Growing up in a city, it can difficult to imagine any other environment.
The streets of London, say, or New York can stretch on past the horizon, an infinite display of concrete and steel.
Ratking came of age in the Big Apple, and it's moods and styles infect their every step. Fusing feral hardcore punk with dub and hip hop, the group's ever-inventive sound is displayed on debut album 'So It Goes'.
Due for release on April 7th, new cut 'So Sick Stories' has emerged in its wake. A video for the track has appeared online, directed by Eric Yue and featuring King Krule.
The clip features Ratking prowling the streets of New York, their music merging with the buildings around them.
Watch it now.
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Check out a Next Wave feature on Ratking HERE.
Ratking have confirmed the following shows:
27 London O2 Academy Islington (with Earl Sweatshirt)
4 Glasgow Stag & Dagger
7 London Electrowerkz
9 Brighton The Great Escape Festival