Rat Columns is a trio from San Francisco, California that generates dark, ill-fitting pop wanderings, introspective jangle and chime, mangled noises and various points between. The band was started by David West in the isolated environs of Perth, Western Australia, and following a move to the northern hemisphere the trio format was happened upon with the addition of Matt Bleyle (drums/guitar) and Jon Young (bass guitar). Matt Bleyle is well known for his warped pop acts Violent Change & Sopors, and the semi-legendary SF punks The Abi Yoyos. David West has a scattered track record consisting of SF post-punks Rank/Xerox and Perth ragers Burning Sensation, amongst others. The three recorded the LP 'Sceptre Hole' in the second half of 2011. As on the previous four-song 7", James Vinciguerra of Total Control/Soviet Valves/AIDS contributed some drums to the effort. Sure, 'Sceptre Hole' flies closer in to the pop sun than before it also keeps a toe in the murky waters of guitar noise and dour ambience.



S/T 7"

Sceptre Hole LP

Live Dates:



Leon | The Bilders | Russell St. bombings | Ninety to The Dozen
Division Four | Boomgates | Total Control
Billy Childish & The MBE's | Vermin Poets
Martin Creed | Soviet Valves | Lyme Regis | Tyrades
Singles Volume Two | Singles Volume one | Giant Haystacks
Clorox Girls | Fm Knives | Ludella Black | Dan Melchior
The Masonics | Buff Medways | Sergeants Mess
The Wildebeests | Mickey & The Salty Sea Dogs
Holly Golightly | Cripples | The Sires | Thee Headcoats