ANNOUNCES BIGGEST UK TOUR TO DATE
“Distorted guitar and scabby, semi-political rants, it also features sampled interludes that point to Cardy’s infatuation with hip-hop.” – THE FADER
“Cool shit man! Keep it going!” – Tyler, The Creator
“A potent mix of Blur’s cockney knees-up side, the urgency of The Libertines and Beastie Boys’ in-yer-face raps.” – NME
“There’s no doubt that Jordan Cardy has the bangers to make a real breakthrough.” – Dork
“He’s all about fighting for your right to party.” – The Guardian
“Rat Boy is the next in the lineage of Ian Dury and Mike Skinner.” – Noisey
“One of the UK’s most exciting new acts.” – DIY
RAT BOY is set to take his anarchic live show on tour for his biggest headline tour to date. The gigs, listed below, will surely see of the most riotous scenes that London’s famous Roundhouse has ever seen. The announcement comes as RAT BOY prepares to release his first new material of the year.
RAT BOY will play:
25th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
26th – Leeds, University Union
27th – Newcastle, University
28th – Stoke, Sugarmill
29th – Oxford, O2 Academy 1
1st – Norwich, Waterfront
2nd – Birmingham, O2 Institute 1
3rd – Bristol, Bierkeller
5th – Manchester, Academy 1
6th – London, Roundhouse
Tickets for all shows go on general sale from 9am on Friday February 3rd. Spring King support at London and Manchester, with support for the remaining shows to be confirmed soon.
Even ahead of the release of his debut album, RAT BOY has proved impossible to pigeonhole – his charismatic and often narrative lyrics being the constant in a sound that encompasses hip-hop, indie, punk, big beat, and electro-pop. Always eager to discover disparate new influences, his previous EP ‘Get Over It’ was further inspired by lost cuts from the worlds of USSR funk and retro Japanese folk.
In addition to his music, RAT BOY’s skills extend into other disciplines including artwork, video production, prop design and fashion. His clothing line SCUM mixes 70s gangster chic with in vogue skatewear, and his creations have been snapped up by fans who have stayed behind after gigs to buy his limited edition designs.