John Blek and the Rats are a six-piece band that hail from Cork City and deliver good old-fashioned folk and roots with a genuine home-grown feel. Whilst their melancholic lyrics may are suited for starring into the whiskey glass they have an upbeat foot-stompin’ drive that is perfectly suited for crowd-pleasing. They released their new single ‘Hand on my Heart’ (official video below) this month which is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Leave your Love at the Door’ which is released on the 3rd May.
They have a stack of Irish tour dates planned for their album launch which include the ever popular Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots festival. Check their Facebook page for more details.