by Francis Andrews in New Music on Thursday 13 November 2008

I love the blissed-out electro funk of New York band Ratatat. They’ve been kicking around for some years now, and toured with the likes of Mogwai and Daft Punk, but only now are getting attention on the UK festival scene. Why they took so long over here, it’s hard to say. The music is perfect for those heady summer days, clutching a can of cider and wistfully mincing around in a field: just two (sometimes three) guys, a guitar and some heavy synth. The recent album, LP3, takes a slightly more ambient turn but still retains that f-ing cool swagger so addictive on their past releases.