Great X-Pectations 2016: Rat Boy
19-year-old Jordan Cardy hails from Chelmford and has come up with a very Essex take on hip hop.
LISTEN: Rat Boy - Wasteman
Coming from the same cultural corner of the world as Jamie T and The Streets, Cardy released a 23-minute five-track Mixtape in 2014, blending vocals, keyboards and bass with samples of punk, hip hop and reggae. Signing to the major label Parlophone, his first release was Sign On in May 2015.
Jordan has just finished a support slot with The 1975 on their UK tour and is already on the bill for the 2016 Reading and Leeds festivals. He’s also got a high-profile show at Heaven in London on 26 January.
Rat Boy Releases
Sign On (May 2015)
Fake ID (September 2015)