Hot-to-trot new Kiwi rockers RATSO have just dropped their debut single on a world in turmoil.

Coincidentally(?) released to impact with the US election, ‘Shut Your Face’ and ‘Arseholes And Bullshit’ exploded all over the Internet a couple of months back thanks to a brace of live videos shot by Auckland’s 95bFM radio station.

Formed only last year, the band has an impressive CV bringing together members of noughties Kiwi garage-punkers The D4, 80s Brit grebo kids The Milk Monitors and globe-straddling NZ urchins The Cavemen, citing such diverse influences as The Dead Boys, Gang Of Four and Thin Lizzy.

The single was recorded on vintage analogue gear at Auckland’s Earwig Studios before being shipped to New York City for mixing by Dion Lunadon (The D4, A Place To Bury Strangers).

If you’re in Auckland, you can catch the band at a special single launch at Thirsty Dog with support from Warm Leather on 20 November.

‘Shut Your Face’ b/w ‘Arseholes And Bullshit’ is available digitally and on limited edition 7″ vinyl via Bandcamp.

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