Premiere: Rat Ta'Mango EP

Words by Lewis Brideson / Photo by Jack Brookes

Fuzz-blues locals Rat Ta'Mango have just dropped their debut self-titled EP.

The five-track solid release bottles a sound the three-piece has been developing over months playing on the Adelaide pub circuit, showcasing electric-booze-blues rock with beefy hooks.

Recorded in the Adelaide Hills at Balhannah Uniting Church and mixed by Paris Clark-Proud (vocals, guitar), Rat Ta’Mango aimed to capture their “live vibe” relying on the natural reverb of the Church.

“We wanted a huge raw sound – the church was ideal for us acoustically,” said Paris.

The EP begins with lead single ‘Let It Go’ before spiraling into further garage rock, blues and Latin-jam influences. Rat Ta’Mango then close the EP with standout track ‘The Stranger’, which sees the band showcase heavy slide-guitar and funk breakdowns.

Rat Ta’Mango will be launching the EP tonight (August 19) at the Ed Castle with Slick Arnold and Ollie English. Entry is $10, or $15 with a copy of the EP. Click here for more details.

Listen to Rat Ta'Mango via Soundcloud and Triple J Unearthed, and follow on Facebook and Instagram at @rattamango.