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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

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RAT!hammock

RAT!hammock

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

07 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

The song is clever as is. But when it suddenly breaks down the fourth wall towards the end, it's getting mighty close to genius.

The song is clever as is. But when it suddenly breaks down the fourth wall towards the end, it's getting mighty close to genius.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

03 Jul 2020

Triple J
50

RAT!ham out here releasing one of the best songs you'll hear this year. The songwriting is phenomenal. So many lines to pull out of this and love. The spirit is high, the energy is big, this makes me want to hug everyone and celebrate life. Its real, relatable, punchy, uplifting. Incredible.

RAT!ham out here releasing one of the best songs you'll hear this year. The songwriting is phenomenal. So many lines to pull out of this and love. The spirit is high, the energy is big, this makes me want to hug everyone and celebrate life. Its real, relatable, punchy, uplifting. Incredible.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

03 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

Neutral Milk Hotel covering Ball Park Music. If that's a ven diagram that gets your fingers tingling then you're about to hear some good as gear. Hit play!

Neutral Milk Hotel covering Ball Park Music. If that's a ven diagram that gets your fingers tingling then you're about to hear some good as gear. Hit play!