Featured on the BBC Sound of 2016 longlist, the MTV Brand New for 2016 shortlist and nominated for Best New Artist at the NME Awards,19-year-old Rat Boy is poised to make a major breakthrough this year.
Rat Boy’s fast-growing profile will be further boosted with the release of his brand new single ‘MOVE’ which is available now and impacts on March 4th on Parlophone. Recorded at 13 Studio, ‘MOVE’ finds Rat Boy resurrecting the boisterous bounce of the big beat era for the modern age, with his British Beastie Boy rap declaring “Everything’s free if you want it to be / Take my MP3 illegally and MOVE!”
Rat Boy personally asked Dillon Markey to direct the track’s accompanying stop-motion music video. The Los Angeles-based director, animator and inventor who is best known for his work on Robot Chicken and for ‘Fresh Guacamole’, his Academy Award-nominated collaboration with animation artist PES. Early in 2015, Dillon was featured in a short documentary called ‘Playing With Power’ which demonstrated how he modified a Nintendo Powerglove to use it to animate on Robot Chicken and other stop motion projects. The video went viral and sparked a resurgence of interest in the ill-fated game controller.
‘MOVE’ will be released on digital, vinyl and cassette formats.