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Rat Boy - Lovers Law

Try to pin Rat Boy down, and you'll be left standing.
Rat Boy - Lovers Law
Published: 8:39 am, November 03, 2016
Try to pin Rat Boy down, and you'll be left standing.



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Jordan Cardy is a chameleon. In the space of a couple of years he’s hit everything from urchin indie to Beastie Boys brat-pop. That’s the joy of Rat Boy. Rarely are two tracks the same as he flies back and forth between deep mines of day glo influences. Never boring, there’s always something new.

‘Lovers Law’ is no difference. All smiley faces and goon faced dancing, it’s an early 90s rave extravaganza. A few bpm away from a erecting a massive tent and throwing down, it’s clear Cardy knows his source material. As ever, there’s a measured respect to the past - never in awe, always willing to play with convention, the talent is obvious.

With his debut album due next year, the only question is if Rat Boy can mould all these individual sounds into a cohesive whole. With a brattishly infectious personality running through the middle, you’d be brave to bet against him now.

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With the release of her new project ‘Clarity’, Kim Petras has well and truly arrived
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With the release of her new project ‘Clarity’, Kim Petras has well and truly arrived

Kim Petras is a banger machine. ‘Do Me’, ‘Heart To Break’, ‘Feeling of Falling’, ‘I Don’t Want It At All’ - it’s just pop hit after pop hit. "I feel real confidence now," she explains, "and that’s really amazing."
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Bastille and Friendly Fires have fun at Citadel 2019

The London one-dayer pits indie darlings against fuzzy pigs.
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Florence + the Machine brings out the hits at BST Hyde Park

She topped a bill that also hosted The National, Let's Eat Grandma, Blood Orange and more.
The new issue of Dork, featuring Sam Fender is out now!
New issue

The new issue of Dork, featuring Sam Fender is out now!

We've been 'oop North' with our mate Sam for our brand new issue.
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