Rat Boy Delivers Your Mail (Sorta) In “Don’t Hesitate”

You can blame the messenger this time


UK artist Rat Boy explores an alternative career path as the mailman in his new video “Don’t Hesitate” where he does a D- job of delivering letters. Well, at least he tried. The track actually explores the notion of power between outlaws and police in a post-apocalyptic world.” With smashing breakbeats and punk edginess, Rat Boy injects us with another fueling anthem that is also a throwback of old school funk. Watch below:

“We listened to some old funk records then we went into the live room and tried making our own and I was playing bongos on it at the start,” shared Rat Boy. “Liam Haygarth’s playing one of those short-scaled ukulele basses, they have plastic strings so the bass in it sounds crazy. When I went back to England, I had had this drum pack of weird reggae breaks and drum hits. I chopped it up and kind of wanted to go for a weird Rebel MC ‘Street Tuff’ vibe. Tim and I put a sort of Run DMC stabby guitar in which I think really worked.”

Rat Boy will start his North America tour later next month, which also includes the iconic Coachella fest. Make sure to go see him in person:

North America 2019

2/27 – The Van Buren (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

3/1 – Trees (Dallas, TX, USA)

3/3 – Mohawk Austin (Austin, TX, USA)

3/4 – House Of Blues (New Orleans, LA, USA)

3/8 – Revolution Live (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

3/9 – The Orpheum (Ybor City, FL, USA)

3/16 – The Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD, USA)

3/17 – Irving Plaza (New York, NY, USA)

3/22 – The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, Canada)

3/29 – The Deluxe (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

3/30 – House Of Blues (Chicago, IL, USA)

4/3 – Varsity Theater (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

4/5 – Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO, USA)

4/12 – Coachella (Indio, CA, USA)

4/19 – Coachella (Indio, CA, USA)

Europe 2019

5/6 – La Maroquinerie (Paris, France)

5/8 – Blue Shell (Koln, Germany)

5/9 – Bitterzoet (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

5/10 – Molotow (Hamburg, Germany)

5/12 – VEGA (Copenhagen, Denmark)

5/13 – Kantine am Berghain (Berlin, Germany)

5/14 – Feierwerk Orangehouse (Munich, Germany)

6/1 – Camden Rock Festival (London, UK)

6/2 – Various Venues Camden (London, UK)