to drop by the Resonance FM studio in London to perform a live session for the Hello Goodbye show! Please tune-in on … Read More

Rats On Rafts Announced For Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2016!

James NichollsEvents, Rats On Rafts

After all the fun we had at last years’ Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia with Noveller, Death And Vanilla and Virginia Wing (and even managing to slip in a quick Fire Records DJ set at ‘The Camp’), we’re delighted to announce that our most recent signees – Dutch post-punk band Rats On Rafts – are heading to play this years’ festival! They join an incredible line up along with the … Read More

Tape Hiss Jail ft. Members of Pere Ubu, Rats on Rafts, Happyness & Prescott

James NichollsPere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

Members of Pere Ubu, Rats on Rafts, Happyness and Prescott played a mind-blowing improvised set last night at MOTH Club, Hackney last night as part of Label Mates festival. The night was kicked off by an opening support slot from 90’s- sounding slacker-rock trio Happyness, followed by Dutch post-punk madness from the ever-energised Rats on Rafts. Prescott played a zany instrumental set full of electronic experimentation before being joined on … Read More

Rats on Rafts ‘Some Velvet Morning’ Out Today On 7″ Vinyl !

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts  7″ Single ‘Some Velvet Morning’ “Amazing, that really is quite a radical reworking” John Kennedy, Radio X “Their hot blooded sound recalls the extra messy post-hardcore psychedelia of early Flaming Lips or less hi-fi King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizzard. Stay Tuned.” MOJO “Especially impressive is the way they play with texture and rhythm, locating a sweet spot between snarling chaos and poised precision, and building on … Read More

Rats on Rafts – John Kennedy Radio X Session Replay + UK Tour

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Our favourite Dutch post-punks Rats on Rafts are flying in from Rotterdam this week for a special one-off collaboration with members of Pere Ubu and Happyness at London’s Moth Club on Sunday night. Here’s a picture of them above playing last years Incubate Festival! New music maestro John Kennedy has given the show a shout on his Radio X show after playing Rats on Rafts’ version of ‘Some Velvet Morning’, “Amazing, … Read More

Fire Records at Label Mates – ‘Tape Hiss Jail’ This Weekend!

James NichollsPere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

As part of the Label Mates Festival taking place at venues across East London this week, Fire will be hosting ‘Tape Hiss Jail’. Members of the legendary Cleveland band that is Pere Ubu join together with Dutch post-punks Rats On Rafts, Prescott and London based Happyness for an improvised performance. Prepare for experimental carnage, to be surrounded by walls of thrashing, psychedelic, post-punk noise from this completely one-off experience. Support sets also … Read More

Rats On Rafts Release Single ‘Some Velvet Morning’ Out 4th March + EU Tour Begins 3rd March

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts’ cover of the Lee Hazlewood / Nancy Sinatra classic ‘Some Velvet Morning’ is out next week March 4th, coinciding with a run of EU/ UK tourdates to include London, Brighton and Portsmouth. Full tour dates listed, you can stream the track below and read the Clash premiere here EU Tour Dates 03 Mar: Plaza Mayor, Castellon, Spain 06 Mar: MOTH Club, London, UK ‘Tape Hiss Jail’ w/ members … Read More

Reminder: Fire Records at Labelmates Festival & London Band ‘Happyness’ Added To Lineup

James NichollsPere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

Here’s a date for your diaries if ever there was one! As part of Label Mates Festival, Fire Records are bringing together members of Fire bands Pere Ubu, Rats On Rafts plus London band Happyness (Moshi Moshi) for an improvised set led by David Thomas. The event is FREE ENTRY and will take place at Hackney’s best new venue the MOTH Club. This is a totally one-off performance whereby Happyness … Read More

Fire Records Present ‘Tape Hiss Jail’ At Labelmates: Pere Ubu + Rats On Rafts Supergroup

James NichollsEvents, Pere Ubu, Rats On Rafts

As part of the Label Mates events taking place at venues across East London this March, Fire are ecstatic to announce ‘Tape Hiss Jail’; a collaboration between members of Rats on Rafts and Pere Ubu. Dutch post-punk band Rats On Rafts, plus members of the legendary Cleveland band that is Pere Ubu join together perform an improvised performance. Prepare for experimental carnage, to be surrounded by walls of thrashing, psychedelic, post-punk noise from this … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres + Rats On Rafts Announced For Eindhoven Psych Lab 2016

James NichollsOrchestra of Spheres, Rats On Rafts

Two brilliant bands from our ever-growing roster have been announced to play this year’s Eindhoven Psych Lab! New Zealand Psych-heads Orchestra Of Spheres and Dutch post-punks Rats on Rafts will take to the stage at Effenaar for the 2 day event, happening on 10th and 11th June. Earlybird tickets for the event have now sold out but you can still purchase day tickets for 10th here Stream Rats on Rafts’ … Read More

RATS ON RAFTS Reveal New Video For ‘Some Velvet Morning’ + New Single Out 4th March

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Dutch post-punk maestro’s Rats On Rafts are back with their version of the Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra classic ‘Some Velvet Morning’. ‘Some Velvet Morning’ will be released on March 4th on 7″ vinyl, backed with a new version of album single ‘Last Day On Earth’. This comes ahead of a bunch of UK tourdates for the Rotterdam-based quartet – watch this space. “Given an absurdest overhaul by the Dutch … Read More