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Ratatat Are Back!

Friday 11 April 2008

New York's RATATAT return to New Zealand this April/May playing shows in Auckland and Wellington.

After their fantastic reception here in 2006 and their unforgettable Classics album, along with their various tours in Europe and the US supporting CSS, Bjork and others the two piece band are back this time augmented by their touring keyboard player.

The band will also be releasing a brand new album entitled ‘LP3’ due out later this year. Still resolutely instrumental, 'LP3' came together over the course of a few weeks in October and November of last year, whereas 'Classics' took them months to record.

It all came together at Old Soul Studios, a large old house in the small town of Catskill in upstate New York.

It doesn't have much in the way of hi-tech recording equipment but does have a wealth of keyboard instruments from a grand piano and harpsichord through to a mellotron and wurlitzer.

Pretty much all of the instruments at Old Soul made it onto 'LP3' giving the record a much broader palette of sounds.

It's a much more dynamic record than their previous two, with much more of an emphasis on keyboards, and as many as five tracks with live percussion rather than programmed beats. A 7” single is expected to be released in May with the full length album to follow.

Make sure to catch Ratatat previewing the new material on their run of dates this month:

Wed 30 Apr – Auckland NZ, Kings Arms

Thu 1 May – Wellington NZ, Bar Bodega