Telling deep truths and setting them to the summer’s smoothest bops, Red Rum Club lay a tale of lousy lying lovers onto a bed of slick beats in Vibrate, their second single of the year.  Rolling in with cocktail-stick-sucking, bad boyfriend bravado and laced with seductive strings that kisses dance-floor-quaking bass, the festival-ready six-piece keep their cool while getting listeners hot under the collar again.

As if opening the pages of a book, or clicking on the latest social media drama to unfold between friends and lovers, Vibrate is a vivid, love rat’s eye view of the drink that lit the fire, the heat of the deed and the excuses that followed. Arriving hot on the heels of their recent, conga-powered, high-energy single, Nightcalling, the band’s latest relatable, modern fable is the second to be lifted from Red Rum Club’s third album, How To Steal The Worldreleased on Fri 22 October 2021 on Modern Sky.

Referencing the very real aspects of contemporary life – insistent messages in CAPS LOCK, lost phones and missed calls – and the dynamics of love and infatuation in the digital age, Red Rum Club hit the lyrical nail square on the head, while opting for a low-lit, 80s-vibed and radio-primed performance. No other band could quite pull it off the way Red Rum Club does.

Frontman, Fran Doran says: ’Vibrate’ is built on hazy recollections and confessions in the form of a guilt-laden ballad. It sets a scene of consequences and regret to an all-too-familiar list of excuses made by the bad half of the relationship. A sombre narrative cushioned by lush orchestral textures that create a cinematic score to this dreamy tale of inebriation and infidelity.”

Ending their live hiatus, Red Rum Club head out on 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

^On tour with Circa Waves
*Festival Dates

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