My first music discovery of 2016 was Essex’s young indie darling — he’s a month younger than I am — Jordan Cardy, more recognisable by his stage name Rat Boy. Cardy’s soundcloud was a grateful retreat from the ho-hum of winter break that hit after the holidays– maybe I just miss those endearing British accents that remind me of St A.
His style is certainly a blend of a multitude of different styles, and many of his tracks are narratives that I was more than happy to spend lazy winter afternoons in my suburban bedroom following.
The new year is already a busy one for the 19-year-old —he’s currently undertaking his first tour, just was nominated for a NME award in the Best New Artists category (vote here), and in December it was announced that he’ll be playing at both Reading and Leeds Festivals. AND he’s got a new single dropping today.
Check out my personal favourite “SIGN ON” and his new single “MOVE” below.