Friday 21 December 2012

The Ruby Suns - Kingfisher Call Me

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When a band is signed to Memphis Industries in the UK and Sub Pop in the US you know they're going to be good, and we've known these Kiwi's are good since we heard the puntastic 'Kenya Dig It?' about five years ago. That track was taken from their acclaimed second album 'Sea Lion', but somehow since then they've fallen off our radar a little. The Ruby Suns released a third album in 2010 and are now getting everything set for brand spanking new offering 'Christopher' which we'll be able get our hands on at the end of January when they'll also begin an extensive tour of Europe and North America.

Single 'Kingfisher Call Me' has been made available as a free download to anyone who wishes to sign up to their mailing list (something we should have done back in 2008 so we didn't miss an entire album!) and also comes with a mysterious video that was filmed in sub-zero conditions in a Swedish forest. Those false beards must have come in handy for keeping their faces warm (did you really think you'd trick anyone with those things?). The song isn't quite as puzzling, although you couldn't call it conventional either. If you take a touch of the world music element away from Yeasayer then they'd probably come up with some pleasurable indie/alt-pop along similar lines. We've got them firmly in our sights now, so expect more coverage of the album in the coming weeks.

The Ruby Suns' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

25 Jan: Oslo, NO - Revolver
26 Jan: Bergen, NO - Ă˜stre
29 Jan: London, UK - Sebright Arms
30 Jan: Brussels, BE - Beurskafee
31 Jan: Paris, FR - L'Espace B
1 Feb: Trondheim, NO - Samfundet @ Klubben
2 Feb: Amsterdam, NE - Paradiso
3 Feb: Berlin, DE - Berghain / Kantine
4 Feb: Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5 Feb: Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur
6 Feb: Lausanne, CH - La Romandie
7 Feb: Luzern, CH -
New Found Tapes Festival @ Treibhaus

North America
12 Feb: Los Angeles, CA - Satellite Club
13 Feb: San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
15 Feb: Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
16 Feb: Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Caberet
17 Feb: Seattle, WA - Barboza
19 Feb: Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
20 Feb: Denver, CO - Hi Dive
21 Feb: Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
22 Feb: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
23 Feb: Grinnell, IA - Gardner Lounge
24 Feb: Chicago, IL - Schubas
26 Feb: Toronto, ON - The Garrison
27 Feb: Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
28 Feb: Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
1 Mar: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
2 Mar: Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
3 Mar: Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
5 Mar: Washington, DC - Black Cat
6 Mar: Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
7 Mar: Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10 Mar: Denton, TX - 35 Denton
12 Mar: Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
13 Mar: San Diego, CA - Casbah

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