EP release party of a heavy punk-power trio
Release party for the second EP “Half Hanged” by heavy punk power trio Rats and Daggers. A dark and more experimental EP with new music influences such as the anxious urgency of Nine Inch Nails, the carefree danceability of LCD Soundsystem, and the intimidating fuzz of the Scott Pilgrim vs the World face-offs.
Although “Half Hanged” refers to the failed attempt to get rid of a supposed witch, the Utrecht-based band argues that the majority of people are “Half Hanged” and don’t want to deal with the duality of life. You’re alive, but are you sure? Find out during their exceptionally expressive yet disarming live shows where they transform this discussion into thick sludge-punk projectiles that instantly swell the mosh pits. An energy that comes so sincerely from the toes that they offer a momentary much-needed escape from their daily routine in a fiery set.
Their first EP release had Rats and Daggers playing in a sold-out DBs. They’ve also performed at Sniester, Valkhof, and Offroad festivals, as well as at the Melkweg, Ekko, and Vera. They provided support for bands like LIFE, Sprints, Pigsx7, and Screaming Females, and organized their own sold-out festival, Beware of Banshees at Nijverheid, focusing on a new norm in gender diversity on stage within the hard music genres.
This time, they bring along exceptionally sick Popronde companions HOOFS and FEMME FUGAZI. Two bands that have already made a name for themselves with their explosive, intensive shows.
HOOFS Music that kicks through your eardrums. The band name HOOFS couldn’t be more fitting. Cutting guitars, gritty basslines, vocals that grab you by the throat, and pounding drums that further emphasize where that name comes from.
FEMME FUGAZI Like a wrecking ball through the church of angry music and angrier girls; FEMME FUGAZI combines spoken-word, manic unpredictability, and lyrics about the sizzling love for Gerard Joling into a possessed whole. FEMME FUGAZI is inseparably linked to bands from the emerging garage/post-punk wave of recent years. Think of a mix between METZ and IDLES.