RAT BOY finishes mini UK tour with energetic and impressive set at Concorde 2
RAT BOY has been hyped across the industry as one to watch in 2016. Ahead of a debut album release, the twenty-year-old headed out on a sold out tour, finishing the 6 UK dates with a sweaty night in Brighton’s Concorde 2.
Opening with newest release ‘Move’ it is clear that RAT BOY has something to prove. Following a BBC tip as sound of the year, these lads have the songs and the attitude, but do they have the substance to prove it? From early releases ‘Left 4 Dead’ and ‘Wasteman’ to tracks from the impending album, the comparisons to early Jamie T are apparent. His cheeky lyrics rapped over heavy guitar hits, Cardy plays his part perfectly. Ramping up the crowd, really giving the impression that he himself was exavtly were the crowd were just not too long ago. The highlight of the set was fan favourite ‘Fake ID’ which just emulates RAT BOY’s appeal.
The Essex boy returned to the stage for an impromtu encore for the second play of newest single ‘Move’. And the crowd certainly did just that. This Brighton audience used this very last chance to give it everything they had left. With a huge chorus and impulsively catchy spirit, the set was finished off leaving everyone with a smile on their faces. And sweat on their brows.
With a raucous young crowd, frontman Jordan Cardy was in his element. The show clearly demonstrated that RAT BOY isn’t unfounded hype, the songs were as strong as ever and an impressive live performance was not compromised for on stage antics. With another sold-out UK tour under their belts and a debut set to impress, the summer is an exciting time for these boys. Reading & Leeds, Latitude and Brighton’s Wild Life are just some of the places you can catch RAT BOY this festival season.
This RAT BOY article was written by Daisy Cuthbert, a GIGsoup contributor