China Rats, made up of Graeme Thomson (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Luke Smith (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jedidiah Allcock (Bass/Vocals) and George Riley (Drums), got their big break when they got to play the European festival, BENICASSIM. Initially asked to play a smaller stage the day before, they were bumped up to the main stage when Bat for Lashes cancelled. This was a success for the band and the festival alike.
The rock band formed in Leeds in 2011 and released their debut EP To Be Like I on Once Upon A Time Records in UK. Now China Rats is set to release their U.S. debut single in March 2013 followed by a performance at SXSW. Not bad for a band who have only been around for a year.
Their track, “To Be Like I”, is definitely an attention getter. Watch the video for it below: