Desperate Measures – Back To The Rats


New Zealand born, London-based rockers Desperate Measures return on May 12 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.

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

Desperate Measures tour dates

  • 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)