Tim: We’ve featured Rat City a couple of times before, but the last time was well over eighteen months ago so I’ll refresh your memory: it’s basically a rebranded Donkeyboy.
Tom: And the name’s just as bad!
Tim: Different sound, same people.
Tom: I actually said “huh, that’s good” out loud at the first chorus, which means I wasn’t expecting it to be good.
Tim: Nice, isn’t it? Fun, dancey, excitable, brassy, with a very weird video thrown in on the side.
Tom: I’m not entirely sure that reducing the female character to a large pair of lips on a lingerie-clad body is something that generally flies in the late 2010s. But given the whole thing looks like a fever dream anyway, perhaps it’s best to talk about the music.
Tim: Vocal that sounds right and good, and I particularly love what’s going on with that in the chorus – the call and repeat with the backing is the complete reverse of what you’d expect, yet it works brilliantly.
Tom: I was singing the chorus after one listen, and I didn’t mind. This isn’t bad at all.
Tim: All in, really quite special. Lovely.