Ratcat came together in Sydney (Australia) from the ashes of a garage band called Danger Mouse.
The singles I Think I Love You (August 1988) and Baby’s Got A Gun (December 1988) followed before the band issued its debut album, This Nightmare, in July 1989.
Ratcat then signed a lucrative deal with the local rooArt label, releasing the 12″ EP Tingles, which contained the radio favourite That Ain’t Bad, which shot the EP to #1 on the Australian charts.
The single Don’t Go Now repeated the feat in April 1991, as did the album Blind Love in July of the same year.
Marc Scully replaced Amr Zaid on bass in 1992 but the singles Candyman, Holiday and The World (In A Wrapper) – and the album InsideOut – were unable to repeat the spectacular success of their earlier releases and Ratcat slipped from view.