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Perth’s Ratking don’t hold back with their tracks. With what is on the surface a fun, bouncy hardcore track, below the surface bubbles some seriously hard-hitting truths and themes that make the listener really take a second glance at their lives and actions.

The Ratking lads say of their new single Down The Line: “In a day and age where everyone only puts their greatest achievements and their latest holidays online, it’s hard to watch – it is so easy to feel like you’ve fallen behind. Not getting to that social/monetary position you placed on a pedestal is a hard pill to swallow.” Hell yeah, that sucks. The track is out today at https://ffm.to/downthelinesingle.

It is the latest cut from Ratking’s EP Nervous Nature – out on Friday June 17th (with vinyl to arrive later on in 2022), released via Collision Course/MGM Distribution. Digital and Physical copies can be pre-ordered/pre-saved NOW at https://ffm.to/nervousnature.

Ratking Guitarist Nic Finch says that “We got together every Friday for months to write an album and it came out way better than we expected. We wanted everyone in on every song and this record really shows our vast influences. Among those was this track, the standout “Down the Line”. It sounds really upbeat but like usual with Ratking, the lyrics show what’s underneath.

The EP will be welcomed into the world with a launch show in hometown Perth on Saturday July 2nd at Badlands, alongside Late 90’s, Indigo Blaze and Rat Salad. Tickets are on sale Friday June 3 8am Perth time at Eventbrite.

Nervous Nature is a culmination of all things Ratking. Sam Bassal of Ocean Grove handled production duties. The record is a reflection of themselves both lyrically and musically, focussing on self growth, anxiety, depression and self love. It’s Unapologetically truthful – and pensive.

If you aren’t across their epic DIY ethic and attitude to getting to work – Ratking just don’t slow down. Over the years, they’ve Supported major bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, Stray From The Path, Counter Parts, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, King Parrot, Deez Nuts, Body Jar, Clowns, Make Them Suffer, Jesus Piece, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and more, accumulated over 400k+ Spotify Streams, seen love on triple j across Home and Hosed + Short.Fast.Loud, they were invited to and played SxSW in Austin, Texas and Hosted a ‘Boat Show’ on a boat in the Swan River, which sold out in less than 24 hours!

Nervous Nature is out on Friday June 17 – pre-order, pre-save here. Down The Line is out now – purchase/stream it at https://ffm.to/downthelinesingle.

If you’ve ever endured an anxiety or panic attack – you will know that it SUCKS. Perth’s Ratking are today tackling that issue with the video for their single ‘Panic Station’. The single dropped late last month and it’s been getting love from all over – premiering on Short Fast Loud on triple j and copping love from blogs, radio and podcasts all over.

They also announced their EP Nervous Nature will be out on Friday June 17th (with vinyl to arrive later on in 2022), released via Collision Course/MGM Distribution. Digital and Physical copies can be pre-ordered/pre-saved NOW at https://ffm.to/nervousnature.

Ratking vocalist AJ Teo says that “Much like the song, the video for Panic Station focuses on anxieties and how we react to them. We chose an anxiety each (Tom with claustrophobia, Nic with work anxiety, AJ with phone anxiety and Josh with his own headspace) and did our best to portray it on the screen. We initially had the idea to properly put ourselves in incredibly anxiety inducing situations (Doing open mic stand up, burying ourselves alive with a camera etc, but realised that that would be way too hectic so we decided with the safety of a green screen instead!” Fair call. That sounds terrible.

New EP Nervous Nature is a culmination of all things Ratking, with production duties handled by Sam Bassal of Ocean Grove, the record is a reflection of themselves both lyrically and musically. Focussing on self growth, anxiety, depression and self love. Unapologetically truthful and pensive.

If you aren’t across their epic DIY ethic and attitude to getting to work – Ratking just don’t slow down. Over the years, they’ve Supported major bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, Stray From The Path, Counter Parts, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, King Parrot, Deez Nuts, Body Jar, Clowns, Make Them Suffer, Jesus Piece, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and more, accumulated over 400k+ Spotify Streams, seen love on triple j across Home and Hosed + Short.Fast.Loud, they were invited to and played SxSW in Austin, Texas and Hosted a ‘Boat Show’ on a boat in the Swan River, which sold out in less than 24 hours!

After living in the high walled state of WA for the last 2 years, Ratking are primed and ready to enact their new EP Nervous Nature unto the world and 2022 will be the year where Ratking are able to do just that – rack up the frequent flyer miles and show everyone just what they have been up to all this time.

Nervous Nature is out on Friday June 17 – pre-order, pre-save here. Panic Station is out now – purchase/stream it at https://ffm.to/panicstation.

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Perth band Ratking have had a massive past couple of years and have now topped it by signing to Eleventh Records and launching a brand new single called So Wrecked Youth. To find out what is happening in the land of the Ratking Subculture Entertainment’s Dave G chatted to AJ.

You can listen to or download our Ratking interview right here.