Rotterdam based psych/post-punk group Rats on Rafts will release their new and most textured record to date Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths on January 29th on their own label Kurious Recordings (and outside of Benelux via Fire Records). The album was recorded in the band’s own Kurious Recording studio, with a little bit of help by Niek van den Driesschen. The first single Tokyo Music Experience is out now.
Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths refers to the period between their previous and this new, third album. The album is layered with songs and fragments that on different occasions refer to one another both musically and lyrically to form a song cycle. A concept album? It could be, but first and foremost it offers a fragmented view into the wonderful and frightening world of Rats on Rafts.
Quite like their hometown Rotterdam, Rats on Rafts are an ever evolving group. From their catchy new wave debut The Moon is Big, which briefly launched them into the pop world of The Netherlands, the dark psychedelic sound of Tape Hiss created a path for them to get across borders and the band got signed to Fire Records (UK) in 2015. They toured extensively in the last few years including shows at festivals like Best Kept Secret (NL), Liverpool Psych Fest (UK), Reeperbahn (DE), Glastonbury (UK) Primavera Sound (SP) Levitation (FR) and many many others.
Watch Tokyo Music Experience here!