HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?
RATTS is simply the plural of half of my surname (Barratt). It started as a solo project around a year ago but has now developed into a band. Kinda liked the name, so we’ve stuck with it.
WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?
Our first full-band gig was only a couple of weeks ago at Nambucca, Holloway Road. We had around 30 people to see us, so we did OK.
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?
I work full-time, so my last day off was the day of our previously mentioned first gig. I spent driving around the place, sitting in traffic. Well good.
WHAT IS SOMETHING APART FROM YOUR WALLET OR PHONE THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?
That’s a tricky one, but I always seem to have guitar picks in the weird little pocket on the right-hand-side of jeans. They always come in handy. Probably wouldn’t die without them, mind.
WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?
Caught By The Fuzz by Supergrass.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?
Unfortunately, being such a new band, we haven’t been subjected to any surreal encounters with fans. This is down to the fact that we don’t currently have any fans. The Wealdstone Raider would have a field day with us.