"Fret Rattles have everything you ever needed from a rock’n’roll band, and maybe even more." - Thoughts Words Action
"Minnesota’s Fret Rattles are a great live act in the sense that when you go to see them, they whap you around for an hour or so, knock the bored look off your face, and leave you dazed and walking funny." - Rev. Nørb / Razorcake
"I am the type to call things the way I see them so I apologize for how rude this may sound but I was a bit surprised that these four old guys could give me more energy than some of the younger bands I see night in and out." - Girl At The Rock Shows
"with its super snotty garage, frantic dash to the solo punk rock. Hip Priests fans will have to check these bad boys out because they might have a new champion stateside." - RMP Online UK
"Fret Rattles, from Minneapolis, take a direction that’s somewhere in between (early) Saints and possibly even Poison Idea (circa ‘Plastic Bomb.)" - Fear and Loathing Fanzine
"The Twin Cities’ Fret Rattles are always a blast (fairly literally, a blast) live; although their sound is grounded in a madly amped-up version of basic MC5-styled rock’n’roll, they have this subtle white noise aspect to them (inasmuch as a “white noise aspect” can be said to be “subtle”) that brings to mind really early Hüsker Dü" - Rev Norb Razorcake
"With decades of experience from all over the punk rock scene, they’re bound to be your new favorite!" - Uber Rock UK
"Detroit rock inspired fury" - Faster and Louder
"A buzzing, Deeetroit via Minneapolis slab of high octane scuzz, unrelenting greased up rawk, ratchet fried and oil splattered, this aint for the faint of heart." - Outhouse Moon
“Fret Rattles are classic garage-punk lifers, taking years of punk/metal/garage experience and wielding it like a weapon.” - Ali Jaafar / Ecstattic Studio
“2022 Best Rock and Roll EP” - Real Punk Radio’s Manifesto Awards
“2016 Best Rock and Roll Album” - Real Punk Radio’s Manifesto Awards
Minneapolis-based Fret Rattles have been around the rock n’ roll block and feature ex-members of Thee Viceroys, Dirty Robbers, Fuck Knights, Six Six Crush, and many other bands from the past 25+ years. With that history in their back pocket, the Fret Rattles bring their own approach to the sounds of late 60's Detroit (MC5, Stooges), 70's punk rock (Radio Birdman, Sonics Rendezvous Band) and the 90's underground rock revival (Hellacopters, Dragons). The final result is straight-forward rock-n-roll. It’s not retro, it’s alive. It’s fresh. And it’s more relevant sounding than ever.
Fret Rattles have shared the stage with countless bands, including The Humpers, Supersuckers, Dead Boys, Junkyard, The Briefs, Suzi Moon, The Schizophonics, The Short Fuses, John the Conqueror, and Left Lane Cruiser. Through all the gigs, traveling, broken equipment, ringing ears, and spilled blood, Fret Rattles have earned the reputation of being one of the most explosive live rock bands anywhere!