FOLLOWS DEBUT ALBUM ‘SCUM’
WITH BIGGEST HEADLINE TOUR TO DATE
Includes London show at the O2 Academy Brixton
“Rat Boy – be it Jordan Cardy himself, or alongside his band – aren’t like anything else on the planet right now. And that’s part of why that much anticipated debut album is so bloody brilliant.” – Dork
“Cardy is the anarchic voice of his generation.” – Evening Standard
“Jordan and pals aren’t afraid to contrast bravado with vulnerability, and it’s in the unexpected that their debut shines brightest.” – DIY
“A genius for killer choruses.” – Sunday Times Culture
“The 21-year-old’s debut oozes attitude… his voice has an authenticity all of its own.” – Q
“A state-of-the-nation record that’s as sparkly as it is snarky.” – The Guardian
After releasing his debut album ‘Scum’, RAT BOY can now confirm details of his biggest tour to date. The news comes as RAT BOY and his band prepare to hit the main stage at the Reading (Friday) and Leeds (Saturday) festivals this weekend.
Now armed with a critically praised debut to match the raw energy of his shows, RAT BOY will play the following headline gigs:
31st – Glasgow, Barrowland
2nd – Belfast, The Limelight
3rd – Dublin, Academy
5th – Cardiff, Tramshed
6th – Leicester, O2 Academy
8th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
10th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
In addition, RAT BOY will also play three shows next month as guests to The Libertines before headlining Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival on October 7th.
‘Scum’ finds RAT BOY – aka Jordan Cardy – exploring relatable themes of his and his friends’ experiences growing up disillusioned in suburban Essex. While the album is united by such concepts, musically RAT BOY jumps at will between hip-hop, punk, indie anthems, gospel, big beat and bossa nova like the Beastie Boys for the Brexit generation.
Previously winner of Best New Artist at the NME Awards, recent months have seen RAT BOY hit a number of notable career highlights. He was sampled on Kendrick Lamar’s huge album ‘DAMN.’, sold-out London’s historic Roundhouse and contributed music to Aminé’s film ‘Becoming Aminé’ alongside Tyler, The Creator.