sons of the city ditch lgeResurgent Ausitralian label Dog Meat Records is thrilled and proud to release a new album by a resurgent rock 'n' roller and an old friend Pat Todd and his band The Rankoutsiders.

“Sons Of The City Ditch” is the seventh album by LA's finest rock'n'roll band and comes some 36 years after Dog Meat’s first dalliances with Pat, back when he fronted the legendary Lazy Cowgirls

The new album shows that Pat’s voice and songwriting have only gotten stronger, and that he's got another killer band behind him, one that mixes classic '70s punk rock roots with country, blues and rock'n'roll in a manner that sits somewhere between “Exile on Main Street” and “LAMF”.

Pat Todd will be touring Australia solo, in a double-bill with Mad Macka from The Cosmic Psychos and The Onyas in late 2023. Stay tuned for details.

The new album is highlighted, as usual, by Todd's fantastic songs. A prolific writer with an eye on life in the margins - whether they be in small towns or the big sprawling city he has called home for 40 years - Todd routinely hits the mark where youth and the advancement of age find common ground in alienation and wilfulness. 


Pat knows that rock’n’roll is not necessarily a young person's game, and nor is it a glamorous one; the name he gave this band accurately points to where he and they are coming from. 

New originals like  “All We Have To Show”, the horn-riffing rocker “Living In A World of Hurt” and the raucous country-folk punker “Goodbye to the World” are up there with anything he has ever written. And the band is a powerhouse – their strengths are evident in the way they handle choice covers of Jeff Beck’s 1967 hit “Hi Ho Silver Lining” and David Johansen’s 1978 single “Donna”.