Rat Boy, Dingwalls, London

Live Review Rat Boy, Dingwalls, London 29th September 2015

Screaming of a misled, misinformed and mistreated adolescence.

It’s not often that ambulances are pre-emptively called to gigs on Tuesday nights, but Rat Boy’s admirable reputation has evidently proceeded him tonight at Dingwalls.

Jordan Cardy’s chaotically cheeky give-no-fucks attitude has already earned him a fervent fan base. From being sacked from Wetherspoons and rejected by McDonalds to playing the UK festival circuit and selling out 500-capacity venues, the mammoth hype for this 19 year old from Essex is blowing up like a NOS-filled balloon.

A relentless machine of mix-tape making, his set tonight runs through an array of material - while crowd surfing and riding a mini motorbike on stage. Crowd favourites ‘Sign On’ and ‘Fake ID’ resonate deep, screaming of a mislead, misinformed and mistreated adolescence.

The wonky voice of disaffected youth, there’s shed loads of potential for this “young, dumb, livin’ off mum” heart throb yet to come.

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Photos: Caroline Quinn

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