Rats! Rats! Rats!
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Rats! Rats! Rats!

Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States | SELF

Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
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So Little To Say & So Much Time EP - 2010
Parade Rainer EP - 2011



Rats Rats Rats started in late 2008 as just a band name on Rock Band. Within months it's founding members realized that they had real playable instruments gathering dust in their rooms and Rock Band lost it's fun. Jonesy moved his guitar amp into Byron's room with the drums and Rats Rats Rats was born.
In the beginning it was just drums, guitar and vocals. Songs were weird. Lyrics were silly. Shows consisted of heavy alcohol consumption and lots of improv comedy. Sometimes we'd play in our underwear or with fake moustaches. Friends always showed up to see what we'd do next. We were a spectacle.
In late 2009 the band took a hiatus and reformed in 2010 with a purpose. Mike started playing a Korg Kaossilator touchpad synth and taking his songwriting duties much more seriously. The first EP was recorded and we started opening for an amazing array of diverse bands bands like Mr. Gnome, The Abominable Iron Sloth, Eagle Claw, Lo-Pan and The Body. We scored a timeslot on the inaugural FreeTulsa festival and started picking up momentum, but something still wasn't right.
In early 2011 we finally added Russell Roberts on bass and co-lead singing duties to flesh out our sound. The tones of the songs became more aggressive as we embraced our roots in post-hradcore. We played Norman Music Festival 4 and recorded our second EP to which the response has been overwhelmingly postive.

We are Rats Rats Rats and we are perfectly poised to take over the world. Our main influences range from Deftones, Botch, Glassjaw, Every Time I Die and These Arms Are Snakes to Death Cab For Cutie, MGMT and Passion Pit to Hella, Marnie Stern, and Deerhoof to Kanye West, and MF Doom to cartoon theme songs and 8bit video game music.

RIYL: Deftones, Glassjaw, These Arms Are Snakes