Bands, just like people and animals, are not created equal. Some are destined to fall apart, some to disintegrate in a flurry of narcotic cocktails, some fail to fulfil their potential, some never go anywhere, and are forgotten, lost to the mists of time, while others are content to merely drift through the scene rehashing the same tired formulaic tunes over and over again. Some bands however, bands like Yorkshire Rats, with their endlessly catchy, hook-laden sing-a-long punk rock anthems are destined for eternal glory and to become the stuff of legend.

Formed in 2004 by Don Mercy (ex-Abrasive Wheels, ex-Billy No Mates) Yorkshire Rats released a rabble rousing 7” and a hooligan fuelled EP and after supporting Rancid in 2006, went on extended hiatus. With a new album, ‘Sea of Souls’ (released on 24th March via Indelirium Records), Yorkshire Rats are ready to get back into the ring and fight their way to the top of the punk rock food chain. Wearing their New Wave, So Cal and eighties UK influences, like so many battered and hard won medals, on their musical chest, Yorkshire Rats have emerged from the mire of an over-crowded and starving scene with their punk rock guns blazing, to show the world how music should be played. Loud as hell, full of energy and rammed full of choruses that you’ll be singing along to for years to come.

Prepare yourself for change, it’s the year of the rat and your life is never going to be the same again. It’s time for the Yorkshire Rats and the world is theirs for the taking…

“Determined to be the come back of the year, an album packed to the rafters with all the tricks of the musical trade to burrow into your brain 8/10” – Big Cheese magazine

“Bands come and bands go, and these days, it¹s increasingly rare that I’m blown away by a band, but the moment I heard Yorkshire Rats, I was left trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. They are, in my humblest of humble opinions, the best damn rock¹n¹roll band in the UK at the moment” – Mass Movement Magazine

“I think due to its messages, catchy hooks, great production and musicianship this band and record stand up high between the contemporaries of this particular genre of Punk, which combines Hardcore, Pop, Rock and Roll and Folk influences. It¹s extremely well written being soulful, mellow, slightly melancholy and at the same pumping and energetic” – Alt Corner

“They have now returned fuelled to the top with contagious rock ’n’ roll tenacity, punk confrontation, and potent lyrical incitements, all found to great effect on debut album Sea of Souls. Yorkshire Rats confront, incite, and thrill across thirteen tracks of bracing punk ’n’ roll antagonism” – Ringmaster review

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