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Rats


Albums

The Second Long Player (2010)

Rats - The Second Long Player

Andrew Carver reflects upon 70's glam rock band the Rats long lost 'The Second Long Player', which has been recently rediscovered and restored


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Interviews

Bob Geldof
Interview Bob Geldof - Interview

Bob Geldof talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about the reformation of his band the Boomtown Rats, their first album in 36 years 'Citizens of the Boomtown', Live Aid and his lengthy career.


Moon Under Water
Interview Moon Under Water - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Moon Under Water, who are playing our next London gig at The Water Rats on the 17th January, about their unusual beginnings after forming at an Adrian Borland tribute night, their memories of him and their plans for an album of original material.


Oldfield Youth Club
Interview Oldfield Youth Club - Interview

Simon Rivers, the front man with the Bitter Springs, talks to John Clarkson about his decision to form also another band Oldfield Youth Club, and both groups’ forthcoming appearance at the Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary gig at the Water Rats in London.


Boomtown Rats
Interview with Simon Crowe Judy Collins - Interview with Simon Crowe

Paul Waller speaks to Simon Crowe, the drummer with 70's/80's punk/new wave band the Boomtown Rats, about his group's history and their recent reformation


Profiles

(With Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide), Water Rats, London, 29/1/2022 Idiot Son - (With Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide), Water Rats, London, 29/1/2022

We preview the next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night which will take place with Idiot Son, Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide at The Water Rats in London on the 29th January 2022.


Boomtown Rats
Profile Boomtown Rats - Profile

Tony Gaughan looks back on the career of the Boomtown Rats, whose six albums have just been released in a box set, the latest in the 'Classic Album Collection' series


The Good The Bad
Water Rats, London, 19/5/2009 Good The Bad - Water Rats, London, 19/5/2009

Anthony Strutt at the Water Rats in London finds compelling Danish/Swedish instrumental trio The Good The Bad's uniquely raucous and raw brand of rock 'n'roll


Jeniferever
Water Rats, London, 29/4/2009 Jeniferever - Water Rats, London, 29/4/2009

Despite coming on over an hour late, Anthony Strutt finds much to enjoy in Cure-influenced Swedish post-rock band Jeniferever's show at the London Water rats on their recent British tour


Shelleyan Orphan
Water Rats, London, 1/12/2008 Shelleyann Orphan - Water Rats, London, 1/12/2008

In their first gig in sixteen years, Anthony Strutt sees late 80s and early 90s indie group Shelleyan Orphan play a glorious set at the Water Rats in London


Cesarians
Water Rats, London, 7/2/2008 Cesarians - Water Rats, London, 7/2/2008

The Cesarians have been getting a lot of favourable reviews for their debut single, 'Flesh is Weak'. Olga Sladeckova finds them focusing too much on theatre, and not enough on music at the London Water Rats


Asobi Seksu
Water Rats, London, 26/6/2007 Asobi Seksu - Water Rats, London, 26/6/2007

New York band Asobi Seksu recently made their first tour of Britain. Chris O' Toole wtaches them play a hypnotically evocative set at the Water Rats's in London


Features

Band Of Holy Joy
(With Moon Under Water and Dream Maps), Water Rats, London, 17/1/2020 Band Of Holy Joy - (With Moon Under Water and Dream Maps), Water Rats, London, 17/1/2020

We profile our next London Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place with The Band of Holy Joy, Moon Under Water and Dream Maps at the Water Rats on the 17th January, 2020.


Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary Bands' Night
Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018 Miscellaneous - Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018

Dominic Simpson reflects on our 20th Anniversary gig at the Water Rats in London, which included sets by the Bitter Springs, Idiot Son, Oldfield Youth Club and Raf and O.


Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary Bands' Night
Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018 Miscellaneous - Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018

We profile our 20th Anniversary Bands' Night which will take place on Saturday September 15th at the Water Rats in London and feature sets from The Bitter Springs, Idiot Son, Oldfield Youth Club and Raf and O.


Gig of a Lifetime
Cribs, Water Rats, London, 2007 Cribs - Cribs, Water Rats, London, 2007

In our 'Gig of a Lifetime' column Gillian Fish writes of attending a secret late night Cribs gig at the tiny Water Rats theatre in London







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