Imagine, if you will, the scene. You’re a fairly new band from Leeds, who only put out your first EP a couple of months ago. You’ve been booked to play Spain’s Benicassim Festival, on the Villa Camp Stage, along with La Casa Del Árbol, a folky band from Argentina. Your performance goes well, so well in fact, that when Bat For Lashes can’t manage to get there in time for their performance, the festival organisers ask you if you could – you know – stand in for them. On the Trident Senses stage, just after Dave Clarke, Kurt Vile and Yuksek and just before mother flipping De La Soul. When Napoleon said ‘Ability is nothing without opportunity’, he was probably thinking about China Rats and their Spanish escapades. Or maybe Dave™ was right, when he said ‘how’s your fucking luck?’
To celebrate their triumphant display of chutspah , China Rats are giving away a free track, ‘Fly Solo’ which you can download below. Enjoy.
China Rats – Fly Solo
The one thing better than finding out about a great new band, is finding a great new band with a box of tunes that all live up to the promise of the first one you heard.
China Rats are a four piece from Leeds and they sound like The Beatles, The Vaccines and Arctic Monkeys have been dropped in a blender, pouring forth as a refreshing 2012 pop smoothy. Their debut EP ‘To Be Like I’ was released April 30th and you can pick it up on their Bandcamp page.
China Rats – N.O.M.O.N.E.Y
Recent track ‘N.O.M.O.N.E.Y’ has been getting some Radio 1 daytime airplay and it hits you in the ears like someone taking you out in their new sports car, attempting to reach 120 mph and brake again, before you reach the roundabout at the end of the road.This is the sort of thing we love.
Check them out and give them some likes on their Facebook page.