It’s Rat Boy, that cheeky little scamp who stumbled out of Essex straight into the adoring arms of the UK’s teen music core. Since first making his mark in 2014 with the ‘Sportswear’ mixtape, the songwriter has been tearing it up and down the country, gaining plaudits from fans and critics alike.

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The following years ode to the Job Centre, ‘Sign On’ and its follow up ‘Fake ID’, earned him airplay from heavy hitters which ranged from Taggart and Mac to Kennedy and Stevens, as well as the odd mention in the end of year ‘Ones To Watch’ lists.

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Cleary intent on not wasting any time, Rat Boy – real name Jordan Cardy – has dived headfirst into 2016 with brand new single ‘Move’. On first listen it’s already apparent that Cardy has been busy in the lab (aka studio) honing his craft and developing his sound.

The punky grit of ‘Sign On’ has been swept aside in favour of more fun loving hip-hop centric brakes, that draw more influence from the Beastie Boys then the noughties indie artists he has been compared to in the past.

However, it’s clear that Cardy’s youthful exuberance is still seeping out of every bar of music that he writes. The track packs a playful rawness that could see him going toe to toe with the likes of Elastica, yet have the dancefloor filler sensibilities of someone like Fatboy Slim… you’d be lying if you said you can’t hear it.

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With an album penciled in for later this year and an immanent headline tour on the horizon, Rat Boy isn’t even humouring the notion of keeping quiet – but what else would you expect from the gobby little toe-rag?