Swallow The Rat / Rated Eye / Olympic Village

The Government Center


Wed Mar 6 7:30 pm all ages $10 advance/$12 door

Advance tickets on sale at Government Center and directly from the local openers. Cash only, no service charge.

Noisy indie-rockers from New Zealand

with special guests
Rated Eye https://ratedeye.bandcamp.com/
and Olympic Village https://olympicvillage.bandcamp.com/

Emerging post-pandemic as a reinvigorated three piece, Swallow the Rat (guitarist Brian Purington, drummer/vocalist Hayden Fritchley, bassist/vocalist Stephen Horsley) return with a dual vocal attack, where voices now soar, growl or reassure, while the stripped down format provides for more space and dynamics.

Lyrically, the floodgates have opened too. Looking over their shoulder, the band survey the legacy of colonialism, neoliberalism and the internet, as well as broken friendships, and things torn apart as if by a locust cloud.

New single "Terra Nullius" is a song in two parts, taken from Swallow the Rat's second album, South Locust, which came out on September 1st via UK label Shifting Sounds.

The album was recorded with acclaimed engineer Nick Abbott (Foals, Die! Die! Die!), mixed remotely in Los Angeles by Sonny Diperri (Protomartyr, Diiv, Animal Collective), and mastered in Chicago by Carl Saff (Sonic Youth)

South Locust follows from last year’s 7” teaser 'Other Rooms' (featuring Yuko Miyoshi of Memory Foam). The album is available in a very limited edition run of solid white 12" vinyl.

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