Rodent Emporium is an alternative punk band from Scotland that often uses comedy or parodies as a way of making light of cultural excesses and those with too much self importance. Their pop punk could be the result of Half Man Half Biscuit having a night out with Weird Al Yankovic. The band formed in 2005 and released their debut ‘Music Without Fear Of Reprimand’ in 2008 and followed it up with ‘Sports’ (2009) and ‘Kigo’ (2011). Besides performing on their home turf in Edinburgh and Glasgow, they have also made several appearances at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, Illinois.
Whereas ‘Sports’ had a slick style, they have kicked back into a raw high-energy punk in ‘Let’s Go Mental’ led by Stuart Gilmour, a man who sounds like he has just drunk twelve redbulls in a row. Then there is the frantic ‘Japanese Girl’.