Red Rum Club have announced a fresh run of live shows for 2019. Directly following a magnificent Autumn tour which saw their swooning Spaghetti Western-tinged rock’n’roll win hearts at venues across the nation, not to mention perform to an enormous Sold Out crowd at the O2 Academy in Liverpool; the Scouse sextet now confirm they will be back for more throughout March 2019 in support of their debut album Matador.
Red Rum Club comprise of Fran Doran, Tom Williams, Michael McDermott, Simon Hepworth, Neil Lawson and Joe Corby
The news follows the recent unveiling of the band’s striking new single Would You Rather Be Lonely?, which has been receiving airplay on BBC 6 Music. Loaded with the cavaliering thrills and 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? has all the hallmarks of another surefire hit single.
The track is the latest to be lifted from Red Rum Club’s highly anticipated debut album: Matador, set for worldwide release on 11th January 2019 via the Modern Sky UK label.
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 debut album Matador will take you to a world of Spaghetti Western Rock ’n’ Roll like no other. Packed with swashbuckling song narratives, gripping guitar lines and the trumpeting trademarks worthy of Tarantino’s finest film scores, Matador lassos 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.
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 Red Rum Club 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.