Red Rum Club release debut album ‘Matador’
On the 16th of February last year, local rockers Red Rum Club released ‘Calexico’, a high-energy hip-shaker that marked the first rung on the ladder on the journey to their debut album. Now, nearly a year on, after countless live shows, 3 more single releases and an abundance of hard-work and stress, they are finally able to reveal their first ever record to the world [available to purchase here].
‘Matador’ is fresh and vibrant, dripping with Americana flair and brimming with an electrifying spirit that is increasingly hard to come by. The first two tracks, ‘Angeline’ and ‘Would You Rather Be Lonely?’ perfectly encapsulate the Red Rum Club sound and set out the stalls for the rest of the album. The first of which opens with the oncoming sound of galloping hooves before exploding into a pounding rhythm led by the band’s trademark Tarantino esc trumpet. The rolling thunder of drums is regularly intersected with guitars and trumpets that play around the vocal melody and then lead into the soaring chorus that leaves you wanting more.
And ‘Would You Rather Be Lonely?’ doesn’t disappoint. Its expansive chorus captures the very essence of the band’s sound. The idea behind the song is based on the question of “In a world where we’re so connected, why are we so lonely?” which is captured in their thought-provoking video set in the heart of Liverpool which you can watch here. It seems a simple concept, but is one that is felt by a large percentage of the population, especially within the music industry. For anyone who has felt this in their lives, this song carries an added layer of significance and is blissfully uplifting. It allows you to escape the noise of the outside world, enter into the depths of the track and indulge in thick, feel-good vibe. Perhaps it is this feeling of sonic rest-bite that makes their live shows so attractive and continues to grow their fan base as the word spreads round the city and beyond that these guys are a must see.
The rest of the album continues in the same vain, full-throttle and delectably infectious. From the dark temptations of ‘Casanova’ to the uplifting unity of ‘TV Said So’. Their western vibes and bittersweet melodies are reminiscent of the early 00’s Merseyside scene. Yet, with six members, their sound is rich, full of character and unmistakably Red Rum Club.
Red Rum Club are heading on tour this March and tickets are selling fast, get them here while you can!
They will also be showcasing the brand new debut album at Sound City 2019 this May – Grab your tickets here.