Red Rum Club
+ October Drift
Entry Requirements: 14+
Formed in early 2016, Red Rum Club are a sextet from Liverpool, channelling ‘Tarantino-esque’ wild western vibes with the help of a solitary trumpet. Amongst the 80s Liverpool influence they deliver a modern twist of poetic yet catchy lyrics combined with melodies that blend to create the sound that is unmistakably, Red Rum Club. Since forming, Red Rum Club have toured the UK extensively, booking every show themselves and adopting a strong DIY work ethic which has seen them build up an ever-expanding fanbase- a measure of their popularity is that they recently SOLD OUT the 02 academy main room in Liverpool to 1200 fans! They also played all major spring/summer festivals including Sound-City Isle of Wight, Tramlines, Liverpool International Music Festival, Truck-Fest & YNOT, plus an international showcase at Zandari Fest in Seoul, South Korea. Red Rum Club recently topped the industry vote in the prestigious Pirate Prodigies UK best emerging band which is now set to step their profile up notably in the UK and beyond. Very recently, In addition, Red Rum Club signed a record deal with Modern Sky UK and their debut album ‘MATADOR’ has just been released to rave reviews and a number 47 position in the UK Official Album Chart Sales and number 5 in alternative chart.
Red Rum Club
Red Rum Club are a sextet, channelling 'Tarantino - esque' wild western vibes. Their last three singles had rave reviews and support from Gordon Smart (Radio X), Chris Hawkins & Steve Lamacq (6 Music) Janice Long (BBC Radio 2 & Wales) Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio) and BBC Introducing around the UK. They are building a very strong live following around the country working amongst other with This Feeling, and selling out venues on their recent tour. They recently won the Pirate Prodigy search for best new UK alt-indie band and very recently have just signed to Modern Sky records. Summer includes, IOW, Tramlines, YNot, Truck & LIMF festivals. Plan is for their debut album to be out in mid-October.
"...a muscular slug of sugar-coated power rock”- Q Magazine
“A flourishing reputation for live shows” - The Independent
Rising newcomers October Drift have gained a strong word-of-mouth following since exploding onto the music scene at the start of 2015.
Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles – receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q magazine to name but a few - and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma.
October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums.
The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even releasing their first single, such is the buzz around their live performances.
With a strong DIY ethos, the band record everything themselves in their own studio and even hand-make much of their own merchandise. This organic approach led them to a complete shun of social media throughout 2015.
But that’s all set to change as the band’s word-of-mouth following continues to grow and the music press begin to take notice of October Drift’s melancholic growl.
RECENT FESTIVALS - BBC 6 Music Festival – Brighton - Dot to Dot Festival – Bristol - Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester - Tramlines Festival – Sheffield - Camden Rocks Festival – London - Nozstock Festival – Hidden Valley - Always The Sun Festival – Guildford - Southsea Festival – Portsmouth - Twisterella Festival – Middlesbrough - What Became Of Us Festival – Oxford - What Became Of Us Festival – Leicester - Kaya Festival – South Wales
UPCOMING FESTIVALS IN 2017 The Great Escape Festival - Brighton Deer Shed Festival - North Yorkshire Tramlines Festival - Sheffield 2Q Festival - Derby Stockton Calling Festival - Stockton BlackThorn Festival - Manchester Live At Leeds Festival - Leeds more tbc
“A distinct lack of social media presence made sure early cuts were shrouded in a sense of mystique, serving only to heighten the growing buzz” - Line of Best Fit
"Brooding, personally-etched songwriting" - CLASH
"Blending meloncholic drone with visceral garage-punk, October Drift are a band you're going to absolutely love" - Gigwise
October Drift booking agent - Steve Zapp at I.T.B