“WOULD YOU RATHER BE LONELY?”
ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM:
“Another great band from Liverpool” –
Chris Hawkins, BBC 6MUSIC
“Bridging the gap between colloquial indie rock and cinematic soundscape… fresh, frenetic”
– Louder Than War
Ole! Ushering in the new year with their formidable debut album – RED RUM CLUB – size up ‘Matador’ for its worldwide release on 11th January 2019.
In anticipation of this keenly awaited long-player, these six rock’n’roll desperados from Liverpool today lift the lid on the next exhilarating single to be lifted from it: “Would You Rather Be Lonely?”.
Watch the video
HERE | Listen on Soundcloud HERE
Loaded with the cavaliering spaghetti western-tinged thrills’n’spills that witnessed its high-octane predecessor “Honey” receive nationwide radio play on BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq), BBC Radio Wales (Janice Long) and Radio X (Ross Buchanan, Gordon Smart, John Kennedy), “Would You Rather Be Lonely?” is another surefire hit single in waiting.
With interloping desert guitar lines, tribal chants and a lonesome trumpet-line calling to mind the solitary notions of The Last Post, “Would You Rather Be Lonely?” is another epic release from a band bristling with ideas and bustling for the big time.
“Would You Rather Be Lonely?” is accompanied by an emotionally stirring new video, filmed on the iconic Matthew Street of their Liverpool hometown which explore the veins of loneliness that run throughout the song. Offering further insight on the video Red Rum Club frontman Fran Doran says:
“We wanted to explore the idea of loneliness, but in an uplifting, heartwarming way. It’s no secret that social media has a huge impact on our lives these days, for better or worse, and it was a case of thinking how we could portray breaking down these barriers in the video. We landed on the idea of putting strangers in close quarters with one another – something most people might find uncomfortable – and seeing what conversations and emotions came up. We managed to capture some really profound moments on camera, and some people really relished the opportunity to connect with someone they’d never met. We chose Mathew Street for the backdrop of this video as it’s a great little honeypot for the diverse characters of Liverpool. Having members of the public sing along in the choruses was a great way to make them feel more involved, which in itself helped create a feeling of togetherness.”
Another blissful match made in Merseyside, Red Rum Club are the latest signees of Modern Sky UK, the label that brought you some of 2018’s finest records from the likes of The Blinders / The Slow Readers Club / Catholic Action and more. And RRC’s ‘Matador’ is just the latest in that impressive lineage.
With lyrics taut with all the grittiness of a high-noon drama and soundscapes bristling with the arid atmosphere of a cactus-studded panorama, Red Rum Club’s debut will take you to a world of Spaghetti Western Rock’N’Roll good times like no other. Packed with swashbuckling song narratives, gripping guitar lines and the trumpeting trademarks worthy of Tarantino’s finest film scores, ‘Matador’ lassoes the listener with 10 potently original tracks gleaming with widescreen ambition. From its Bandito blues to its Alamo allegro, the intrepid originality and knowing sense of adventure of this sextet’s outlaw oeuvre are sure to have you hooked.
‘Matador’ was recorded at the infamous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, with added production assistance from Chris Taylor.
RED RUM CLUB WILL RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘MATADOR’
VIA MODERN SKY UK – 11 JANUARY 2019
RED RUM CLUB – LISTEN TO “WOULD YOU RATHER BE LONELY?”:
Watch the video HERE | Listen on Soundcloud HERE
RED RUM CLUB
Fran Doran // Tom Williams // Michael McDermott //
Simon Hepworth // Neil Lawson // Joe Corby
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Propagators of rousing rock’n’roll that oozes with a low-slung attitude, Red Rum Club are striking new sextet from Liverpool. Initially forming in 2016, the six-piece have been biding their time, pedantically collecting melody by melody, lyric by lyric, the songs of their epically envisioned forthcoming debut album. With a strong sense of camaraderie and a remarkable DIY work ethic, Red Rum Club have toured the UK extensively, learning the ropes of booking, managing, recording, and of course performing duties entirely independently as they slowly edged towards their dreams of a releasing their debut album. 100% Grassroots, authentic and with a sound and vision defined completely on their terms, Red Rum Club are completely thereal deal and needless to say adoring fans haven’t be hard to come-by. With their frenetic live shows and now-notorious guerrilla gigs in the North-West quickly becoming the stuff of local legend (just check out the band’s roof-top performance of ‘Calexico’ and ‘Angeline’ for Signature Live), RRC have already amassed a loyal fan-base in their native Liverpool and across the wider nation.
Winning over countless fans this year with tent-tipping sets at Y-Not, Truck Fest, Sound City and Isle Of Wight Festivals, the band also embarked on a UK tour of packed-out venues throughout the Autumn, which included a momentous SOLD OUT show at the capacious O2 Academy in Liverpool.
Certification of what has been a benchmark year for the band, Red Rum Club were also awarded the prestigious Pirate Prodigies UK industry prize for ‘Best Emerging Band’ 2018.
Red Rum Club now look to the release of the eagerly anticipated debut album: ‘Matador’ in 2019.
Stay tuned for further updates from Red Rum Club in the coming weeks…