This article was published in 2012.

Leeds band China Rats have announced their debut EP - 'To Be Like I' - will be released on 30th April 2012 via the Once Upon A Time Records label.

Formed in 2011, the four piece rock 'n' roll band are all swagger and tight jeans, inspired by a love of punk's riotous guitars, 50's pop and classic British guitar bands.

The EP features the tracks 'To Be Like I', 'Take No Prisoners' and 'She Never'.

China Rats write songs about real life encounters and experiences. As singer Graeme explains about the title track, "it's about getting your best on for a Friday or Saturday night and being convinced all the girls are into you when really they aren't interested at all; they hardly even notice you. I'm sure everyone feels like that sometimes".

The band will be playing a series of shows to support the EP, including an appearance at the Live At Leeds weekend on 5th May.