TUNE China Rats - "(At Least Those) Kids Are Getting Fed" (Radio edit)
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 much 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 BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens and European radio support from Amazing Radio, Absolute, Q and BBC 6 Music in the UK, 3FM in Holland, FM4 in Austria, RN3 in Spain, P3 in Sweden, YLEX in Finland amongst others.
'(At Least Those) Kids Are Getting Fed' is the follow up single released on the 8th of October.
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
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)
More dates to be announced soon...
China Rats are:
Graeme Thomson – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Luke Smith – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Jedidiah Allcock – Bass / Vocals
George Riley – Drums