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"This isn't your run-of-the-mill hard rock"

Tits Upon Tyne

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EP RELEASE PARTY 19.04 "HALF HANGED"
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Rats and Daggers will be on tour for the release of the second EP "Half Hanged": A darker and more experimental EP with new musical influences such as the anxious urgency of Nine Inch Nails, the carefree danceability of LCD Soundsystem, and the intimidating fuzz of the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World face-offs.

 

Although "Half Hanged" refers to the failed attempt to get rid of a so-called witch, the band argues that the majority of people are "Half Hanged" and don't want to deal with the duality of life. You're alive, but are you really sure? Find our during the release tour...

The Half Hanged tour is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL

The EP Half Hanged is out now!

THE BAND

A POWERTRIO in search of the razor-sharp edge between heavy and punk. Rats and Daggers focuses the intention of IDLES, the schwung of QOTSA and the fuck-it-all attitude of Amyl and The Sniffers into flying punkrock projectiles that awaken moshpits instantaneously. Live they are both disarming and exceptionally expressive whilst they play energetic, sincere punk straight from the tips of their toes. Sure to stir everyone in the room and offer them a moment of temporary escape.

 

April 12th of 2024 they released their second EP Half Hanged with the Half Hanged EP Release tour through the Netherlands and Paris. A more experimental EP with new musical influences such as the anxious urgency of Nine Inch Nails, the carefree danceability of LCD Soundsystem, and the intimidating fuzz of the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World face-offs.

Rats and Daggers have played at Sniester (twice), Valkhof Festival, Offroad, the Melkweg, Ekko, Vera and a good 21 shows at Popronde 2022. They supported bands as LIFE, Sprints, Pigsx7 and Screaming Females and set up their own yearly festival Beware of Banshees: a festival that focuses on setting a new norm in gender diversity on stage within heavy music.

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THE RATS AND THEIR MENTIONS

Rats and Daggers exists of Imara Speek on vocals and guitar, Camilo Ulloa on bass and Sander Koene on drums.

"With their upcoming EP looming on the horizon, it’s clear that this power trio is poised to make a serious dent in the contemporary music scene. So, buckle up and brace yourself—because Rats and Daggers are here to shake things up, one blistering riff at a time."  - Tits Upon Tyne 2024

"Their music is contagious, the oneliners in their lyrics are catchy and the energy this band blasts into the room is inescapable." - 3voor12Utrecht 2023

"They surprise with their heavy shoegaze and noise influences, but especially the vocals of singer and guitarist Imara Speek make it occasionally sound like we're watching a sludge-metalband. The combination of Speeks riled up raw vocals and the ecstatic rhythm section in the name of bassist Camilo Ulloa and drummer Sander Koene is solid and shapes an explosion of sound and expression." - 3voor12 Tilburg 2023

Imara Speek on vocals and guitar
Imara Speek (Vocals and Guitar)
Sander Koene on drums
Sander Koene (Drums)
Camilo Ulloa on bass
Camilo Ulloa (Bass)
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