Somewhere between the lo-fi bedroom pop of Alex G and the classic 90s sound of Pavement lie Melbourne four-piece RAT!hammock. Unassuming but delightfully weird, RAT!hammock mine much- traversed indie rock terrain, but prove that there are still many diamonds to be found in the rough.
Comprised of guitarist & vocalist Jackson Phelan, bass player Michael Cooper, Tom Dowling on guitar and Jack Nicholson on drums, the band first formed in early-2017 and have been slowly honing their sound since then. What they’ve achieved in a year, though, is impressive, with the band quickly carving their name into Melbourne’s notoriously tough-to-crack music scene.
The band started 2018 with a bang, embarking on their first national tour supporting Tiny Little Houses’ for their Idiot Proverbs tour through from February through April, giving interstate fans plenty of opportunities to hear new single ‘Power’. Recorded at Northcote’s Los Bomberos Studios by Sam Swain, ‘Power’ is a good sign that RAT!hammock are set go from strength to strength with their follow up release and tour scheduled for September 2018.