Rat Face Lewey soon release new single, The Pirate Song. This is due for release on 30 August 2019 and is the second single to be released from their new album The Fall of Man, which is released 06 September 2019. The Fountain caught up with Jonny Picken from the band about the strong reception they have received so far as well as their plans for the album release.

TF: A new single, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far? 

The reception has been great, we have been receiving excellent feedback and got awesome review from Planet Mosh and from Classic Rock Magazine. I’m so happy that our music is reaching new people around the world. The support from our fans has been amazing, they make my world go round.

TF: What makes it The Pirate Song?

Well the intro has a Pirate type feel and it has a nice groove to the song. The Pirate Song was a working title, but I liked it and went with it. There’s also a melodica part in the middle, which sounds ace and will get people dancing. The video was shot down by Dungeness, a strange post-apocalyptic, desert landscaped, nuclear power station fuelled English oddity but an awesome find. You can see it below.

TF: And is the first from an EP or am album that we can see the release of later in 2019?  

The first song we released was Comfortable, it’s a great pop punk style song, that we love playing live and was a natural choice for the first single. Our new album The Fall of Man is due for release 06 September 2019! I’m so excited to share it with everyone.

TF: Will you be promoting the album with a tour at all, will we have the pleasure of seeing you here in Scotland? 

Yes! We are finalising dates, which will be up on our website. We hope to play the Wildfire festival in 2020 at Wanlockhead, which looks like an awesome festival in Scotland. Hopefully we can get a shot at it!

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date? 

The biggest compliment we ever received was after a show in Hackney, when a member of the audience got on stage, took the mic and screamed…?”THIS IS WHAT MUSIC IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!”?I wondered what was going through her head. Thank you.