ROTTEN MIND release new video for “Beat Of The Street” single

ROTTEN MIND release new video for “Beat Of The Street” single

New album ‘Rat City Dog Boy’ out February 7, 2020

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“When it all burns down, I’ll be the king.”

Released with a music video, “Beat of the Street” is Rotten Minds second single taken from their upcoming album Rat City Dog Boy, set for release February the 7th. The critically acclaimed punk group delivers a hard hitting indie- chant driven by an addictive guitar hook, and shares a story about long nights out in streets of their hometown.

Check out the video on You Tube – see above

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Rotten Mind
Combining elements of 77’punk, post-punk and garage rock, Swedish indie- force Rotten Mind are back with their fourth full length album. With “Rat City Dog Boy”, Rotten Mind returns to their musical roots while embracing new influences to create an album that sounds both fresh and vintage. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut “I’m Alone Even With You”, the band has played shows in Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Spain and Czech Republic, and has been recognized in music magazines such as NME, Vice, Gaffa, and Hymn. Rat City Dog Boy will be released February 7 through Lövely and will be available as digital and vinyl.

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Rotten Mind

Consisting of Jakob Arvidsson (guitar/ vocals), Rune Strömbom (bass), Johan Sverredal (guitar) and Victor Nordin (drums), Rotten mind was formed in Uppsala, Sweden in 2015. As one of the four original bands affiliated with Lövely Records, Rotten Mind has released three studio albums; “I’m Alone Even With You” (2015), “Rotten Mind” (2017) and “Fading into Oblivion” (2018). While their latest release flirts heavily with influences from post rock and goth, Rat City Dog Boy takes Rotten mind back to its musical roots, making more space for screaming guitars and fast 4/4 drum beats while maintaining their recognizable melancholic sound – it can in many ways be described as a well balanced mix between their frantic debut and their latest release.

Rat City Dog Boy consists of 11 captivating post-punk tracks pierced by Rotten Minds unique songwriting style and sense for melodies, existing somewhere in the dark wastelands between 80’s UK acts like The Vibrators and US bands such as Christian Death and T.S.O.L. Their fresh and modern contribution to the genre makes Rotten Mind comparable with contemporary acts such as Crusades, Iceage, Radioactivity, Metz and High Tension Wires.

As the title implies, the gloomy yet energetic atmosphere on Rat City Dog Boy is influenced by life in the city. Jakob explains:

“We practically live on the streets, in the bars and in our rehearsal room in Uppsala; the dark and twisted city with a long history of rock music and especially punk. For us, taking inspiration from the nights in Uppsala and putting it on tape was an essential part of writing this album.”

Rat City Dog Boy will be released February 7 through Lövely and will be available as digital and vinyl.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!