Thursday, November 18, 2021

Watch: RATS Release New Single "Patsy Decline"

Liverpool indie rock band RATS have released their new single "Patsy Decline".

Lyrically, RATS take on all of the drama, turmoil, joy and celebration that comes with living in our modern society. The full breath and power of RATS becomes even more evident when on stage, where they’ve been hailed by fans and critics for sounding record-perfect in the live arena, but with the spine-tingling and raw delivery. Stirring righteous punk rock energy inspired by The Clash with the classic melodies and the intelligence of Britpop-era Blur with the psychedelic edge of Pink Floyd and the indie-rap rhymes inspired by Eminem, Liverpool quartet RATS are poised to become the city’s next life-affirming band.

‘Patsy Decline’ immediately bursts into life with an insistent, spiralling riff that revitalises the indie anthem tradition. Frontman Joe Maddocks’ mixes a touch of Jamie T’s cadence with elements of Mike Skinner’s observational wordplay as he captures the chaos and confusion of an epic night out in which it inevitably ends with Patsy drunkenly singing ‘There She Goes’, in a taxi. The song was recorded at Liverpool’s renowned Parr Street Studios with producer Chris Taylor (The Lathums, Blossoms) and was mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road. Speaking of the new single, Joe says, "We wrote this song to try to encapsulate what happens when we go out on a night out in our hometown of Liverpool - enjoy!” As for the memorable band name, the singer says, “Somebody sprayed it on our old studio door after a party where there was an argument and that’s when I first saw it as a name haha!”

The song is out today (November 18) through This Feeling Records. Grab it here and stream it below.


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