The Chelmsford resident observes the society around him and encapsulates his environment in songs which flow with wit and caustic disparagement. Heís firmly within the storytelling lineage of Britainís great lyricists who represent some of his greatest influences: Ian Dury, The Clash, Squeeze, Blur and The Streets.
His debut single Sign On tackled the insecurity of being unemployed and hoping that his music career takes off, while the follow-up Fake ID offered a stream-of-consciousness tale of an outsider who gets mugged after being denied entry to a club.
The reaction that followed proved that Rat Boy possessed the ability to connect with a huge audience, with widespread support at Radio 1 backed by critical acclaim from the likes of Noisey, NME, Q, The Fader and DIY. Meanwhile, his anarchic live shows have also sparked chaotic scenes at the Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as on tour with The 1975 and Circa Waves.