Rats On Rafts Join Mission Of Burma On Three Tour Dates
Mission Of Burma ‘Academy Fight Song’ audio:
Rats On Rafts ‘Last Day On Earth’ audio
Profile photo:Rats On Rafts at London Fields Brewery, credit: Andrea Shamlou
Label mates Rats On Rafts will join Mission Of Burma on a select number of tour dates including shows in the UK and Belgium. Following the release of their second album ‘Tape Hiss’ and 7″ “Some Velvet Morning” their tour also sees them open for Pere Ubu at London’s The Dome, Tufnell Park on 24th March.
Rats On Rafts are David Fagan, Arnoud Verheul, Natasha Van Waardenburg and Joris Frowein.
7″ ‘Some Velvet Morning” is out now on Fire Records.
“Their hot blooded sound recalls the extra messy post-hardcore psychedelia of early Flaming Lips or less hi-fi King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizzard. Stay Tuned.”MOJO
“Especially impressive is the way they play with texture and rhythm, locating a sweet spot between snarling chaos and poised precision, and building on the signifiers of the genre’s forebearers.” The Quietus
“Rats On Rafts don’t so much slow down and pull up to their terminal, but rather hammer their foot to the accelerator and drive straight off a cliff.” Loud & Quiet
Rats On Rafts Tour Dates
22 Mar: Drift Bar, Portsmouth, UK
23 Mar: Boileroom, Guilford, UK
24 Mar: The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK
25 Mar: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton, UK
26 Mar: The Lock Tavern, London, UK
14 Apr: Tweetakt, Utrecht, Netherlands
19 Apr: Exchange, Bristol, UK w/ Mission Of Burma
21 Apr: Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK w/ Mission Of Burma
23 Apr: Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium w/ Mission Of Burma
26 Apr: The Life I Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
10-11 Jun: Eindhoven Psych Lab, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Mission Of Burma
Following on from the recently reissued ‘Vs’ and ‘Signals, Calls and Marches’ on Fire Archive, Mission of Burma return to the UK and Europe this April for the first time since 2013. They also play All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by Drive Like Jehu) along with shows in Dublin, Bristol, London, Leeds, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Berlin.
The band have been recognized as legends of the American indie rock and post-punk scene, having influenced musical icons from Sonic Youth and Nirvana to Moby and R.E.M.
“Mission of Burma’s music has held firm, unaffected by fashion, unsullied by imitation, and undiminished by the passage of time” Pitchfork
17 Apr: ATP, Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales, UK
18 Apr: Opium Rooms, Dublin, Ireland
19 Apr: Exchange, Bristol, UK w/ Rats On Rafts
20 Apr: Elektrowerkz, London, UK
21 Apr: Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK w/ Rats On Rafts
22 Apr: ATP, Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales, UK
23 Apr: Het Bos, Antwerp w/ Rats On Rafts
24 Apr: Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
25 Apr: Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Mission Of Burma website: http://missionofburma.com/
Rats On Rafts 7″ ‘Some Velvet Morning’: http://www.firerecords.com/wp/product/rats-on-rafts-some-velvet-morning-last-day-on-earth-7/
Rats On Rafts Bandcamp: https://ratsonraftsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/some-velvet-morning-last-day-on-earth