Rat the Magnificent are a wine based power quartet from South London wine wine wine. A mix of obstinance and oblivion, this vox/geetar/geetar/bass/drum unit raised in Dorset have been blasting out for a year now.
The overlapping of a Venn diagram: Jesus Lizard, Sally Bowles, MBV/Slint & Son House and you’re in the right borough. And like all the good drinks, the whiskey, the coffee, you need balance in strength. Anderson & Catskilkin’s open blasted guitars check primitive tradition and bleed into Davies’ evangelical bass and Dodridge’s reductive drum rhythms, providing a bed for Anderson to belie his vocals.
The oldest story. We’re not saying they ain’t hard work, but nothing good comes without that. No one fucks good without sweating.
Perry M. Anderson [Sunshine Republic, KLLR, Modern Men]
Ian Catskilkin [Art Brut, Orco]
Ross Davies [Brenda, The Feral Text, Modern Men]
Anna Dodridge [DYWO]
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