|Country Of origin:||United Kingdom|
Composed of just two drummers, U.K. duo Rattle use a minimal palette to create enormous and often hypnotic sounds, drawing on the ethos of post-punk without relying on the typical trappings of the genre. Facing each other from behind their kits, drummer/vocalist pair Katharine Eira Brown and Teresa Wrigley's skeletal songs are often enhanced by live dub-inflected mixing by soundman Mark Spivey. Following a self-titled 2014 EP and an also-self-titled full length in 2016, 2018's Sequence was just four lengthy tracks, spare and ghostly but not lacking in power.
Rattle formed in 2011 when Nottingham musicians Brown and Wrigley, who had met through playing in their respective bands Kogumaza and Fists, got together to jam. Originally, they planned on a more traditional guitar-and-drums set up, but quickly discovered that a dual drum sound felt more natural and interesting. They chose the name Rattle for this new project and quickly put together a set of songs that looked to post-punk's obsession with both rhythm and the recasting of dub production, as well as an inventive approach to songwriting that their minimal palette made necessary. A self-titled four-song EP materialized in 2014, with all four songs re-recorded for a self-titled full length in 2016. The band toured with Animal Collective, Protomartyr, and the Julie Ruin in support of their album and returned two years later with second album Sequence, an elongated and more hypnotizing affair that included just four lengthy, often lyric-less songs. ~ Fred Thomas~ Rovi