Porcupine Tree take aim at ego in crazy new video for Rats Return

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UK prog rockers Porcupine Tree take direct aim at dictatorial ego and self-interest in their crazy new video for Rats Return, which you can watch below.

The song is taken from Closure/Continuation, the band’s first new album since 2009’s The Incident, and which will be released through Music For Nations on June 24.

“This song is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest,”explains Steven Wilson. “I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren’t these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? That rats will always save themselves first.”

Porcupine Tree have previously released videos for Harridan, Of The New Day and Herd Culling.

Closure/Continuation will be available as a seven track album on standard CD/double vinyl/coloured vinyl or limited cassette. The deluxe LP version comes on audiophile approved crystal clear vinyl  as a 3xLP 45rpm boxset with two bonus tracks; the deluxe CD & Bluray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album, all housed in an exclusive art book.  Pre-order Closure/Continuation.

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    PORCUPINE TREE The Incident (2009 Dutch exclusive 18-track 2-LP set pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, the tenth studio album from the celebrated post-progressive group - the 14 songs spread over sides 1-3 form a 55 minute song cycle [called 'The Incident'], while the final four stand-alone compositions were developed out of band writing sessions in December 2008, prior to the February recording date for the song cycle; housed in a matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics insides and with printed inners. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' conditition TF82)

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    PORCUPINE TREE Voyage 34 (2017 UK/EU limited edition 4-track remastered CD reissue of their 2000 compilation album featuring a collection of four tracks which were recorded in 1992 & 1993, including the original full length version of Phase IV. The disc comes issued in the gatefold picture sleeve which retains its hype-stickered resealable outer bag)

  • Porcupine Tree - In Absentia: Deluxe Edition [3CD / Blu-Ray] - UK - 3-disc CD/DVD Set - £74.99, $84.74, €85.49 (New Item) (arrived 14-Feb-2022 12:54)
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    PORCUPINE TREE In Absentia (2020 UK/EU limited edition FOUR-DISC set comprising a remastered version of their 2002 seventh studio album plus collections of bonus material and demo recordings on both CD and BLU-RAY; with the Blu-Ray alsoincluding the Lasse Hoile directed 'Making Of In Absentia' Documentary Film [with a run time of almost two hours]. All four discs are mounted inside the the front cover of the 100-page hardback book with exclusive content including photography by Lasse Hoile, Carl Glover, Richard Barbieri and John Blackford from the recording sessions, subsequent tour and more, extensive biographical liner notes and track-by-track commentary by Stephen Humphries, artwork drafts, and handwritten notes and lyrics! KSCOPE548)

  • Porcupine Tree - Muzak: The Visual Art of Porcupine Tree - UK - book - £34.99, $39.54, €39.89 (New Item) (arrived 16-Feb-2022 15:37)
    on October 7, 2022 at 12:07 am

    PORCUPINE TREE Muzak: The Visual Art of Porcupine Tree (2019 UK Deluxe Edition 240-page hardback book which showcases the visual collaboration between the band and Danish photographer, film maker and artist Lasse Hoile and progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. Including many never-before seen images from his photography, stage backdrops, films and album art sessions, the book covers the period between critically acclaimed 2002 album 'In Absentia' to the 2009 Grammy-nominated 'The Incident'. Lasse Hoile's renowned visual collaboration with Porcupine Tree front man Steven Wilson endures to this day, with Lasse creating the album artwork and stage visuals for his latest best-selling solo album To The Bone, currently touring world-wide. Printed on 170gsm matt-art paper, the book is quarter-bound with real cloth and silver foil deboss!)

  • Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream - UK - CD album - £14.99, $16.94, €17.09 (New Item) (arrived 23-Feb-2022 12:02)
    on October 7, 2022 at 12:07 am

    PORCUPINE TREE Stupid Dream (2015 UK/EU limited edition 12-track remastered CD reissue of their 1999 fifth studio album which includes the singles Piano Lessons, Stranger By The Minute and Pure Narcotic. The disc comes issued in a gatefold card picture sleeve complete with a 16 page booklet featuring redesigned artwork & images by Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover and photographs while also retaining its hype-stickered resealable outer bag! KSCOPE343)

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