Family Manderson | Live Video WOLVES

Family Manderson are working on some recorded material, which we are very much looking forward to.

Family Manderson craft songs with a lamenting richness and depth, layering fragile creeping drones and picked out melody lines. Featuring baritone vocals that convey a ferocious candour and gesturing minimalism, Family Manderson tell us of the world weary.

This is a live, acoustic version of a track called Wolves.

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Rat the Magnificent | Visual Content!!

Here are two videos for singles from The Body As Pleasure, Rat the Magnificent’s debut LP. Enjoy the visual spectacle & exploration of the inner workings of the mind and body.

Up The Street

“Crank “Up The Street” to a volume that shakes the dust from your creaky bones. Made stiff from years of rock and roll neglect, you are now redeemed by the nasty howl and stomp of Rat the Magnificent. Hallelujah and hot damn.” NPR Music

Olon

“The standout track “Olon,”… features some of bassist Ross Davies’ best moments on the LP — he lays down a thick, fuzzed out bottom end for a swirling guitar riff, and singer Perry Anderson captivates with a dexterous falsetto. Anderson recalls Jeff Buckley and Muse’s Matt Bellamy at times, but with an Eighties no-wave approach. The song builds off its initial minimalism, swelling with background vocals, drummer Anna Dodridge attacking the kit harder on each riff cycle, until its abrupt conclusion.

“Olon,” like the rest of the album’s songs, stands apart in its composition and tone; while most bands claim to have “tons of influences,” very few integrate a full spectrum of sounds into their work, and actually make them work. Rat The Magnificent have established a unique and compelling template for a rock band, and the possibilities are endless. Pretty cool.” [Invisible Oranges]

Rat The Magnificent – The Body As Pleasure

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The Body As Pleasure is undeniably cool. It strikes a balance between carefully constructed melody and unhinged intensity, proving what Swans and the Jesus Lizard have been telling us all for decades: you don’t have to be metal to be heavy…while most bands claim to have “tons of influences,” very few integrate a full spectrum of sounds into their work, and actually make them work…Rat The Magnificent have established a unique and compelling template for a rock band, and the possibilities are endless.”
[Invisible Oranges]

“Magnificence may be an unwise bar to set, but damn they get pretty close.” [Hey Nineteen]

Recorded over the course of three years with Brad Hemsell, ‘The Body As Pleasure’ also features huge range of inimitable guest musicians, who add even further depth and dynamics to the record. Guests include: Ian Catskilkin (Future Of The Left, Art Brut), Jen Macro (MBV, Graham Coxon, Charlotte Hatherly, Hurtling), Stephen Gilchrist (Graham Coxon, The Damned, The Cardiacs, Vic and Bob), Jeff Fairley (Cheel Ghar) and Caroline Gilchrist (Hot Sauce Pony).

It’s available to stream and download on all the usual sites, bandcamp, soundcloud itunes and spotify included.

Modern Men – Solid Gold EP & live session videos

Modern Men release Solid Gold EP & live session videos

“Four failing adults shout about the futility of the human condition whilst drinking quality whiskey. Heavy noise rock for the terminally disenfranchised.”

Following the first single, Oscar Alpha, we give to you a mighty dose of Modern Men. Here we have the Solid Gold EP, plus 4 live session versions of the tracks on video, showing off the bands upfront live performance.

Click here for the Solid Gold EP on Bandcamp

The Solid Gold EP was recorded, engineered & mixed by Brad Hemsell in Dorset

Click below to watch the Solid Gold live session videos for

Maxxximum Cliffage

Oscar Alpha

Hott Piss

Fixxxing Punk

Live session vidoes recorded with Tim Cedar [Part Chimp, Hey Colossus, Sweet Williams] at Dropout studio in South London. Here you see Modern Men frenetic, dark and raw, captured on film by Chemically Sinister.

Old enough to know better these Modern Men are for the amp-worship fans of Some Girls, Head Wound City, Converge, Coalesce, The Jesus Lizard, Oxbow, The Melvins and Part Chimp.

Modern Men aren’t here to fuck around, they’re here for you, right now.

Rat the Magnificent release Up The Street

A first look at the album artwork from The Body As Pleasure

Rat the Magnificent are a heady mix of obstinance and oblivion. Described as “Strutting blues” and “knuckle-busting riffage” [NPR Music] Up The Street features the band at their most defiant, a fully blasted piece of theatrical rock and roll.

UP THE STREET on bandcamp

Up The Street is the second track released from The Body As Pleasure, Rat the Magnificent’s debut album released on TTWD Records 21st June 2018.

“Crank “Up The Street” to a volume that shakes the dust from your creaky bones. Made stiff from years of rock and roll neglect, you are now redeemed by the nasty howl and stomp of Rat the Magnificent. Hallelujah and hot damn.” NPR Music
“Sometimes a blast of full on swaggering rock helps clear the cobwebs and ‘Up The Street’ is all of that. The vocals are immersed in the mix, the guitars dominate with serious intent and the driving rhythm is mesmerising.” Beehive Candy

Modern Men release Oscar Alpha

54 seconds of blistering noise rock, Modern Men know how to make an entrance. From the opening drum blasts from B.Davies you know you should of put your seat belt on.

The strung out riffs of R.Davies and B.Hemsell create a thunderously disorientating ride for D.Davis’ near psychotic vocals. This is severely pissed off stuff.

Featuring members of Rat The Magnificent, Hot Sauce Pony, Cheel Ghar, The Olmec Diagram, Brenda/The Feral Text.

Click here to here the track on soundcloud

“Four failing adults shout about the futility of the human condition whilst drinking quality whiskey. Heavy noise rock for the terminally disenfranchised.”

Old enough to know better these Modern Men are for the amp-worship fans of Some Girls, Head Wound City, Converge, Coalesce, The Jesus Lizard, Oxbow, The Melvins and Part Chimp.

Rat the Magnificent | ITCH 2 video

Rat the Magnificent’s second video is one b-side from In The Middle which has been described as
“Relentless post-punk fuzz” [Overblown] and a “Brutal white-knuckle ride” [Best Tuna].

ITCH 2 was recorded at Brixton Hill Studios and features the always perfect guitar work of Jen Macro (Hurtling, MBV, Graham Coxon, Charlotte Hatherley).Thunderingly kinetic, ITCH 2 is dedicated to worrying about the finer things in life with the video looking at those things on a grander scale.

In The Middle was the first single from The Body As Pleasure, Rat the Magnificent’s debut album coming out through TTWD Records in summer 2018. Hear the single on bandcamp https://ratthemagnificent.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-middle-single

“In The Middle has a full frontal scorched earth policy type attack and in the end is an ode to lust and carnal acts where Anderson sings of the immediacy of desire.”
American Pancake
http://www.americanpancake.com/2018/02/rat-magnificent-pump-out-their-scorched.html

“dès que tu as terminé, tu as tout de suite envie de remettre ça” [Another Whisky for Mister Bukowski]
https://anotherwhiskyformisterbukowski.com/2018/01/19/rat-the-magnificent-musique-journee-grise-fraiche/