Formed just over a year ago in Leeds, China Rats have spent that time gigging across the UK, releasing a self-produced debut EP and will release their debut single ‘(At Least Those) Kids Are Getting Fed’ in October through Once Upon A time Records.
There are a lot of influences at play here and they can certainly mix it up in terms of styles; from the racey surf pop punk of ‘N.O.M.O.N.E.Y’ and ‘Flying Solo’ to ‘Take No Prisoners’, which is imbued with a youthful Arctic Monkeys aesthetic. Meanwhile their new single ‘(At Least Those) Kids Are Getting Fed’ is three minutes of big, swaggering arena-rocking indie-rock.
While it may take time to define their own distinct sound, they already have a pretty formidable collection of enjoyable and infectious songs to indulge in. These are tunes any band would be proud to call their own, the future looks bright.