Luke Rathborne is a musician from Maine and currently lives in New York City. Rathborne got his start by moving to New York City when he was 18 years old. His debut album, “After Dark” recorded when he was 17 years old started gaining the attention of figures in the music business, the first individual to discover Rathborne was Joey Levine, a songwriter of tin-pan alley fame who penned 60’s classic, ‘Yummy Yummy Yummy’ among others. He decided to produced several songs for Rathborne and brought him to music industry figures eventually attracting manager Ryan Gentles (Strokes manager) to Rathborne’s Career.

In 2011 Rathborne was signed to Los Angeles independent label, ‘Dilettante’ and Australian label, ‘Speak N’ Spell Records’ and released a Double E.P. Record entitled, “Dog Years/I Can Be One E.P.”. The Record was self-released by Rathborne in the U.K. on his own label, ‘True Believer’. It gained much attention in the U.K. and prompted an appearance on Lauren Laverne’s programme on 6 Music for the BBC and appearances in the NME, leading to an opening slot for the Strokes at SXSW and Noah and the Whale on their US tour. The record featured two separate sides of different music representing two sides of the artist.

Ratborne streams new track "Last Forgiven"

Listen to Rathborne’s ‘Last Forgiven’

Luke Rathborne – chief songwriter and principle persona – hiccups, “Heard you gotta get it in motion.” From that moment on, SOFT never stops moving bounding from one jagged-edged neo-New Wave song to the next marrying the fast-and-loose ethos of The Ramones with the coiled neurosis of early Devo

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