Out today, Rats On Rafts’ new single ‘Osaka’ is the follow up from their new album ‘Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths’ which is released ahead of their upcoming UK 2021 tour.
Taking inspiration from a brief visit in Osaka touring with Franz Ferdinand, ‘Osaka’ is an awayday with a difference that echoes Robert Smith while we reach a warp speed space rock trajectory. A track from the new album’s outtakes, it’s an anthem for a mighty city and, as tour guides to future hybrid sounds go, Rotterdam’s Rats On Rafts give new meaning to the concept of a “TRIP” advisor.
“The song has become one of our favourites to play live. The music video was recorded live as part of our music film for ‘Visions Of Chapter 3…’. Because of restrictions it was impossible to play our new album live so we recorded a live show in which many different art forms are combined. We always wanted to create a live music-video with an arranged feel, the music, dance, visuals – it’s all live!” David Fagan
Recorded at Tivoli by A Small Production Company, Rats’ fully charged new live video bursts with their energetic and trademark sound. The excerpt is taken from their recent live performance film ‘Visions Of Chapter 3’ that aired earlier this year.
A great taste of what to expect on tour, Rats On Rafts have recently played a number of live shows across the Netherlands. You can catch them live touring the new album across the UK in early December.