Euan Blackman
Euan Blackman

I’m a music maker as well as listener based in Liverpool. I love a good sad tune.

The Scouse Indie Rock Band Have Dropped The New Single ‘Patsy Decline’ & Announced UK Tour

Liverpool indie rock band RATS have announced the release of ‘Patsy Decline’, the first release on new label This Feeling Records, launched in partnership with Warner Music Group’s, ADA Label Services

‘Patsy Decline’ immediately bursts into life with an insistent, spiralling riff that revitalises the indie anthem tradition. Frontman Joe Maddocks’ mixes a touch of Jamie T’s cadence with elements of Mike Skinner’s observational wordplay.

The song was recorded at Liverpool’s renowned Parr Street Studios with producer Chris Taylor (The LathumsBlossoms) and was mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road. 

The band are four childhood friends that met on the streets of Liverpool. Frontman Joe explains the band name came after “Somebody sprayed it on our old studio door after a party where there was an argument and that’s when I first saw it as a name!”.

Founder of This Feeling, Mikey Jonns commented, “It’s beyond amazing to have a label at last, after eight years of slogging around the country, we now have a real opportunity to give bands the chance to compete on the same level as their idols.”

Listen to ‘Patsy Decline’ here:

RATS’ direct and anthemic indie sound has already been hailed by Radio X, and recently the band have been announced as the support act for DMA’S UK Tour, including a huge London show at Alexandra Palace.

Tickets for their headline shows are available here and tickets for the DMA’S dates are available here