One thing that cannot be disputed about music is its ability to transport the listener, to another place, and sometimes, a completely different era. China Rats are a rock’n’roll quartet from Leeds, whose sound and look appear to be straight out of the 1950s. It’s connected with plenty of people in modern times, however, and its infectiousness cannot be ignored. They already have one EP release under their belts; they wrote, recorded and produced everything themselves, so there’s no doubting their work ethic.
The video for its lead track, the insanely catchy To Be Like I, full of dazlling three-part harmonies and featurning a nagging guitar riff, is below. Comprised of Graeme Thomson on lead vocals and guitar, Luke Smith on lead guitar and vocals, Jedidiah Allcock on bass and vocals, and George Riley on drums, the band have already been making waves since they formed last year, and have bagged a support slot with The Crookes at the end of the month. There is also a new single in the pipeline, so as soon as we know what’s going on with that, you will too. In the meantime, we invite you to listen to the EP, which is an absolute cracker, and have these three songs going around in your head for the remainder of the day; you could do a lot worse.
Take No Prisoners: