“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.”
“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.