Described as an assault of fuzz driven guitar grooves and hard hitting drums, Raptor have been stunning the UK with a barnstorming wash of heavy psychedelia from the moment they hit the scene in 2015.
Comprising of brothers Kurt Fletcher, Adam Fletcher & Betty Thomas, the trio's mind-bending stage performance has seen them open for artists including Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Mick Ralphs (Bad Company/Mott The Hoople), The Groundhogs, Dr Feelgood and John Bonham's Sister, Deborah.
After touring the UK last year, Raptor released their debut album 'Escapism' on Acid-Green 12" vinyl in May 2019. It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine from Slovenia recently featured it as their vinyl of the day and the album has been going down a storm with international sales & worldwide airplay across England, America, France, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Turkey & Australia.
The band's latest video release for Escapism saw their latest collaboration with FUZZWAH from Australia (Thee Oh Sees, Flightless Records, Pipe-Eye, Frankie & The Witch Fingers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26LtKF1ty6w
"Raptor in the House! Yeah Man, I love those guys, f***ing awesome!" - Scott Holiday (Rival Sons)
A must see band! Stunning E.P and brilliant live show - Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople)
"The first time I saw them they blew me away. Raptor have to be the most exciting act in our area. Watch out world." - (BBC Introducing)
"Bristol’s Raptor impress again in this stomping, fuzzy new single. Released via Brighton’s Don't Tell Anyone Records, Dynamite (Is Freedom) is a glam-flavoured garage rock joy, that rides high on crunching guitars and a strong groove. Clocking in at just over two minutes, the track is short, sweet and fun as hell". - Bristol in Stereo
"Dynamite (Is Freedom!) presents the Bristol band in all their dynamic glory. Like early Sabbath with additional glam makeup, it’s the kind of energetic barnstormer that kicks us out of bed in the morning – exactly what we need!" - Songwriting Magazine
"Musically, the band are as tight as you can get but it is their sheer power and energy that will propel their career forward. Raptor come to the rescue of Rock & Roll!" - Herefordshire Live**