14+ show (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
“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.” –
“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: April 25 th – Glasgow, O2 ABC 26 th – Leeds, University Union 27 th – Newcastle, University 28 th – Stoke, Sugarmill 29 th – Oxford, O2 Academy 1 May 1 st – Norwich, Waterfront 2 nd – Birmingham, O2 Institute 1 3 rd – Bristol, Bierkeller 5 th – Manchester, Academy 1 6 th – London, Roundhouse
Tickets for all shows go on general sale from 9am on Friday February 3 rd . 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. RAT BOY has just been nominated for Best Music Video for ‘Get Over It’ at the NME Awards. Co-directed with his friend Tommy D, the DIY video also features a car built by RAT BOY’s dad.