JOHN BLEK & THE RATS

John Blek & The Rats announce the release of their second album, ‘Borders’

An album that captures the band shaking off their ramshackle beginnings and committing to tape a collection of new songs with a cohesive sonic richness, that embrace a fuller, fuzzier sound while striking a balance between experimentation and the tunefulness for which they have become known.

This is the sound of John Blek & The Rats exploring their own musical chemistry, a band evolving, breaking down barriers and crossing new ‘Borders’.

ABOUT



                         IRISH TIMES

                  METRO HERALD

Defiantly knocking on the door of major international breakthrough with their Americana rock sound fused with perfectly crafted songs
— EVENING ECHO (IRL)
Poetic, powerful, oftentimes haunting... the band’s best and most complex album yet.
— IRISH ECHO (US)
Borders sees them embark on a bold, brave and, more importantly, exciting new journey. Leaving behind their more pronounced Americana influences, the album is darker in places - and they’ve grown to become a potentially stadium bothering beast
— HOT PRESS
They are the perfect band to take a festival crowd by the scruff of the neck with their tuneful, punky brand of Americana
— WHISPERIN & HOLLERIN (UK)
The sextet has quickly won the hearts of critics, their sound an infecting mix of folk, country, and Americana. The melancholy of their music combined with pounding rhythms and infectious choruses leads to beautiful songs that will delight a wide audience.
— WILDWECHSEL (DEU)
The Rats leave the stage under thunderous applause, a spectacular conclusion of an extraordinary concert.
— HALLER TAGBLATT (DEU)