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Rat vs Possum

September 2, 2009

rat vs possum
Rat vs Possum have been appearing on bills everywhere in Melbourne lately and even headlining a couple of their own shows. Unfortunately I keep missing them, besides the time a couple members joined The Parking Lot Experiments for a fun set the other month. But from what they have up on Myspace I think I really need to see them.

Sounds like some zoo keepers got some instruments and all the animals wanted to do backing vocals. Sounds good. They make atmospheric and upbeat, yet twisted, mostly instrumental experimental pop songs that are far more accessible than they should be. The four piece  know how to make a racket but have enough talent and restraint to keep it from becoming a swirling vortex of unlistenable noise. Melbourne’s answer to Animal Collective? Or is that just bad journalism by me? Hmmm, I’ll have to see these guys live soon as I’d love to see how they manage such noise in the flesh. Good thing they are playing Spring Tones.

They’ve got an album coming out in November.

“Jungle Pills (demo)” mp3

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah C permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:33 pm

    bad journalism

  2. Nick permalink*
    September 2, 2009 6:40 pm



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