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Indie, Pop, Rock


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From little things, big things grow. This thoroughly applies to the success that Melbourne outfit RAT!hammock has seen in the wake of their infectious single ‘June’ and its successor, ‘Ghost’ which landed the gang the Triple J Unearthed slot at the 2019 Laneway Festival.

RAT!hammock are showing no signs of turning back! Bringing you their latest single ‘Pick Up’. Recorded and mixed by Sam Swain at Sunset Pig Records and mastered by Adam Dempsey.
‘Pick Up’ preserves the darker atmosphere which we saw RAT!hammock awaken in ‘Ghost’, but is undeniably complemented by lead singer Jackson’s delivery and the powerful dynamics between the band behind him. ‘Pick Up’ earnestly explores themes of confusing and conflicting emotions and highlights acknowledging that something you deeply care about isn’t working.
Front man Jackson says “For all my trying, (in the song wiring process) I never managed to hit the nail on the head, so in one sense this song is a great failure, but the irony is I ended up writing a very honest and accurate song”.

RAT!hammock continue to make waves with their releases and ‘Pick Up is no exception. With the announcement of a double headline-tour with Adelaide’s Horror My Friend and their joint single release through James Tidswell’s (Violent Soho) Domestic LaLa record label (Dear Seattle, West Thebarton, etc) we will see the Rat’ take to the road to celebrate!

2019 has already seen the boys score a spot on the coveted Melbourne leg of Laneway Festival, a national support slot with Brisbane indie legends Last Dinosaurs, as well as being billed alongside some of Australia’s most exciting artists at NYE On The Hill. Now the Rat’ are ready to take the reins on big things to come for the rest of 2019.

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Unearthed in 2019

Laneway Festival

30 Dec 2018

Winner

RAT!hammock

RAT!hammock

Review

Review by Rhosian Woolridge Rhosian Woolridge

22 Mar 2019

Triple J
50

Just joined the RAT! train, so sorry I'm this late. What was I doing with my life before listening to this band? I don't know. What's past is prologue I suppose.

Just joined the RAT! train, so sorry I'm this late. What was I doing with my life before listening to this band? I don't know. What's past is prologue I suppose.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

20 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

I'm late to reviewing this, but trust me, it's been in my headphones since it's release.

I'm late to reviewing this, but trust me, it's been in my headphones since it's release.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

20 Mar 2019

Triple J
50

An infectious tension builder, which makes that chorus sing-a-long all the more satisfying. What a gem.

An infectious tension builder, which makes that chorus sing-a-long all the more satisfying. What a gem.