words by tom johnson
photograph by johnny fabrizio
Not content with releasing one of 2017’s best records, Ratboys are bestowing more scuzzy loveliness upon the world with the surprise-release of a brand new EP. Offering four new tracks – streaming just below for you right now, and available to buy via their Bandcamp page here – ‘GL‘ is as formidable as we’ve come to expect from the pair, melding bright, buzzy moments of escape with a gnarly edge that always finding a way of slicing through and shaping the whole thing.
Alongside such excitable news, GFP is also able to unveil the news that Chicago’s finest will be heading across the pond in just a couple of months time for a full European tour which spans most of May, and takes in Scandinavia, mainland Europe, and a whole bunch of shows on UK shores too.
And, as if that news wasn’t exciting enough, Ratboys will be also be joined by the wonderful Wild Pink for the entire run of shows; another band who produced one of our favourite records of the past year, with their gnarly and brilliant self-titled effort through the Tiny Engines label. Grab a listen to the full self-titled effort at the bottom of the page and cast your eyes across the full set of dates right here: