The songbook, the wordbook, the lyrics.
Black and ivory vinyl, ready to take home and own. The music of Rats On The Run – Out now on Other Voices Records.
“While the song title guides us towards once-loved objects, it’s up to us how we view that attachment. Are we glad to have had or just sorry it’s gone? Our response might just shift with each listen….”
“If this version hadn’t managed to own itself so completely, I’d miss the original’s weight. But with so much between them, with such different takes, it’s unfair to compare and contrast…”
“A thick slice of grunge and splatter of ‘tronica, with beats, pops and chills that have that have chewed through my aurals…”
“There’s a surprising soft elegance to Bearcraft’s new album, a range of sounds unexpected from singles released that mixed coldwave with dark electronica…”
With a single that’s let loose today, with shoegaze 90s jangle and a femme Britpop prowess that runs between Sleeper and Lush, it’s my chance to catch up and dig deep…
“Part gypsy, part folk, fluidic and calm, or calm if it weren’t so heart breaking. With a sadness etched into each line and each verse, there’s a feeling of warmth and reflection…”
“It’s brittle, consuming, engulfing, wall-melting. There’s a signature grit-burning sound. And for that, there’s a very good reason…”
“Thin scrawling riffs on repeat. Guitar sounds as wiry as bedsit coathangers, a bass line that grinds out its chug-heavy gutturals… it’s sporadic and crass and as ugly and lean as any mid to late 80’s Bad Seeds.”