It’s been a few years now since we were first introduced to the raucous rock sounds of Rat Tamango. Since dropping their debut single in 2017, the Adelaide-based band have carved out a sound that feels simultaneously chaotic and thought-out; it’s rooted in crunching blues, but reaches far wider.
Now, with the release of their latest EP Jelly Tube, the group continue to establish their penchant for crafting addictively energetic gems. If you’re not already familiar with this band, it’s certainly time you changed that.
On their latest EP Jelly Tube, Adelaide-based outfit Rat Tamango deliver a crunching slab of fuzzed-out, blues-driven Australiana.
Throughout the new EP, Rat Tamango stomp through their signature concoction rock, blues, psych, and funk to deliver something that will rattle you to your core. With crunching guitar lines, thunderous percussion, anf flailing vocal hooks, Jelly Tube is bursting at the seams with unbridled sonic energy.
EP opener Wait Til Your Father Gets Home immediately establishes the tireless scope of the EP. The track explodes into existence with trading guitar and bass lines, before a wave of instrumentation comes crashing down over you.
Fly Farm Blues sees the band lean more heavily into straight-forward blues, flaunting their driving guitar tones and crashing drum-work. From here, the band further delve deeper into fuzzed-out soundscapes, developing their own unique brand of Australiana.
By the time the EP’s epic slow-burning closing track reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely by the band’s insane blend of sounds.
Jelly Tube is the latest in a string of consistently great releases from Rat Tamango, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.