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China Rats - (At Least Those) Kids Are Getting Fed

China Rats on August 20, 2012 14:09

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    "Song Of The Day" (Les Inrocks, FR)

    “Ploughing the kind of rough 'n' ready rock 'n' roll which made The Ramones or The Clash so beloved” (Clash Music, UK)

    “The track is a big, arena-rocking track complete with wall-of-guitar sound and driving drums” (Surviving The Golden Age, US)

    "three-minute radio-ready nuggets of quintessential British guitar rock" (Not Title Magazine, UK)

    "a genuinely exciting young band" (Shout4music, UK)

    "insanely catchy" (The Blue Walrus, UK)

    In July, China Rats were booked to play the tiny Villa Camp stage at Spanish festival BENICASSIM the night before the main festival started. The result was an impromptu mosh pit and a festival booker who wished he had booked them for the main festival. Except the following day, Bat For Lashes, who were booked to headline the 2nd Stage, couldn't make it onto the site and the festival booker had his chance. China Rats stepped up to the plate, bigger mosh pits ensued; it is the stuff of Rock n Roll folklore and a night they will never forget.

    China Rats formed in Leeds in the Summer of 2011. They released their debut EP 'To Be Like I' in April this year and quickly earned the attention of Huw Stephens, which resulted in a spot on the BBC Radio 1 Introducing Playlist with an anthem called N.O.M.O.N.E.Y that I'm sure most of us can relate to. '(At Least Those) Kids Are Getting Fed' is the follow up. "…Kids Are Getting Fed" is written, produced and mixed by the band.

    The Leeds 4-piece find inspiration for their songs through real life encounters and experiences. About the new track, singer Graeme Thomson says "Recently me and Luke were living in Armley which has got a reputation of being a pretty run down part of Leeds. We loved it though and the band still rehearses there. We wrote a bunch of songs whilst we were living there including "Kids Are Getting Fed" which was influenced by the local kids who used to hang out on our street". The video for the track was also filmed in and around the Armley.

    And so with still only a few gigs under their belts, China Rats set out on a UK tour and return to Europe for a series of shows:

    Thurs 23rd Aug Leeds Festival, Dance To The Radio stage
    Mon 27th Aug Leeds, Oporto (Quidrophenia)
    Weds 29th Aug London, Old Blue Last (w/Torches)
    Sat 22nd Sept Manchester, FAC251 (This Feeling)
    Sun 23rd Sept Hull, Fruit
    Tues 25th Sept Glasgow, King Tuts
    Thurs 27th Sept Oxford, Jericho Tavern
    Fri 28th Sept Southampton, Joiners Arms
    Sat 29th Sept London, The Macbeth (This Feeling)
    Tues 2nd Oct London, The Social (Huw Stephens presents…)
    Sat 6th Oct Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (Stealth vs Rescue)

    Tues 6th Nov Leeds, Cockpit w/Dog Is Dead
    Thur 8th Nov Madrid, Spain, (Sirocco)
    Fri 9th Nov Barcelona, Spain (Razzmatazz)
    Sat 17th Nov Hamburg, Germany (Motorbooty!)
    Sun 18th Nov Eindhoven, Holland (In The City festival)
    Thur 6th Dec Les Transmusicales, Rennes, France
    Wed 12th Dec London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen w/Hey Sholay

    ISRC: GB-7X2-12-00010

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