Hear Rat Boy’s Furious Tyler, The Creator Cover, ‘Tyler, The Cover’

Go down to a RAT BOY gig and you’re in serious danger of breaking bones, as a number of teenagers on Twitter have recently attested. This cover of the Essex newcomer’s brother-in-riotous arms Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Cherry Bomb’ could easily be the soundtrack to that limb-smashing carnage: all blistering, distorted noise as Jordan Cardy delivers fast and hard raps beneath. And then, as suddenly as they entered, the breakbeats disappear, leaving just a soothing guitar line to ease the pain, borrowed from ‘WOLF’ track ‘Answer’. A sample at the start of the track says, “RAT BOY’s no phoney”, and this sonic assault is firm proof of that.

Catch RAT BOY on his first headline tour later this year if you dare:

Leicester Cookie (September 8)
Nottingham Bodega (16)
Glasgow King Tut’s (17)
Liverpool Parr Street Studios (18)
Leeds Wardrobe (19)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (21)
Skelmersdale Library (22)
Stoke Sugarmill (23)
Birmingham Sunflower Lounge (24)
Leicester Cookie (25)
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (27)
London Dingwalls (29)
Southampton Joiners Arms (30)
Bristol Exchange (October 1)
Falmouth Mono (2)
Rayleigh Mill Arts & Events (3)