New Zealand born, London based rockers Desperate Measures return May 12th with a banging brand-new single titled ‘Back To The Rats’. Featuring a blazing duel vocal from frontman Eugene Butcher and guitarist Gaff, the song gets to the root of the bands tight, yet chaotic maelstrom of urgent rock n’ roll and hits hard and fast.

“It’s about finding yourself amongst chaos without fully realising it, or the consequences at the time,” explains Gaff.

Following previous single ‘Thinking Of England’, ‘Back To The Rats’ is another taster from the bands forthcoming debut album due later this year.  Recorded once again with Andy Brook (who has produced, engineered, and toured with the like of Status Quo, Ginger Wildheart, Wonk Unit, Hayseed Dixie…) at The Brook Studios in Wallington, Surrey, between recordings Desperate Measures have been busying themselves with a host of gigs, playing alongside Killing Joke, The Members, Wingmen, The Boys and Spear Of Destiny etc.

Watch the ‘Back To The Rats’ video HERE:

Desperate Measures will play a special single launch show at London’s Water Rats Theatre on May 12th with friends The Heat Inc and Yur Mum along for the ride! – Tickets available HERE:

See Desperate Measures in 2023

May 5                    Reading Facebar

May 7                    Kingston, Fighting Cocks (Matinee show)

May 12                 London, Water Rats

May 27                 Call Of The Wild Festival

Aug 4                     Rebellion Festival

Aug 19                  Corby Unity Fest

Sep 1                     Hope & Anchor

Sep 7                     Tunbridge Wells, The Forum (with UK Subs)

Dec 6                     London, Water Rats (Vive Le Rock X-mess Party)

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