Rat the Magnificent are a heady mix of obstinance and oblivion. The overlapping of a Venn diagram: Jesus Lizard, Sally Bowles, MBV/Slint & Son House and you’re in the right borough. And like all the good drinks, the whiskey, the coffee, you need balance in strength.
The core trio of Anderson’s open blasted guitar checks primitive tradition and bleed into Davies’ evangelical bass and Dodridge’s fervent drum rhythms, indeed providing a bed for Anderson to belie his vocals.
You can indeed listen to the band’s single ‘In the Middle‘ below! This song was released on TTWD Records. It’s indeed the first single from the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Body as Pleasure‘.