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’.

New Video - Dead Friends

Check out the video for 'Dead Friends', the latest from our most recent album 'Borders'.

'Dead Friends' is an ode to all the friends and family we have lost prematurely as a result of poor mental health and well being. It is an effort to describe that haunting feeling after the loss of a loved one, seeing their face upon that of a stranger and searching for solace by the side of a grave.

The accompanying video is a depiction of the anguish, confusion and torture of a sufferer. An attempt to make visual those thoughts and woes.

“If mental health becomes more of an everyday issue, that matters to us all, then the stigma attached to getting help can be reduced. While Irish society will continue to experience considerable change and face new challenges ahead, a mentally healthier society will be much better able to cope.” -Health Service Executive

Video by Brian Hassett - In Bloom Agency.