Parklife 2017 Interview: Rat Boy

Taking time out from the muddy fields of Parklife we sat down to have a chat with Rat Boy, to talk all things fans, music and of course, their debut album.

Rat Boy had a pretty successful 2016 touring and releasing singles and it looks like 2017 is going to be just as successful for them. When asked about their personal highlights from the last year it was clear that festivals were a common answer, with the boys saying that Reading and Japan were their highlights, despite getting food poisoning on the plane back from Japan.

On our way to interview Rat Boy, we passed some of their fans, who we can only describe as hugely dedicated. The fans of Rat Boy are known to be pretty insane, and the fans we saw did not disappoint. With ‘Rat Boy’ scribbled across faces and tops, and fans eagerly waiting by The Parklife Stage to see them, it’s very clear that the fans are nothing short of dedicated towards Rat Boy. Telling the boys about what we saw, they replied describing their fans as ‘amazing’, ‘excitable’ and ‘dedicated’, and we fully agree!

But what does 2017 hold for Rat Boy? With debut album SCUM coming out on August 11th (pre-order available now at and an army of loyal fans, we are sure that 2017 will hold nothing but success for Rat Boy. Speaking about the album Jordan Cardy said “The album is all over the place really! It’s bee like two and a half years that we’ve been making different music, then filtering the ones we don’t like as much, and then putting the stuff we can use on to the album”  With the album set to see a mixture of indie, hip hop and punk, and with an incredible 25 tracks, we are sure that there will be a song for everyone on there.

Photo: @RATBOY (Twitter)

With the interview coming to a close, the boys had one final thing to say about the new album to all our lovely readers at CelebMix…

“It’s the best album, please, please buy it!”

Have you pre-ordered SCUM? Let us know over at @CelebMix and be sure to follow @RATBOY

Written by gabbyfabrizio

20 years of age, always writing, attending gigs, or drinking coffee.