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Rats on Rafts swear spiritual allegiance to the Rotterdam’s New Wave, Pop and Punk scenes with one provision, the weirder the better.

Rats have been together for a few years and, after boring themselves into finally getting good, they embarked on a phase which is slowly seeing them recognized as something a bit special.

“I first saw Rats on Rafts in their hometown of Rotterdam. I was blown away by their energy and obvious joy at playing together. They reminded me of the feeling that makes you want to create a band in the first place.” – Will Sergeant, Echo and the Bunnymen

“It’s tough, psychedelic pop driven by a hard bass sound and some great melodies. If only John Peel was still alive today they would be doing a session for him next week.” – John Robb, Louder Than War

“They are one of those bands whose recordings to date bear no relation to how earth shatteringly brilliant they are live.” – Richard Foster, Incendiary Magazine/The Quietus

“I love Rats on Rafts. Go and see them play live. Even if you have to travel to Rotterdam.” – Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand

“The best band who predominantly play guitars that exist and are making music right now are Rats on Rafts. Don’t argue. New album ‘Tape Hiss’ istinnitustastic.” – Paul Thomson, Franz Ferdinand


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


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