Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Tobacco Rat, Eprom, G Jones, Bleep Bloop


band members

Tobacco Rat


Influences

Hermitude, G Jones, Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Noisia


Bio

Somewhere underground lies a whole other world. Human-like things lurk in the stygian depths, making a home for themselves in murky, shadowy places. Something stirs inside the walls of buildings, underneath floorboards, in the sewers, and that thing is:

TOBACCO RAT

Tobacco Rat, a.k.a. Jake Steele, has established himself as one of the most unique and distinct voices in
the underground Australian electronic music scene. Creating eerie industrial textures grafted to warped
and intense beats and melodies, he aims to sonically explore urban decay and musical boundaries, while
remaining conscious of compelling his audience with his experimental dubstep onslaughts.

With praise from triple j, giving regular rotation to Snarl (2018) and Gangsta (2017) he’s received celebration from the
likes of NestHQ, The Music, Pilerats and The Interns and has been awarded WAMi Best Electronic
Act (Live) at the 2017 Awards and Best Electronic Track for Trenchtown 2020 (2016) and Infra (2017) at
the WAM Song of the Year Awards.

His 2019 release calendar has already seen the unleashing of Mudpool on the compilation LP Saturated
Warriors (Saturate Records / Sleeveless Records); a remix of Jalaya’s (USA) single Resurrection for The
Untz; and the release of Fax Error, a collaboration track with RaptorHandz through Uncomfortable Beats.

Best experienced live, Tobacco Rat brings a dynamic and engaging live show - reactive visuals (tailor-
made for the music with onstage control) create an electrifying atmosphere made all the more intense
and visceral with the use of triggered samples and on-the-go FX.

Making regular appearances on big stages around the country (Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Groovin’ the Moo, EMCPlay (Sydney), Melbourne Music Week, Listen Out, Perth Festival) and with a long list of international supports, Tobacco Rat’s well-crafted
sensory blitzkrieg is memorable and immediate.

For all artist enquiries contact:
John Macliver
john@knowonecreative.com
+61 410 353 879

Unearthed in 2016

Listen Out

11 Sep 2016

Winner

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Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 May 2019

Triple J
40

The Rat, yet again, delivers. I feel like i'm in a rave down under in the pipes.

The Rat, yet again, delivers. I feel like i'm in a rave down under in the pipes.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 May 2019

Triple J
45

This smashes so hard, I can already see the corresponding light show in my mind's eye. More of this please, Rat.

This smashes so hard, I can already see the corresponding light show in my mind's eye. More of this please, Rat.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 May 2019

Triple J
35

a bold seasoning of rat essence all over this evil mix.

a bold seasoning of rat essence all over this evil mix.