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Rat Boy / January and February 2018 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 29th August 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Hip-hop/punk artist Rat Boy will open 2018 with a headline tour of the UK and Ireland. He’ll supporting his newly released album ‘Scum’. Described musically as being “like the Beastie Boys for the Brexit generation”, ‘Scum’ is out now on Parlophone Records and features the recent single ‘Laidback’. Watch the tune’s promo video below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following shows will be available starting on this Thursday, 31st of August, at 9 AM. TGTF’s previous coverage of Rat Boy is back this way.

Wednesday 31st January 2018 – Glasgow Barrowland
Friday 2nd February 2018 – Belfast Limelight
Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Dublin Academy
Monday 5th February 2018 – Cardiff Tramshed
Tuesday 6th February 2018 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 8th February 2018 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 10th February 2018 – London Brixton Academy

 

Rat Boy / April and May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Jordan Cardy, a Hip-hop and punk artist and producer better known under his pseudonym Rat Boy, has announced his biggest UK tour to date. And we mean biggest: this series of dates culminates in a massive show at London’s Roundhouse on the 6th of May. Why all the fuss? We hear that new Rat Boy material is on its way to being unveiled, so keep your ears close to the ground. (You know, because you know, rats, they have short little legs…I know, bad joke.) Tickets to this tour go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of February, at 9 AM. To go back through TGTF’s back catalogue of coverage on Cardy’s project, use this link.

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 26th April 2017 – Leeds University Union
Thursday 27th April 2017 – Newcastle University
Friday 28th April 2017 – Stoke Sugarmill
Saturday 29th April 2017 – Oxford Academy
Monday 1st May 2017 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 – Birmingham Institute 1
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Bristol Bierkeller
Friday 5th May 2017 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 6th May 2017 – London Roundhouse

 

Video of the Moment #2149: Rat Boy

 
By on Thursday, 28th July 2016 at 6:00 pm
 

Hip-hop and punk artist and producer Rat Boy, better known to his mum as Jordan Cardy, will be releasing a new EP at the end of August. Ahead of that new record, he’s unveiled a promo he directed himself from a track off the EP. ‘Get Over It’ has the fast-paced, fun feel that has made him popular with the kids, and the accompanying video is a bit of a madcap mini-film that sees Cardy with friends, making trouble in the American desert. Watch it below. Ray Boy is on tour in the UK in September. For more of TGTF’s coverage on Rat Boy, follow this link.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o1QrgjGMZQ[/youtube]

 

Rat Boy / September 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Hip-hop/punk artist and producer Rat Boy (aka Jordan Cardy) has announced a new set of headline dates for this September, following on from last year’s successful headline tour and his appearance on the NME Awards Tour at the start of 2016. Leading into the new September dates, Rat Boy is also scheduled to make summer festival appearances at Glastonbury this weekend, Latitude, and Reading and Leeds.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of Rat Boy is right back here.

Friday 16th September 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill
Saturday 17th September 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Sunday 18th September 2016 – Newcastle University
Monday 19th September 2016 – Glasgow Barrowland
Thursday 22nd September 2016 – London Forum Kentish Town
Friday 23rd September 2016 – Oxford Academy
Saturday 24th September 2016 – Birmingham Institute
Monday 26th September 2016 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Tuesday 27th September 2016 – Cambridge Junction
Wednesday 28th September 2016 – Bristol Anson Rooms

 

Dot to Dot Festival 2016 in Nottingham (Part 2)

 
By on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 at 3:00 pm
 

Part 1 of Rebecca’s coverage of Dot to Dot Festival 2016 in Nottingham is here.

I’d heard a little bit about Rat Boy (pictured above) before the festival, mostly in comparison to Jamie T. After taking a break following EKKAH’s performance, and waiting for The Rubens to start, I decided to head into Rock City’s main stage to see what the hype was about. What I found was a frenetic crowd, evidently having the time of their lives, and I discovered that the Jamie T comparisons weren’t too far off. Rat Boy’s performance was raw and charged, with his music drawing together all manner of influences from hip-hop to punk. For someone so young, he’s managed to amass an impressive number of animated fans.

