Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


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Bio

Somewhere between the lo-fi bedroom pop of Alex G and the classic 90’s sound of Pavement lie Melbourne four-piece RAT!hammock. Unassuming but delightfully weird, RAT!hammock mine much traversed indie-rock terrain, but prove there are still many diamonds to be found in the rough
The Melbourne “mid-fi” quartet make a bold return with ‘Word Of The Day’ – a somewhat celebratory ode to the pressures of navigating adult life – and its joyful, tongue-in-cheek video accompaniment.
Frontman Jackson Phelan explains
“’Word Of The Day’ was written for all the people who are reevaluating your expectations in your mid 20’s. I catch up with my friends in bars and we’re all trying to smoke less, trying to do meaningful work (whatever that means), trying to find real love/companionship. Comparing ourselves to everyone else. And it’s cool knowing we’re all in the thick of it or working through it. When we got in the studio we wanted to make this track as joyous and celebratory as possible. We were thinking of the happy Christmas carols (winter wonderland) and mariachi music. It’s a big party and everyone’s there, arm in arm together.”

Unearthed in 2019

Laneway Festival

30 Dec 2018

Winner

RAT!hammock

RAT!hammock

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

29 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

Captivating songwriting (as always). The emotional drive is strong, the guitars bring it to life and you can feel every single moment that unfolds. We love you!

Captivating songwriting (as always). The emotional drive is strong, the guitars bring it to life and you can feel every single moment that unfolds. We love you!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

25 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

RAT!hammock is one of the safest bets on Unearthed. not that you ever know what's coming next. you lot always serve up something different to the last upload but regardless, you can always expect that it's going to be top quality.

RAT!hammock is one of the safest bets on Unearthed. not that you ever know what's coming next. you lot always serve up something different to the last upload but regardless, you can always expect that it's going to be top quality.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

whereas the last few rat!ham songs have attached themselves to my brain immediately like a barnacle on a boat, this one has waited a minute then climbed aboard and is taking residence in the cabin below deck. brilliant slacker heartbreak poetry from one of my faves!

whereas the last few rat!ham songs have attached themselves to my brain immediately like a barnacle on a boat, this one has waited a minute then climbed aboard and is taking residence in the cabin below deck. brilliant slacker heartbreak poetry from one of my faves!