Dead Rat Orchestra – broken springs & death dances CD

2017-06-23_DRO duo

In October 2015, Godspeed You! Black Emperor invited Dead Rat Orchestra to open for them on the six-date UK leg of their European tour. The DRO performed as a duo of Robin Alderton and Nathaniel Mann, joined by Thierry Amar on double bass on the last night of the tour, for a rabble-rousing version of The Black Procession. We are delighted to bring you a live recording, captured on that final night, at the Brighton Dome. broken springs & death dances is album of 18th century ballads for 21st century professionals, exploring timeless themes of corruption and abuse of power,…

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Dead Rat Orchestra at Suffolk Songfest

2016-10-15_DRO at Suffolk SOngfest

Dead Rat Orchestra has been invited by Aldeburgh Music and BBC Introducing in Suffolk to play this year’s Suffolk Songfest at the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings. They join Amethysts, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Anna Meredith on an eclectic bill. Doors open at 5pm. Get there early to guarantee yourself a faceful of flying wood chips. Update: Here’s a photo of the boys in full swing, taken from the Aldeburgh Music Facebook page. Curiously, people in the front row of the audience made no effort to move away from the obvious danger. No doubt assuming that a thorough risk assessment had…

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