Modern Sky UK are thrilled to present the latest signing to emerge from their bustling stable:
RED RUM CLUB.
Another blissful match made in Merseyside, Modern Sky UK (The Blinders / The Slow Readers Club / Catholic Action) will be releasing the long-awaited debut album by Red Rum Club in 2019, of which you can listen the debut single ‘Honey’ exclusively here now:
With lyrics taut with all the grittiness of a high-noon drama and soundscapes bristling with the arid atmosphere of a cactus-studded panorama, ‘Honey’ is truly endemic of the Red Rum Club sound.
The track was premiered by Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music, who said of the track: “it’s a scorcher this… Those trumpets! It’s an epic guitar banger with brass. Or should it be a brass banger with guitars? And that huge vocal too! The new one getting a first play in the world. That was Honey. Love it!“
The first intoxicating glimpse into the wild-west world in which Red Rum Club call their own and derive their musical mojo, ‘Honey’ is a thrilling slice of trumpet-tracked, punk-punched rock’n’roll. “‘Honey’ is all about meeting and connecting with someone special, and going through thick and thin with them” says frontman Fran Doran of the song’s subject matter, and though delivered with the tenacious tempo of a saloon bar shoot out, lyrically ‘Honey’ too contains all tender qualities that could lace a final serenade at sunset.
Recorded at the infamous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool (with a little added production from Chris Taylor), the Scouse sextet set a precedent to create a ‘short, hooky tune’ to welcome listeners to their world of distinctive bandito blues and Alamo allegro.’Honey’ initially formed around a simple synth-line created by RRC’s Mike McDermott on a second-hand synthesiser. With the words inked-in around the melody by chief-lyricist Tom Williams and the insertion of those ‘Tarantino’-esque trumpets, all was left was for frontman Fran Doran to lay down his signature guttural vocal gusto.
Epic and elegant, anthemic yet accomplished, sweet though with a faint wisp of sadness, ‘Honey’ is a microcosmic glimpse into the widescreen world that awaits in their debut long-player in early 2019.
Watch this space for the second instalment to be revealed in the coming weeks…
Propagators of rousing rock’n’roll that oozes with a low-slung outlaw 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 the real 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, RRC’s jubilant summer was capped-off with their winning of the prestigious Pirate Prodigies UK industry prize for ‘Best Emerging Band’. A benchmark year indeed, it seems the time is surely now for Red Rum Club to open doors of the Club up to the wider world in too.
Lining up a string of scintillating singles throughout the Autumn, Red Rum Club will also being embarking on a string of UK shows throughout October and November including a richly deserved headline slot at the capacious 02 Academy in Liverpool on Saturday 29th September, offering fans plenty to sink their teeth into as they head towards that all important debut album release slated for the new year on Modern Sky UK.
Stay tuned for further updates from Red Rum Club in the coming weeks…
Catch Red Rum Club on Tour in 2018:
28 – Blackburn – Electric Church
29 – Liverpool – 02 Academy
30 – Cardiff – Clwb For Bach
4 – 8 – South Korea – Zandari Festival
12 – Shrewsbury – Albert’s Shed
13 – Sheffield – Cafe Totem
19 – Leeds – Headrow House
20 – Manchester – Gulliver’s
26 – Glasgow – The 13th Note
27 – Newcastle – Surf Cafe
2 – London – The Water Rats
3 – Brighton – Hope and Ruin
Red Rum Club are:
Fran Doran // Tom Williams // Michael McDermott // Simon Hepworth // Neil Lawson // Joe Corby
RED RUM CLUB