Rat the Magnificent at The Anvil

Event Date: Sat 26 May 2018

Rat the Magnificent are a wine based powertrio from London, creating a mix of obstinance and oblivion out of open blasted guitar, heavy bass and drums. Featuring Ian Catskilkin of Art Brut/ Future of the Left; Ross Davies and Anna Dodridge of BBC Radio 6 Music darlings Hot Sauce Pony, RTM are considered a ‘much darker and more foreboding prospect.

“Muscular, fuzz-drenched post-punk” Joyzine
“Stomping, Cramps’ish, punk-blues” Dexter Bentley, Resonance FM
“I’d have no problem with you being my house band” Steve Albini
“The happy vibes take a bit of a kicking” Raw Meat
“Slick, dark and hypnotic” Roadie Reviews
“Something really special” Criminally Underrated Podcast

Hurtling's Jen Macro has recently been seen on stage playing keyboards with My Bloody Valentine. That’s surely enough to get you all excited. Her new band Hurtling are described as ‘dark hued yet melodious, cinematic yet hook laden. Sometimes noisy, sometimes less so, Hurtling take inspiration from bands like, and including, The Breeders, Sebadoh and Warpaint but make a sound that is all their own.’

‘Their crunchy alt-rock sound is entirely of their own making and leaves a packed Windmill baying for more’ - JOYZINE

Zaardvark, ‘One of the greatest alternative bands ever to have existed in Bournemouth. The technically stunning instrumental three-piece, made up of guitar, drums and crazy synth-bass, seem to deep-fry fillets of Captain Beefheart and serve them with home-cut Frank Zappa and a small pot of mushy Deerhoof on the side’.


  • The Anvil
  • 15 Holdenhurst Rd
  • Bournemouth
  • BH8 8EH

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