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.
Where the Ratking Inspo came from
Ratking vocalist AJ Teo says:
“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!”
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!
Check out the new Ratking video!
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 HERE.