Watch Down here
Essen’s young powerhouse TO THE RATS AND WOLVES are back! The Germany based sextet release their new album Cheap Love today and to celebrate, the band has just dropped the official music video for new track ‘Down’. Watch and listen, here
The new album Cheap Love is also now available topurchase via Arising Empire. You can order here
“Cheap Love is 100% TTRAW“ states the band who have risen solidly from the German underground over the past six years since their formation in 2012. Born from the ashes of BEAST WAR RETURNS, TO THE RATS AND WOLVES gained popularity rather quickly with their eye-catching outfits, duelling singers and a trademark heavy sound. One EP and two albums in, their energetic mix of electronic energy and modern, contemporary heaviness is unique in today’s music scene. Their newest effort benefits from a strict DIY attitude as the band took over every part of it’s production, choosing to avoid working with an external recording team:
“It was pretty exciting as we did everything on our own. We’ve been disappointed in the past because we made compromises that went against our intuition. This time around we did not allow anything like this at all.“
It took the band only 18 months to write, record and produce Cheap Love, a time in which the band evolved once more, dispensed with their masked outfits and made the logical next step after 2016’s highly-acclaimed Dethroned. Now, more relaxed and self assured, their sound has softened it’s edges but also added a lot more feeling and emotion. “The album is about the daily struggle, really“, declares guitarist Danny…”it’s about love and heartache as well as depression”.
The title track ‘Cheap Love’ embodies everything the band have always stood for and doesn’t hold back with the party vibes, dance beats and aggressiveness. “It’s a fusion of old and new elements and is just straightforward. We wanted to come back with a bang”, Danny explains.
CHEAP LOVE EUROPEAN & UK RELEASE TOUR 2019
15.03 DE Hamburg – Knust
16.03 DE Berlin – Bi Nuu
22.03 UK London – Boston Music Room
23.03 UK Manchester – Deaf Institute
27.03 DE Stuttgart – Universum
28.03 DE Munich – Backstage Halle
29.03 AT Wien – Chelsea
30.03 CZ Prague – Nova Chmelnice
03.04 CH Zurich – Dynamo
04.04 DE Frankfurt – Das Bett
05.04 DE Cologne – Essigfabrik
06.04 NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
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