Year Of The Rat Records

London, United Kingdom

London
United Kingdom

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LOVELOST release 3rd single on Year Of The Rat Records

In their short time as a band, LOVELOST have seen support from Kerrang, Amazing Radio, RTE2XM, Primordial Radio, Distorted Sound Magazine, Dreambound, TotalRock, Idioteq.com, Independent Music Insider, Already Heard, Riot Vision, ASBO Magazine and many other top publications. Following on from their debut singles ‘Burnbright’ and ‘Pour The Salt In’ the band will now release ‘Pulling At Threads’ on 17th May 2024 on label Year Of The Rat Records.

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LOVELOST release 2nd single on Year Of The Rat Records

LOVELOST are a quartet from the South West, UK. LOVELOST intertwines the nostalgic essence of old-school emo music with a modern twist, carving a unique space within the alternative rock scene by creating a refreshing yet emotive experience. 

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LOVELOST sign to Year Of The Rat Records

LOVELOST release debut single BURNBRIGHT and sign to UK label Year Of The Rat Records. They have plenty more music to come over the next few months!

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Kite Thief sign to Year Of The Rat Records

Fresh from blistering performances at 2000 Trees Festival and Wildfire Festival and sharing stages with the likes of RXPTRS, Of Virtue, and InMe, Kite Thief will release their new single ‘The Tide’ on the 11th August 2023. The band also announce signing to Year Of The Rat Records. The single starts the next phase for the band which promises to grab your attention!

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SAVE US sign to Year Of The Rat Records

SAVE US sign to Year Of The Rat Records and release their debut single 'New Light'

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In Fear release The Blinding White + Album Announcement Details

In Fear recently signed to UK label Year Of the Rat Records, and the new single ‘The Blinding White’ is released on the 20th January 2023. The single continues the next phase for the band, where the band will release a brand new track every 2 weeks leading up to the album release. Over the cycle the band have already had support from BBC Radio 1, Knotfest, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Kerrang Radio, Prison Radio, Moshville Times, Total Rock Radio, Idobi Howl and many other respected publications as well as official playlist support from Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Napster and Pandora. 

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In Fear sign to Year Of The Rat Records, release Abyss.

In Fear have signed to UK label Year Of the Rat Records, and the new single ‘Abyss’ is released on the 9th December 2022. The single kickstarts the next phase for the band. Over the single cycle the band have already had support from Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Kerrang Radio, Prison Radio, Moshville Times and many other respected publications. 

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Midgar release 'Behind The Music feature'

Midgar have just released a ‘Behind The Music’ feature which explains the creative process behind their new EP ‘Warrens’

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Midgar release new EP 'Warrens'

Midgar release their new EP 'Warrens' which features a new single, and 3 re-imagined tracks from the album Unity.

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Memorist release new single Kijo

‘Kijo’ is the final single the band will release on the 8th October, ahead of the EP release ‘ONI//KIJO’ on the 12th November 2021.

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Memorist release new single ‘Slither’ and announce EP release details

UK alt-metal band Memorist have announced they will release their debut EP entitled 'ONI//KIJO' via Year Of The Rat Records on the 12th November 2021.

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MEMORIST release 2nd single 'Second Sequence' on Year Of The Rat Records

Memorist have released a new single with visualiser via Dreambound and Metal Injection and the track will be out on all streaming platforms on the 6th August.

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Lastelle perform live at St Mary's Church and announce new tour dates

Lastelle perform live at St Mary's Church and announce new tour dates. The live video was premiered with the Youtube channel Dreambound and is now available to watch back.

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MEMORIST to release first single on Year Of The Rat Records

MEMORIST will release their first single on Year Of The Rat Records on July 9.  Titled "The Empiric", the single is influenced by the likes of Deftones, Northlane and Hans Zimmer, and is a calling card to the industrial, synthesiser-laced sound that they have strived to achieve since the roaring success of their initial three singles. 

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MEMORIST sign to Year Of The Rat Records

MEMORIST - so named due to frontman Jon's inability to forget - are a six-piece alternative metal outfit that craft powerful emotional journeys for the listener, through Jon's personal experiences and perceived injustices.

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Midgar release album 'Unity' on Year Of The Rat Records

Midgar became the third band to join Year Of The Rat Records last year, joining Lastelle and The Young Hearts on the labels roster. Previous singles ‘We Don’t Make The Rules’ ‘Sunburn’, ‘Nemesis’, and ‘Paradise’ all picked up a plethora of coverage with Kerrang Radio as ‘Featured Artist Of The Week’, RTE2XM, Amazing Radio, Alyx Plays Punk, Endeavour FM, BT TV, Moshville Times, ERB Magazine, Gig Radar, Crowd Salat, ARFM, Hardbeat and Total Rock Radio, as well as landing official playlisting with Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer and Pandora. The album is out 25th June 2021 with the focus track ‘Isle Of Glass’ - Isle Of Glass is a much softer ballad type track and shows the band’s more vulnerable side. 

About Us

Year Of The Rat Records was set up by James Illsley in the Summer of 2020, in the midst of a national lockdown in London, UK.

Having run Saviour Management since 2013, James is experienced and well connected within the music industry.

In the ever-changing music industry, Year Of The Rat Records offers artists fair royalty splits in return for label services, expertise, press, radio, networking, and marketing, to help take its artists to the next level. Our artists have seen great success with DSP playlisting across the board at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, Pandora, Youtube Music and more.

Our artists have landed radio and press with BBC, Kerrang, Triple J, Idobi, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, Knotfest, Metal Hammer, DSCVRD and many other respected publications.

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London
United Kingdom