This Sheffield 4 piece have made certainly a name for themselves, with various guerilla gigs on public transport and in stations, an ever growing online fan-base, selling out 1,500 capacity venues in their hometown, being nominated for awards and even getting a mention from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, The Ratells are still just getting started and you can check out their latest single, F∆CES, below.
Communication and interaction with fans is vital when making a name for yourself, and this is something The Ratells thrive off. With an increase of Twitter followers daily, Ash (lead vocals/bass), Danny (guitar/vocals), Samuel (guitar/vocals) and Ben (drums) are sure to reply to and meet as many fans as possible.
With that being said, the video for F∆CES features the literal faces of many of their dedicated fans. Massive guitars, huge drums and an almost haunting vocal, F∆CES is everything you could want from a post punk indie pop track.
“Goosebumps people…actual goosebumps. That track (Legacy) is epic, absolutely outstanding stuff, these tracks are huge, I think we should take a moment to sit and soak that up.” – Christian Carlisle, BBC Introducing
With loads of different doors constantly opening for The Ratells, their next step is heading off on tour to support Room 94, playing 14 dates across the UK next month.
With an infectious alternative indie sound, The Ratells have a little something to offer everyone, and I certainly don’t think they’ll be a name we never hear again. I’ll definitely be checking them out in London, so get your tickets for £7.00 here!
F∆CES is available from iTunes now.