Rat Boy is 19-year-old Essex boy named Jordan Cardy. Delivering lyrics about the grueling endurance of being young and broke, Rat Boys latest song 'Fake ID' echoes the indie of Jamie T and Arctic Monkeys, with a punchy indie-punk sound full of energy and clever beats.
Finding his influences from punk, Britpop, US hip hop and British film, he spends most of his time recording and skating, and recently co-directed his latest music video for 'Fake ID', along with Sam Hiscox and Jonny 3socks. Opening with a shot of Jordan and his mates out in Chinatown, looking superb in drag, the video is a bizarre but stylish, mini escape film, mischievious and care-free as the artist himself. ‘Fake ID’ will be available digitally and on limited edition coloured 7” vinyl on October 2nd
Rat Boy also recently unveilled his Neighbourhood Watch which delivers a slick mix of reggae, rap, hip-hop, garage rock, and punk.
Watch Rat Boy live at the following UK dates
16th Sep - The Bodega, Nottingham
18th Sep - Studio 2, Liverpool
21st Sept - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
22nd Sept - Skelmersdale Library, Skelmersdale
23rd Sept - The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
24th Sept - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
25th Sept - The Cookie, Leicester
28th Sept - The Boileroom, Guildford
29th Sept - Dingwalls, London
1st Oct - Exchange, Bristol
2nd Oct - Mono, Falmouth
26th Jan - Heaven, London