Ratatat Got Melbourne Jumping At Their Meredith Sideshow
They were announced for the lineup of the 2015 Meredith Music Festival and instantly became one of the festival’s biggest draws. Now, the Brooklyn-based rocktronica duo Ratatat are getting up close and personal with fans at their own headline shows.
The band are currently hot on the heels of their long-awaited and eagerly anticipated fifth studio album, Magnifique. The record follows on from the experimental sounds of their LP3 and LP4 releases, but includes a return to their core guitar-driven sound.
The album was recorded over the course of four years in various studios in different locations, including in Jamaica, upstate New York, Long Island, NY, and their home studio in Brooklyn. The result is an album that’s sure to get fans rabid for Ratatat once again – and that’s exactly what the crowd was last night at Melbourne’s 170 Russell.
Photographer: Nikki Williams