Catching The Rubens meant a trip down to the Rock City Basement, one of my favourite rooms that I visited due to the lofty ceilings and coolness of the air. The Rubens had travelled all the way from Australia and seemed pretty amazed when they found out that there were no Aussies in the considerable Dot to Dot audience. They seemed to genuinely love being up on stage, playing a number of their indie-bluesy tracks, including their popular single ‘Hoops’.

I arrived early at The Bodega, where I was planning on watching the start of Palace Winter’s set. As I arrived, Girl Friend were just finishing up in the packed out bar, and I felt a little disappointed that I hadn’t made it sooner to catch more of their energetic set. I headed upstairs to watch Palace Winter play in front of a moderately-sized crowd. Their melodic, balmy indie synth style was atmospheric and engaging, and I would have been happy to stick around for the full set, but I only ended up sticking around for the first three tracks.

As I wandered back across town, the plan was to see The Sherlocks next, where they were playing at the Rescue Rooms’ Subculture Live Stage. Despite being from my hometown, I’ve never the band play live, and I was looking forward to getting a chance to finally see them in action at Dot to Dot. By the time I arrived, however, the room was packed out and I popped my head through the door but couldn’t get close enough without getting bashed every time someone came into the room. It was a shame I couldn’t get in to see them, but a great sign for the band and their increasing popularity.

After deciding that I’d be unable to get a decent spot for The Sherlocks, I headed to Rock City’s main stage to watch Mystery Jets. I’d recently caught the band for about 15 minutes at Live at Leeds, so was very excited at the prospect of seeing them for a little longer this time around. They played a balanced mix of old and new songs, including the older ‘Serotonin’, ‘Elizabeth’, the newer ‘Blood Red Balloon’ from current album ‘Curve of the Earth’, and of course, the classics ‘Young Love’ and ‘Two Doors Down’. There were points during the set when the crowd, who had been in incredibly high spirits throughout the entire set, were jumping up and down so enthusiastically that I could feel the floor move beneath my feet, which were incidentally stuck firmly to the sticky floorboards. It was a great atmosphere to be a part of.

I left about 15 minutes before the end of the set, and headed back into the Red Room of Rescue Rooms to watch the last band on my schedule for the day, King No-One. When I arrived the band were in full swing and lead singer Zach Lount was twirling the microphone stand across his shoulder, evidently having a great time. The band’s star-spangled indie rock sound translated very well to their live performance; fans of their music should definitely check them out in the flesh if possible. The set ended with Lount firing a confetti cannon into the cloud, which was a fitting end to a great day.

Pretty much every band that I saw during the day was a perfect example of why, whilst music sounds great on Spotify or on your record player, you just can’t beat it live. Dot to Dot is a great example of how you don’t always have to travel across the country for the big festivals to have a truly great experience. There’s so much going on in your own city or neighbouring ones that you might not aware of. It’s really worth supporting these smaller city events because we’ll bet you’ll find more than a few new favourite indie bands to follow.

 

NME Awards Tour / January and February 2016

 
By on Wednesday, 4th November 2015 at 9:30 am
 

The NME Awards Tour 2016 has announced alt-rock quartet Bloc Party as its headline act, with support from Sheffield rock duo Drenge, hip-hop punk artist Rat Boy and Manchester grime musician Bugzy Malone.  Bloc Party last played the NME Awards Tour as newcomers to the scene way back in 2005.  Their new LP ‘Hymns’ is due for release on the day the tour begins, and they will be performing some of the new songs live for the very first time at these shows.

As we saw in 2015, the city of Austin, Texas is once again a primary sponsor of the NME Awards Tour 2016.  In addition, all tickets will include a 50p donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale this Friday, the 6th of November 2015.

Friday 29th January 2016 – Cardiff Great Hall
Saturday 30th January 2016 – Southampton Guildhall
Monday 1st February 2016 – Bristol Academy
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 4th February 2016 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 5th February 2016 – Glasgow Barrowland
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Manchester Academy
Monday 8th February 2016 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 9th February 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thursday 11th February 2016 – London Brixton Academy
Friday 12th February 2016 – Birmingham Academy

 
 
 

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