Next year is set to be the year of the Rat, but we don’t care, we’re starting the celebrations in 2019! Later this year, we will be releasing our debut album, which we are code-naming; VERONICA

VERONICA will be a brand new, full-length record of original music that will push the band to their limits in terms of creativity and will further build upon the variety you have come to expect from us. We’re immensely proud of the songs we have written and we cannot wait to share them!

To help us bring VERONICA to you, we are starting a fundraising campaign right here, via our website Merch Store, managed entirely by the band.

Due to the recent controversy surrounding PledgeMusic, we are not comfortable asking our supporters to gamble their money with a company that has lost a lot of trust and needs time to recover before both fans and artists can begin believing in their platform again.

One thing is for sure; VERONICA is coming, but we need your help more than ever to complete it. Pre-orders of VERONICA will guarantee you a copy on release day, plus you will receive the following bonuses;

  • You will receive a digital download for ALL SINGLES in the run up to VERONICA’s release FOR FREE!

  • To show our appreciation of your belief in the band, your name will be printed on the CD packaging and it will be our honour to have it there forever!

  • You will be kept up to date on VERONICA’s progress right here, via Rats News and our Facebook page.

We have lots of other exclusive merch / experiences with the band available in our store, so please check it out and help us bring the year of the Rat to you even sooner! Love, Tim, Johnny, Adrian and Alex :)

CHECK OUT the veronica demo recording teaser





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Gms Band of the month!

2nd Feb 2019

The heart surrounding Great Music Stories says it all - we’re honoured to have won the listeners vote for band of the month! Thanks to everyone that voted and to @GuyB_rockshow for his continued #marv support.

We’re certainly feeling the love at the moment and Johnny had a great chat with Guy this afternoon regarding plans for the next month. Let’s keep the #ratsfamily growing and smash February!


what’s going on here then?!

25th Jan 2019

You may have noticed we have been busy revamping rats HQ with new content, regular updates and a general spring clean - welcome to your new launchpad for all things Rats! More on the way soon, including… wait for it… a Lyrics page! Yep, you will finally be able to find out what Mr Steel’s been banging on about for all these years! The rest of the band can’t wait either ;)


Hot tramp, I love you so!

12th Jan 2019

It was that time of year again, where the Tunbridge Wells Forum honours the majesty that is David Bowie with one hell of a party! We have played every Bowie night so far and this one was the best yet… the atmosphere was incredible and we were honoured to guest appear to play Rebel Rebel. The sell out crowd were amazing and sang every word, making this a very special moment for us. Two nights next year you say…?


We’Re gearing up for 2019

5th Jan 2019

Our plan for 2019? Full album baby! We have been busy writing and already have few bangers that we’re dying to show off… but we’re being restrained as we want to get them juuust right first.

So what happens between now and then? We’ll be gigging, so look out for upcoming dates, and you might see a single or two in the run-up to the album release, so watch this space!



3rd Jan 2019

We are so proud to win Rock And Roll & Other Sounds EP of 2018 award, as voted by you awesome people! We are incredibly proud of Pretty Faceless and the positive feedback it has received, so this award is just the cherry on top. Special thanks to @Maria_Savva for her continued support expanding the #ratsfamily