China Rats

China Rats
“To Be Like I”

Oh my SCIENCE. You’ll never guess what kids. Nah, seriously, you won’t. Go on, guess though. GUESS. Ok, now shut up. We’re going holiday. Not a “ohhhhh we’ll skip up to the Lake District for a couple o’ days” patchwork-jobby, nor a “we’re serruptitiously skipping down to some international music organisation’s HQ on the blag”. None of those two things. For we had this planned for a matter of months. And we were INVITED. God we’re excited, and also slightly terrified of what might actually happen if we take our eyes off the proverbial ball for no less than 72 hours – think of us as the musical equivalent of a scag addict about to go cold turkey for a laugh. That being said, we’ve left the keys with someone responsible, and just so you know, Intern Adam is in charge (don’t scratch our baby Adam), so you PRs can just go ahead and bug him if you like. Pre-holiday upbeatness, and of course who can forget the weather we’ve had of late, simply requires an upbeat song – and this is where new Leeds bunch China Rats come into play. Part 1950’s bluesy rock’n’roll, another part indie, and one more part sixth-form college, these four strapping lads have recently arrived in London in abrupt and fashionable style – and we mean that last bit quite literally, as only last week they were performing at the Pull & Bear Oxford Street re-opening alongside Lucy Rose (how do we know about these things? Because we have a ladyfriend that makes it her business to know about such things). If reports and photographic evidence are to be taken at face value, which more often than not in our case they are, then London was more than happy to lap up the mesh of influences present here, which broadly-speaking is somewhere located in between The Drums, Arctic Monkeys, a birra Glasvegas and some more Miles Kane. To Be Like I is the title track from a 3-tracker EP out from 30th April, and coupled with the rather fancy video below featuring one of those following-your-face camera thingies, as well as the inherent confidence of youth, is likely to be bothering your eardrums for some time yet.

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