Rattle’s eponymous debut album is OUT NOW
via Upset the Rhythm / I Own You
Listen to the full album stream via The Girls Are
The drumming duo will play special album launch shows this week, one at London’s St. Pancras Church on Thursday 11th August and a second in their hometown of Nottingham on Friday 12th August. More details below.
Check out the video for single “Stringer Bell”, directed by Simon Parfrement (Sleaford Mods).
Full summer tour dates:
11th August – St Pancras Old Church, London
12th August – Nottingham Writers Studio, Nottingham
22nd August – Chameleon, Nottingham *with Massicot
9th September – International Beer Festival, Leeds
Rattle focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, having entranced audiences at Supersonic Festival, Dot to Dot, throughout the UK during a recent tour with Witching Waves and in Europe with Zea (Arnold de Boer from The Ex).
“The fragile beauty of these songs sounds, more often than not, rather vital.” Mojo
“Tension built on space and air, a cool, refreshing breeze.” The Wire
“Comparisons could be made to The Raincoats, to the Slits’ unjustly neglected second album, to ESG, even, but in reality Rattle sit in their own onomatopoeic universe.” Clash
“Wonderfully captivating.” Gold Flake Paint