TUNE Rat Boy - Fake ID
Artist: Rat Boy
Track: Fake ID
Focus Date: 2nd October 2015
Where From: Chelmsford, Essex
After two mixtapes, the ‘Sign On’ single and a succession of riotous live shows, RAT BOY is fast building a tradition as the new voice in a long tradition of witty and politicised British lyricists. A three-minute mash-up of scrappy indie-punk energy and boisterous beats, ‘Fake ID’ paints a lyrical dissertation of suburban Britain with a stream-of-consciousness tale of an outsider who gets mugged after being denied entry to a club. It’s all topped by RAT BOY’s half-rapped, half-hollered home-grown vocal delivery.
In addition to the digital release, ‘Fake ID’ will also be available on limited edition coloured 7” vinyl on October 2nd. Backed with a new b-side, the 7” release will feature fold-out poster and lyrics with artwork by RAT BOY himself. RAT BOY’s visual influences include skateboarding artist Mark Gonzales and Snoop Dogg associate Darryl “Joe Cool” Daniels.
RAT BOY’s recent live shows have been a life-affirming rush of barely controlled chaos. A recent Manchester set was picked as NME’s Gig of the Week. They stated: “Essex indie rapper Jordan Cardy destroys the kitchen at a chaotic house party gig.” RAT BOY will introduce himself to his biggest audiences to date when he plays Reading, Leeds and Bestival in the coming weeks. He’ll then play a full UK headline tour that includes his largest London show so far at Dingwalls before hitting the road again in November with The 1975 and Circa Waves.