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Rat Boy, Bad Sounds, Ten Tonnes
After releasing his debut album ‘Scum’, Rat Boy can now confirm details of his biggest tour to date. The news comes as Rat Boy and his band prepare to hit the main stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals.
‘Scum’ finds RAT BOY – aka Jordan Cardy – exploring relatable themes of his and his friends’ experiences growing up disillusioned in suburban Essex. While the album is united by such concepts, musically RAT BOY jumps at will between hip-hop, punk, indie anthems, gospel, big beat and bossa nova like the Beastie Boys for the Brexit generation.
Rat Boy (real name Jordan Cardy) is a man painting a picture of being young in suburban Britain, following in an illustrious line of great urban storytellers from Squeeze to Blur and The Streets. The music Rat Boy uses to spread his messages is a neat, powerful brand of indie hip-hop rock, all samples, sound effects, slashes of guitar and machine beats.
One to watch, probably over your shoulder, in the dead of night, after the pubs have shut, the fights have started and the chip shops are doing a roaring trade.
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Bad Sounds, brothers Ewan and Callum started on different musical paths before the band was born, Ewan was keen on making hip-hop beats and playing with samples, Callum was more engrossed in the soul, pop and R’n’B of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Curtis mayfield.
They started making music separately but it was only after spending time apart and coming back together to combine their musical tastes that they got serious about playing in a band together (adding band members Olivia- drums, Sam- bass and Charlie- guitar). The combination of Ewan and Callum’s differing styles coming together create the colorful and unique world that is Bad Sounds.
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Hertford singer-songwriter playing original songs on electric guitar with indie and alternative influences. Huw Stephens has already emerged as an influential fan, and has backed Ten Tonnes with regular airplay and even named him in his Alternative Tips for 2018 list. More support came from MistaJam, Phil Taggart, Jo Whiley, John Kennedy, Radio X and BBC Introducing, while MTV profiled him as a Get To Know breaking artist.
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