This week’s surprise discovery – Dead Rat Orchestra

This band was supporting the amazing Canadian singer Eric Chenaux tonight. They play with a mixture of traditional and improvised instruments, including an electric fan-powered melodica and a plastic teapot. They also do a song whilst chopping a log with axes.
Their music is mainly psych-folk. They build music in layers, usually starting with a harmonium drone and adding percussion, violin, toy keyboard and all manner of other devices. It reminded me of bands like Fursaxa or Charalambides, and perhaps Lau Nau or Islaja with more energy.
Check out their Myspace

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