With two European tours under their belt, a national tour supporting the release of Chet Faker’s #1 ARIA album ‘Built on glass’ and shows on the summer festival circuit at Let Them Eat Cake, Strawberry Fields and Paradise Music Festival, Rat & Co show no signs of slowing.
In 2015, Rat & Co have had a smashing start to the new year, supporting with L.A ambient beatmaker Tycho, stand out sets at boutique festival Sugar Mountain and the NGV Jean-Paul Gautier exhibition, a collaboration with Ben Thomas on Ta-ku and Michael Salibury’s ‘Create and Explore’ project and releasing Part II to their ongoing mixtape series ‘The Inspirations’.
Rat & Co’s first album One (壱) Uno (壹) Ein resonated with international audiences and back home in Oz. It captured the imagination of many, including Indie Shuffle senior blogger Hugh McClure, who named it as his Top Album of 2013 – ‘the ultimate vibe album’.
Released through Caroline Australia (Mac Demarco, St Vincent, Glass Animals) in May 2014, Binary, their second album reached # 7 in the electronic music chart on Itunes in Australia in the first week. Both albums were met with critical acclaim in print and online. As news of the four-piece spreads to different corners of the world, Rat & Co have come to be ‘one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets’.
NOISEY (USA) – ‘You will thoroughly approve’
I-D (VICE) – Rat & Co defy genre, expectation, and explanation
Pigeons & Planes (USA) – ‘mellow, hip-hop influenced instrumental with a warm, organic side
Mess & Noise (AUS) – ‘With shades of Explosions in the Sky, the euphoric mix of psychedelia, electronic ambience and soul is a head rush and all the more enjoyable because they never disappear off the deep end.’
The 405 (UK) – we suggest pressing play right now
Dave Harrington from DARKSIDE (USA) – Very spacious and creamy