Rat Boy Announces Debut UK Autumn Tour

Rat Boy Announces Debut UK Autumn Tour



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After building an underground following with his self-released debut EP ‘The Mixtape’ and touring as guest to Circa Waves, Rat Boy – AKA teenage producer / writer / multi-instrumentalist Jordan Cardy – will release his debut single ‘Sign On’ which impacts on June1st, via Hometown Records. ‘Sign On’ is available to purchase here: http://smarturl.it/SignOn.


‘Sign On’ is a state-of-the-nation anthem for those who have also experienced similar tales of lost jobs, empty bank accounts and being “young, dumb and living off mum.” Sonically, ‘Sign On’ is contrastingly uplifting as it mixes an anarchic sense of melody with ramshackle beats and Rat Boy’s character-fuelled raps.

Rat Boy co-produced ‘Sign On’ alongside Gorillaz producer James Dring. The single’s artwork is by Rat Boy himself, inspired by the likes of skateboarding artist Mark Gonzales and Snoop Dogg associate Darryl “Joe Cool” Daniels.


The single is indicative of Rat Boy’s style, in which his home-grown rhymes paint a lyrical dissertation of suburban Britain. TheChelmsford resident observes the society around him and encapsulates his environment in songs which flow with wit and caustic disparagement. He’s firmly within the storytelling lineage of Britain’s great lyricists who represent some of his greatest influences: IanDury, The Clash, Squeeze, Blur and The Streets.


After leaving art school and being fired from his job in Wetherspoons, Rat Boy found solace in music and taught himself Logic on his mum’s computer. The result was ‘The Mixtape’ which distilled his small-town tales into three minute mash-ups of hip-hop and indie topped with his half-rapped, half-hollered Essex vocal tones. Rat Boy performs almost everything – vocals, bass, keys and production – throughout its five riotous tracks.


Following the tour support with Circa Waves, Rat Boy has announced a string of festival performances and summer dates. He will also be heading out on his first ever debut UK headline tour in September / October 2015 where he will play 15 intimate dates up and down the country.


27th May                       Dublin Castle (Headline), London

23rd June                      Sound Control Bar Basement, Manchester

12th July                       Brownstock Festival, Essex

24th July                       Boston Music Room, London

29th & 30th August         Reading and Leeds Festival

13th Sept                       Bestival

16th Sept             Bodega, Nottingham

17th Sept                       King Tuts, Glasgow

18th Sept                       Studio 2, Liverpool

19th Sept                       The Wardrobe, Leeds

22nd Sept                      The Library, Skelmersdale

23rd Sept                       The Sugarmill, Stoke

24th Sept                       The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

25th Sept                       The Cookie Jar, Leicester

27th Sept                       Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

28th Sept                       The Boileroom, Guildford

29th Sept                       Dingwalls, London

30th Sept                       The Joiners, Southampton

1st Oct                          The Exchange, Bristol

2nd Oct                          Mono, Falmouth

3rd Oct                          The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Rayleigh





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