Premiere: RAT!hammock tease a big year ahead with the video for Ghost
The Melbourne four-piece dropped their first single for the year this time last month.
Despite being a band we admittedly haven't written too much about in the past, Melbourne four-piece RAT!hammock are a group that's been on our radars from the get-go, using a consistent and reliable release schedule over the past two years to gradually become a frontrunner in the Melbourne indie-rock circuit. They're a band blossoming into one of the scene's most exciting and entertaining, touring alongside Tiny Little Houses and Last Dinosaurs plus playing the Melbourne leg of Laneway Festival off the back of their 2018 single June – their biggest track thus far and if nothing else, evidence that the band are primed to grow through a big 2019 planned.
Ghost is the first taste of said big year ahead and it's perhaps their best yet, signalling an exciting future for the band as they contrast heartbreaking themes with a light, shoegaze instrumental that's not too far off what you'd expect from Laneway Festival alumni (Sandy) Alex G; washed-out, lo-fi melodies meeting thick percussive melodies and a moody, swaying vocal over the top. Today, we premiere the next bit of their 2019 glow-up puzzle – Ghost's official video clip. It's a four-minute display of what makes RAT!hammock such a loveable band, bringing a light-hearted edge to what otherwise seems like quite a heavy single, giving an almost-Better Caul Saul-like tale that somehow turns into KISS glam-rock and a quick getaway? Watch it for yourself below, and if you haven't seen RAT!hammock on the live circuit yet, stay tuned for some super exciting news to come shortly:
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