PILERATS.COM is a representation of youth culture documented through the eyes of young creatives. Think everything awesome to do with photography, videography, surf, skate, music and arts.

The group behind Pilerats have recently made a kickarse website, where they will be collating the best of everything in their quest for world dominance. On top of this, they’re also rad dudes who we love with a pretty solid music taste to match – and it’s the latter that drove us to ask them to collate some Top Fives for you.

Top 5 Australian Artists

The Rubens
Shy Panther
Bag Raiders
The Presets

Top 5 Track You Have On Repeat Now

Dune Rats – ‘Fuck It’
Bleeding Knees Club – ‘Beach Slut’
Flume – ‘Triple J mixes’
Shy Panther – ‘Lipstick Cigarettes’
Pretty Lights whole back catalogue but mainly ‘Looking For Love’

Top 5 Gig’s You’ve Ever Been Too

Hardest question ever.
Splendour in the Grass 2011 @ Woodfordia
Ultra Music Festival in Miami
Skrillex @ Villa, Perth
Down the Rabbit Hole – Mini Wonderland @ The Court Overflow, Perth
M83 @ the Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

Top 5 Places For A Night Out In Melb/Australia, The World

Speakeasy @ Villa, WA
Cant Say @ Vault 8, Melb
Cobra Kai @ Oh Hello, Brisbane
Family @ the Republic, WA
Most Clubs in NewYork

Top 5 Songs To Lose Your Virginity Too

Dashboard Confessional – ‘Hands Down’
Blink 182 – ‘First Date’
Enrique Iglesias – ‘Hero’
Berlin – ‘Take My Breath Away’
Jaggered Edge – ‘Let’s Get Married’

Top 5 Places You’ve Woken Up After A Big Night

Mattress in the middle of nowhere during verge side collection after the Skrillex gig in Perth

On top of a warehouse in the city – when we lived in a warehouse called the Pile one of us ended up on the top because we couldn’t get in, turns out it wasn’t even our warehouse or on the same street

On the roof of Skrillex’s camper van at Ultra Music festival after the event had closed

In a closet of the pentahouse at Hard Rock hotel in San Diego after an after party. Everyone had left and the room was empty and somehow I woke up with a canister of medical Marijuana and a GPS that we didn’t have/ needed for our road trip.

Not sure if this counts but we were on a party bus heading to parklife one year when a large-ish speaker fell on Frasers head. He woke up 2hours later on the Bus which was driving him home, not to Parklife.

Top 5 Music/Entertainment Sites (apart from Purple Sneakers of course!)

2 Girls 1 Cup
2 Girls 1 Cup 
2 Girls 1 Cup 
2 Girls 1 Cup

The guys from Pilerats are embarking on a Australian wide party tour to coincide with the launch of their website, including a stop-in at our favourite place in Melbourne – CANT SAY. This Friday head down to Banana Alley to catch the guys partying with AJAX, KNIGHTLIFE, METRIC DJs and the CANT SAY ARMY.

Join the event HERE and join PILERATS on FACEBOOK


The Purple Sneakers Admin robot that lives under our stairs.