RAT BOY - INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN
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U.S. Release Date: January 25, 2019

E.U. Release Date: January 25, 2019

Label: Hellcat/Epitaph

Recording Year: 2018

UPC/EAN Code: 45778053469

INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN

RAT BOY

About INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN by RAT BOY

After making waves with his debut album SCUM and the seven-track CIVIL DISORDER, RAT BOY has teamed up with Tim Armstrong to produce his new album titled INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN. The 12-track collection will be released on January 25th via Parlophone and Armstrong’s Hellcat Records label.

RAT BOY first found Armstrong’s punk/hip-hop band The Transplants in his father’s record collection, and subsequently delved into his back catalog with Rancid and Operation Ivy. RAT BOY had repeatedly mentioned his admiration of Armstrong in interviews, which led to the L.A. punk veteran discovering the young Essex upstart.

Separated by 30 years of age and the Atlantic Ocean, RAT BOY and Armstrong sound like the very definition of an odd couple. But they immediately connected on their first phone call, through a shared love for mixing the visceral energy of punk with hip-hop beats. In many ways, it’s hardly surprising: both musicians share similar influences and often reflect on their upbringing in their lyrics.

The pair met in Los Angeles at Armstrong’s Shiprec Studios where he had just finished producing The Interrupters latest album and immediately captured three demos on their first day together, with members of The Interrupters backing them on bass and drums. Not only did they have chemistry but they had a wealth of unorthodox creative ideas, such as chopping up live drums before filtering them through an old tape machine or RAT BOY playing Armstrong’s left-handed guitar upside down.

The momentum was such that the project was entirely written and recorded during three visits, which amounted to a total of two months’ work. RAT BOY’s live band joined him in Los Angeles, while other collaborators include former Aggrolites bassist J Bonner and The Interrupters’ vocalist Aimee Interrupter. John King of The Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Beck) also contributed production.

“I wanted to do this completely differently because ‘SCUM’ took so long, and I was learning the whole way through making it,” says RAT BOY. “I wanted to make something more personal and raw, which reflected me more. I was trying to find that sweet spot between hip-hop and punk, and Tim really understands that stuff. I’ve never really spoken to anyone else who love hip-hop and punk like I do.”

The result is twelve tracks which amplify RAT ROY’s rabble-rousing riot act to a new level. He’s drawing on diverse influences which echo, at various points, The Clash, Beastie Boys, The Prodigy, Rebel MC, Green Day and Run DMC.

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    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Rock City
  2. 11.9.2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  3. 11.10.2018
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  4. 11.11.2018
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Queens Hall Edinburgh
  5. 11.13.2018
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    O2 Academy Bristol

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RAT BOY - INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN

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RAT BOY

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@RATBOY

https://t.co/7XCB43eXc9 3 new tracks and a video ❤️

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@RATBOY

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