Ratcat

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Description Ratcat are an Australian indie rock band formed in Sydney in 1985, fronted by vocalist and guitarist Simon Day. Their combination of indie pop songwriting and energetic punk-style guitar won them fans from both the indie and skate-punk communities. Their popularity peaked in 1991, finding mainstream success with their album Blind Love and the single Don't Go Now, which both reached #1 on the Australian charts that year. The band released two subsequent albums, however they never matched the popularity and success of 1991. The band ceased regular live shows in the mid 1990's, however they have continued to play sporadic shows since that time, with Day as the only continuing original member. The band will be playing as part of the 'A Day On The Green' concert series in March 2016.WaterfrontRatcat formed in 1985 in Sydney, and were a mainstay of that city's live music scene until they were eventually signed to Waterfront Records, where they released a self-titled EP, several singles ("I Think I Love You", "Baby's Got A Gun"), and their debut album, This Nightmare in 1989. Another EP, Killing Joke, and another single, "Saying Goodbye" followed.SuccessIn 1990, the band signed to the rooArt label. Their first release for their new label was a 6-track EP called Tingles. The successful A-side "That Ain't Bad" combined with their cartoon like artwork (which featured heavily on their releases and in their videos), saw the Tingles EP reach #1 on ARIA's alternative charts, and shortly afterwards, the top of the Australian national chart.
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