STILTS announce new single ‘Rat Eyes’

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Stilts Promo
Stilts Promo

After releasing their debut double A-side single ‘Ham / Pigs in Blankets’ which won the attention of radio legends such as Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 music as well as XFM’s John Kennedy and Ian Camfield, Leeds based STILTS return with this dark rock stomper ‘RAT EYES’ which is released on Snaketown Records on September 29th 2014.

Recorded by Matthew Heap at SUFF Studio and mixed by Tony Peroni at The Premises, Rat Eyes also features the b-side ‘Slug’ and will be available for download only.

STILTS will also reveal the official video to the single in the coming weeks, which presents their DIY aesthetics infused with their dark and comic stamp.

Press Quotes

Explosive, intelligent, flapping skinny rag dolls armed with great songs. Stilts will rock the festivals and are living proof that genius guitar noise is alive and well out there. They are going to be massive – John Robb ( Louder Than War )

“Stilts opened for us in Manchester, they had bags of energy, they were great! More ideas than i could ever have in 1 song.”- Jamie Lenman.

“One of the best live bands we’ve seen in ages” – Pulled Apart By Horses

A bit more about STILTS…

Stilts are a Leeds based, three piece psych grunge band. Formed in early 2013, Stilts have lurked through various cities in England with a creepy, dark and haunting take on grunge, 50’s surf riffs, desert licks, sporadic and melancholic shuffles, washed down with a stage performance that leaves you psyched.


STILTS are: Sam Curran (vocals/guitar), Chris Dickin, (bass) and Jonathan Dickin (drums)

The full list of UK shows here ( MORE TBA ) :

7th Sept – Give it a restival – Lock Tavern – london (7pm)
20th – The Ferret, Preston (freshers , headline)
24th – The Macbeth London (single release)


Links: | | @stiltsss | | @snaketownrules


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!