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 the signifiers of the genre’s forebearers.” The Quietus
“Rats On Rafts don’t so much slow down and pull up to their terminal, but rather hammer their foot to the accelerator and drive straight off a cliff.” Loud & Quiet
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.
Rats On Rafts are David Fagan, Arnoud Verheul, Natasha van Waardenburg and Joris Frowein.
06 Mar: MOTH Club, London, UK ‘Tape Hiss Jail’ w/ members of Pere Ubu, Prescott & Happyness – FREE ENTRY
22 Mar: Drift Bar, Portsmouth, UK
23 Mar: Boileroom, Guilford, UK
24 Mar: The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK w/ Pere Ubu
25 Mar: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton, UK
26 Mar: The Lock Tavern, London, UK
14 Apr: Tweetakt, Utrecht, Netherlands
26 Apr: The Life I Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
10-11 Jun: Eindhoven Psych Lab, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Fire Site: http://www.firerecords.com/wp/product/rats-on-rafts-some-velvet-morning-last-day-on-earth-7/