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RAT BOY shares his DIY video for new song 'Chip on My Shoulder'


After announcing his huge upcoming new album alongside Rancid and Transplants frontman Tim Armstrong, RAT BOY aka Jortdan Cardy has shared the visuals for his recent release ‘Chip on My Shoulder’.

The new album INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN will see the collaboration of Cardy and Armstrong come to life as the young buck looks to an old head for how to properly drop a punk record. But maybe Armstrong could learn a thing or two from Cardy who is amaster at determining his own output.

The new video for ‘Chip on My Shoulder’ is no different with Cardy acting as director, editor and DOP on the video, which he shot with regular visual collaborator Thomas Davis, drummer Noah Booth and friend Jack Ogles.

The majority of the video captures skateboarding scenes and other footage that RAT BOY filmed in Los Angeles during breaks in the album’s recording sessions. It’s interwoven with a raw live performance in an empty farm warehouse back home in Essex.

With rapid-fire edits and a grainy, lo-fi aesthetic, the video captures the raw energy of Spike Jonze’s ‘Video Days’ and the experimentalism of Harmony Korine’s ‘Trash Humpers’.

But don’t take our word for it, take a look at the new video below.

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9th – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
10th – Sheffield, Leadmill
11th – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
13th – Bristol, O2 Academy
16th – London, Bush Hall
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