John Blek and the Rats – Cork indie/pop
What you may need to know…
01. Long-running, underrated road warriors of Leeside-based guitar noises, are John Blek and his Rats.
02. After an extended period of solo touring around Europe, the band is back on the road with an extensive transnational run of dates.
03. Streaming above is the video for last year’s single Dead Friends, taken from second band album Borders.
04. They perform this Sunday at the Cork Opera House, as part of Right Here, Right Now festival, in a double-headliner with The Shaker Hymn.
Thoughts: Weighty, folk-tinged guitar-pop tempered with a double-dose of reality.