They’ve provided the soundtrack for a film about the hunting of seabirds and toured a show about the histories of London’s infamous execution ground, Tyburn Gallows.

Now they’re collaborating with a trio of Polish musicians over their collective love of meat cleavers.

That’s Colchester’s avant garde experimental music group, the Dead Rat Orchestra.

Since forming more than 12 years ago, the Dead Rats have carved out a successful career composing extraordinary music and soundtracks, as well as performing concerts all over the world with the likes of God Speed You Black Emperor.

Their 2015 Tyburnia Tour, which visited venues as close to the local place of execution as possible, followed their previous creative outing, The Cut in which the group travelled the waterways and canals of the industrial revolution, exploring its music and heritage along the way.

One of the most innovative ensembles on the UK music scene, their performances feature flailing axes, salt and sawdust, throbbing harmonium, grinding fiddle and 2000 shards of micro-tuned steel cast to the floor in cascading, shimmering joy..

Now they’re back on tour, starting with a hometown gig at the Colchester Arts Centre, alongside Sutari, a trio, who in many ways are the Dead Rats Polish counterparts, playing violins, basetla and drum as well as exploring the musical potential of everyday objects such as a hand mixer, grater, bottles and a wrench.

The tour, which will also be the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be aired later in the year, begins at the Colchester Arts Centre on Tuesday, July 10, when support comes from Sally Currie aka The Dyr Sister.

Doors are at 7.30pm and tickets, priced £8 and £7 are available from the box office on 01206 500900.