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

“dès que tu as terminé, tu as tout de suite envie de remettre ça” [Another Whisky for Mister Bukowski]


Rat the Magnificent IN THE MIDDLE


In the Middle is the first single to be taken from Rat The Magnificent’s debut album The Body As Pleasure, coming out on the fiercely independent TTWD Records in Spring 2018.

“Muscular, fuzz-drenched post-punk” Joyzine
“Stomping, Cramps’ish, punk-blues” Dexter Bentley, Resonance FM

Featuring Ian Catskilkin of Art Brut/ Future of the Left, Ross Davies and Anna Dodridge of BBC Radio 6 Music darlings Hot Sauce Pony, RTM are a much darker and more foreboding prospect.

A motorik stampede of a song In The Middle is an ode to lust and the carnal acts where Anderson sings of the immediacy of desire.

The video looks at this paradigm, a ritual essay on the bright lights of the flesh and the darkness that can surround such things.

The single’s exclusive 2 b-sides feature Jen Macro (Hurtling, MBV, Graham Coxon, Charlotte Hatherley) on guitar, and were recorded at Brixton Hill Studios with Nick Howiantz.

Stream & Download https://ratthemagnificent.bandcamp.com

Watch the Video on YouTube

Cheel Ghar & Rat the Magnificent LIVE! and also NOT LIVE!

Cheel Ghar, KLLR, Modern Men and Rat the Magnificent all have records in the pipeline, much further down the pipeline than they were a while ago. The ever glorious Bradley Hemsell has been using his hawk-like ears to make them all sound like DESTROYERS.

Brad’s also been on business with some buddies of TTWD the VERY NASTY and BRILLIANT Swallowing, who are on the excellent Outsider Art label. You can pick up their record online, 100% recommended, it will fuck you up.

Rat Le Magnificent and Cheel Ghar have a couple of upcoming shows, LIVE LIVE LIVE. Cheel Ghar are making it up north (to Sheffield). Something to behold in the flesh. Find out more on our EVENTS page.

KLLR have the tiniest of teasers available online.