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Nightcalling the new single from Red Rum Club

Irrepressible indie-soul-funk six-piece Red Rum Club return with their head-bopping new single, Nightcalling.

Once again melding relatable words of life, love and late nights to the hip-shaking grooves that have ignited numerous festival stages, irrepressible indie-soul-funk six-piece Red Rum Club return with their head-bopping new single, Nightcalling. Their first new material of 2021, the pin-sharp, three-minutes of pure cocktail-swilling, dancefloor-carving magic heralds the release of their third album, How To Steal The World, announced for a Fri 22 October 2021 release via Modern Sky.

Unaccustomed to the new ‘wait and see’ conditions of modern living, Red Rum Club bottled their impatience, wrapped up their worries and gathered their thoughts together in cathartic writing and recording sessions for album number three. Reacting with force to dark winter lockdowns and the extended live break, Nightcalling is a story of new love set to the beat of a smooth soundtrack that’s as close to the sound of red-hot Miami as it is the band’s wind-blown, native Mersey.

In a typically brilliant video to accompany the track, singer, Fran Doran’s worst fears are played out through hallucinations of his new lover with another man. A late-night drive in a 1974 Ford Granada is the perfect visual backdrop for this disco-themed confession of love.

Previous albums, Matador (2019) and The Hollow Of Humdrum (2020) scattered steamy, brass-flecked singles onto radio playlists and across festival fields, with the band somehow fusing a distinct English realism akin to Arctic Monkeys to the hands-high funk of Chic and disco chops of the Bee Gees. A band truly like no other, the 12 tracks that lie in wait on How To Steal The World promise yet another step up in their main stage ambitions.

Doran says: ’Nightcalling’ brings disco hooks for the dancefloor that we’re aching to jump onto together. While the club doors remain shut, it should be enjoyed blaring out of car speakers, cruising by on a late-night drive. The track is an energetic and cocky perspective of new love and the irrepressible excitement that accompanies it.”

How To Steal The World will arrive at the tail-end of a 30-date UK Tour later this year, including rearranged dates on the road with Circa Waves, plus a headline, festival-closing appearance in the band’s home city, bringing the curtain down on Sound City, Liverpool. The full run of Red Rum Club dates for 2021 are as follows:

  • Tue 10 Aug         Cardiff The Tramshed^
  • Wed 11 Aug        Leicester O2 Academy^
  • Fri 13 Aug           Keele SU^
  • Sat 14 Aug          Liverpool Guild^
  • Tue 17 Aug         Glasgow O2 Academy^
  • Thu 19 Aug         Norwich The Waterfront^
  • Fri 20 Aug           Brixton Academy^
  • Sun 5 Sep           Neighbourhood Weekender*
  • Fri 10 Sep           TRNSMT*
  • Tue 28 Sep          Newcastle Riverside
  • Wed 29 Sep        Glasgow King Tuts
  • Thu 30 Sep         Hull Adelphi
  • Fri 1 Oct              Blackpool Bootleg Social
  • Sat 2 Oct             Sound City Liverpool*
  • Sun 3 Oct            Leeds Brudenell
  • Mon 4 Oct           York Crescent
  • Tue 5 Oct             London Lafayette
  • Wed 6 Oct            Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
  • Fri 8 Oct               Bedford Esquires
  • Sat 9 Oct              Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
  • Sun 10 Oct           Brighton Patterns
  • Mon 11 Oct           Bournemouth Anvil
  • Wed 13 Oct          Bristol Thelka
  • Thu 14 Oct           Truro Old Bakery
  • Fri 15 Oct             Exeter Cavern
  • Sat 16 Oct            Oxford O2 Academy
  • Mon 18 Oct           Birmingham O2 Institute 3
  • Tue 19 Oct            Sheffield O2 Academy 2
  • Wed 20 Oct           Huddersfield Parish
  • Thu 21 Oct            Manchester Club Academy
  • Sat 23 Oct             Liverpool Mountford Hall