Rat Boy previews ‘Internationally Unknown’ with new single ‘Don’t Hesitate’

The record is a collaboration with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong.

Rat Boy releases new album ‘Internationally Unknown’ at the end of this month, and he’s today shared a track from it.

‘Don’t Hesitate’ follows the title track, and ‘No Peace No Justice’. The record is a collaboration with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, who produced it, and releases it on his Hellcat Records label alongside Parlophone.

‘Internationally Unknown’ is the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Scum’. It is released on 25th January.

“We listened to some old funk records then we went into the live room and tried making our own and I was playing bongos on it at the start,” he says of the track. “Liam Haygarth’s playing one of those short-scaled ukulele basses, they have plastic strings so the bass in it sounds crazy. When I went back to England, I had had this drum pack of weird reggae breaks and drum hits. I chopped it up and kind of wanted to go for a weird Rebel MC ‘Street Tuff’ vibe. Tim and I put a sort of Run DMC stabby guitar in which I think really worked.”

Watch the video for ‘Don’t Hesitate’ below.

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