Friday 4 March 2016

Friday Cover Up - Rats Ride Over This Velvet Morning

Dutch post punks Rats On Rafts brought out an excellent record last year in the form of Tape Hiss. They blew me away in their support slot for Blank Realm at Shacklewell Arms, and continue to impress on new 7" Some Velvet Morning/Last Day On Earth. Their cover of Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra is pretty much a ROR special - a chugging, squalling psych purge with added distorted and haunted vocals. It's absurd and disturbing, and pretty brilliant. They play the Moth Club in Hackney this Sunday, as part of a supergroup that includes the mighty Pere Ubu, before returning in their usual guise supporting PU at Tufnell Park Dome, March 24 and a straight-up set on their own at Lock Tavern on the 26th. Get on board, and while you're at it get your copy of the 7" through Fire Records here.

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