credit: Max Fairclough

Ratking - Gotta Light?

Born in the blistering heat and surf of Western Australia, Ratking are emerging as one of the most exciting hardcore bands around. In just a handful of years, the five-piece have released an impressive discography and become one of their country's most outstanding live acts.

While hardcore is undoubtedly a universal language, Ratking's dialect is distinctly Australian. Amidst the relentlessness of their music is a laid-back charm that comes from a life lived by the beach. Unbeknownst to the world, Ratking have been readying themselves to tour every corner of the planet.

Ratking have toured Australia, Japan, South Korea and South East Asia and has supported many local and international heavy acts including Every time I Die, Comeback Kid, Norma Jean, Counterparts and Terror to name a few.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Label, Management, Brand Partnership, Gear Endorsement, Distribution - US, Distribution - UK/Europe, Distribution - Worldwide, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency, Publishing, Sync/Music Supervisors

Genre: Punk
Subgenre: Hardcore
From: Perth, AUSTRALIA