King Rat

King Rat

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King Rat are a guitar/synth rock band from London with killer tunes, soaring vocals and heart wrenching guitars, influenced by Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd and Queen.

"When they take the Muse template down a dark, dance-rock alley they sound truly menacing." (NME)

Biography

King Rat are a guitar/synth rock band from London.

King Rat have...

* supported Genesis and Stiltskin singer Ray Wilson.
* featured in a Samsung F400 radio & online ad campaign, in conjunction with Radio 1's Jo Whiley.
* had two tracks from their debut album featured in Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh's directorial debut "Good Arrows", a feature length comedy film on ITV4 on 30th January 2009.
* supported Marillion, playing to a packed house, and received an amazing reception from their fans (many thought King Rat were the best support band they'd seen).
* played with The Feeling at Proud Camden and then with Alphabeat in the final of the national Intel Unsigned Band Competition
* self released three albums and an EP
* a video called 'Lightning in the Mind'
* been reviewed by the NME, who said: "If operatics are your thing, stick around... When they take the Muse template down a dark, dance-rock alley they sound truly menacing."

the band

Angus Hastie - lead vocal, guitar
Matt De Bono - lead guitar, backing vocal
Sara Wax - keyboard
Chris McNally - bass guitar
Garry Cappuccini - drums, backing vocal

influences

Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd.

Discography

LP "Forwards/Backwards" (2010 - release imminent)

EP "Telescopes and Telephones" (2010)
Released through iTunes
Available via Spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/album/3XLy50WIMGRTryVaLCXhXp

LP "Lightning in the Mind" (2007)

LP "King Rat" (2005)

Set List

Let it go
Out of the Blue Sky
Two Hearts
Telescopes and Telephones
Cyanide
Seeker
Still Life