Red Rum Club have released a new single, Eleanor, with a vibrant animated video. It has been a while since the Liverpool band released anything, with Kids Addicted, being released all the way back in September last year. This is a very different sound, but one that has that trademark beat, that gets even the most reserved person tapping their feet and moving rhythmically. You just cant help it with a RRC number!
Triumphant and joyous! Red Rum Club, who exploded from Liverpool with sold out tours and a glorious debut album, Matador, in 2019, have returned with a sugar-tipped arrow fired directly from Cupid’s bow. The happy gang of party-starters have played it from the heart, delivering a much-needed shot-in-the-arm right on the cusp of summer. Red Rum Club worked once again at their home city’s legendary Parr Street Studios in the company of producer Chris Taylor (Blossoms, The Coral, She Drew The Gun) on this new single.
Last year was big success for the band, which was no more than they deserved. They routinely tore crowds away from heavyweight festival headliners. Red Rum Club’s moreish hooks and limitless energy catapulted them from beer-sodden local clubs to selling a whopping 3,000 tickets in Liverpool during their maiden 12-month campaign for debut album, Matador. It’s the live atmosphere of complete, energetic surrender to melody that Red Rum Club engineer that has led them to be nominated at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2020 for Best Live Act.
I was lucky enough to see them at Truck and Wilkestock Festivals, and once all this madness is over and we can see bands live again, take my word for it, Red Rum Club should be top of your list. If anyone can blow away those lockdown blues then these lads will. I mean they even have Joe The Blow’s trumpet to do it.
Prolific and ambitious, it was while hurtling from gig to gig that they began writing their more urgent, melodic, and focused follow-up. Hopefully this is just the start as I have played Matador and Live From Liverpool to death.
Images supplied by Paul Lyme