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Rat Ta’Mango deliver blues-infused rock brilliance on their new single

Rat Ta’Mango are an Adelaide trio who play a unique brand of blues-rock; a funk-injected fusion of garage, psych, and good old fashioned rock n’ roll.

Keeping busy over the last three years playing around Adelaide and interstate, the band has quickly built up a reputation for their dedication, talent, and frenetic live shows.

Adelaide trio Rat Ta’Mango deliver blues-infused rock n’ roll mischief on their new single Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.

Adelaide blues-rock rascals Rat Ta’Mango are releasing their first track in two years, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, off their forthcoming debut EP. It’s a hard-hitting rock n’ roll belter injected with attitude-soaked blues.

The song is a “tongue-n-cheek anecdotal nostalgia trip” to all three of the boys’ mischievous childhoods. Written from the mother’s perspective, it tells the tale of the boys pushing their mums to breaking point, until they eventually drop the dreaded, anxiety-inducing line “Wait Til Your Father Gets Home”.

The track starts out all guns blazing, with massive overdriven riffs, growly bass tones, and relentless drumbeats. Not all balls to the wall, the blues-infused break-down is a sweet surprise, paired with tasty soul-soaked guitar solos that’ll get you scrunching up your face in appreciation.

The production efforts for the track were left in the capable hands of Jimmy Balderstone and Colby Robertson from 2018 SA Music Award-winning Ghostnote Recording Studios. The band wanted to have a bare-bones production approach so the track accurately reflected the high-energy live shows they’ve become notorious for.

“This is definitely the most comfortable we’ve felt in a studio before,” says drummer Daniel Duke. “Heading in to a new place can be pretty nerve racking but there was something so homely about recording this track in Adelaide and I think it really shows. We had so much fun with it!”

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home is available now on all major streaming services. To celebrate its release, Rat Ta’Mango will be playing a supporting show at Rocket Bar in Adelaide this Friday the 26th of July.