New Haven chamber grunge band Bilge Rat have been keeping plenty busy since the release of their excellent self-titled debut back in 2017. Earlier this week, the trio announced their new album Pal and released the first sample “Finger Nails.”
A multi-parted anti-single, “Finger Nails” is both classic Bilge Rat and an interesting development of what is to come. Frontman Mike Kusek has always brandished his guitar with a unique mix of angular and fuzzy guitarwork, but incorporates a heavy chorus pedal to great effect this time around. Also, the ever tight rhythm section of Quinn Pirie and new bassist Michael Hammond invigorate the music in a way that captures the band’s dynamic live performance, leaving us excited to hear what’s next from the New Haven trio.
Bilge Rat will be playing the following CT dates on their upcoming tour:
Listen to “Finger Nails” by Bilge Rat below: