King Rat
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King Rat


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

EP "Telescopes and Telephones" (2010)
Released through iTunes
Available via Spotify:

LP "Lightning in the Mind" (2007)

LP "King Rat" (2005)



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


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