Straight off this year’s Glastonbury stage, Essex-native RAT BOY is making waves with fresh new track ‘Get Over It’ and forthcoming EP of the same name. Set to drop on August 26 via Ratbag Records/Warner, RAT BOY’s latest effort is to be yet another punchy disregard for genre – uniting elements of visual art and music.
As the UK’s answer to Mac DeMarco, or even Beck, RAT BOY’s sound is something like indie punk, overlaid with distinctive British urban roots. As such, new track ‘Get Over It’ is no exception – a lyrical rap-rage against the machine set against a groove-worthy backdrop, this time RAT BOY’s mashed-up genre infusion leaning towards a bossa nova label. ‘Get Over It’ sounds like the 1970s-inspired musical lovechild of Jake Bugg and The Beastie Boys.
RAT BOY fans will be extra pleased, however, as the five-track Get Over It EP will be packaged with zine featuring RAT BOY’s hand-drawn video storyboard for the accompanying video.
Having taken out this year’s Best New Artist at the NME Awards, the young Brit is set to hit it off bigger, better, and louder with this new EP. If this latest track is anything to go by, RAT BOY is going to be huge.