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BIO & MUSIC

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Angry, smart, and with acute pop arrangements and sensibilities, THE RATCHETS have always had a knack for insightful lyrics and sing-along choruses. And while other bands of their caliber zoomed onto the rock and roll highway only to quickly run out of gas, The Ratchets have stayed on the side streets guarding their credibility like it was the crown jewels.

It turns out the long game is beginning to bear fruit of its own. Currently these punk rock stalwarts are in the midst of a multi-year non-album singles campaign via Pirates Press Records that spans multiple genres but remains decidedly punk in its approach and messaging. Building upon past motifs from their well-loved debut Heart of Town (2005), fan-favorite Glory Bound (2006), and galvanizing last LP First Light (2018), The Ratchets remain true to their unique brand of guitar punk that fans have come to know and love.

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With so many bands trying so hard to do something new, it’s nice to have a band like the Ratchets to prove that good ol’ fashioned punk rock can still beat the socks off any trendy style in the scene today.PunkNews

Give these guys a Casio, and I bet the Ratchets would rock that casbah like it was 1982.PopMatters

I get the same feeling listening to ‘Glory Bound’ as I did hearing The Clash and Stiff Little Fingers for the first time many years ago.  – Modern Kicks Magazine

The Ratchets have put together an energetic EP that will remind one of rock before “alternative” was added to it.AllMusic