From the tiny confines of an Essex bedroom-cum-recording studio, producing his DIY mixtape to playing to crowd of thousands at o2 Brixton Academy – it’s safe to say that Jordan Cardy aka Rat Boy is on the up.
Prior to nabbing a coveted slot on the NME Awards Tour lineup at London’s o2 Academy Brixton back in February, Cardy gave us exclusive backstage access to talk about what his journey has been like as he transitions into a bona fide indie star. Cardy also spoke about how he’s trying to ‘develop into an artist’ through his songwriting and what it’s like moving from dingy clubs into playing huge academy venues like Brixton. Not only that, but you can see exclusive footage of Rat Boy and his ensemble prepare for one of the biggest shows of their career and watch them walk onto the famous Brixton stage.
Being Rat Boy, there’s obviously talk about his onstage and off-stage antics such as what how much their fine will be if they invite fans on stage, the tunes used to prep for a frantic live shows, oh and of course, there’s a bit of skateboarding in there too.