Red Rum Club bring their acclaimed new album ‘Matador’ to Nottingham’s Rough Trade tomorrow!
Purveyors of a uniquely “Tarantino-inspired”, spaghetti-western flavoured sound that marries mariachi brass to indie rock’n’roll, these desperados from Liverpool have been picking up glowing reviews for their debut album ‘Matador’. Signed to the Modern Sky UK label (The Blinders / Calva Louise), the sextet have already picked up supporters in Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music), Ross Buchanon (Radio X) and Janice Long (BBC Wales) and will hit the road with new album in tow in March.
Ethan McKenna interviews Red Rum’s frontman Fran Doran ahead of their show tomorrow!
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
Indie rock and roll channelling spaghetti western mariachi vibes. Life changing stuff.
What can people expect from your gig at Rough Trade on the 21st March?
As we’re writing this there are about 20 tickets left and they are selling fast. You can expect a lively atmosphere, lots of singing and dancing. Most importantly everyone is safe – we always get a nice crowd in.
What are you favourite/least favourite things about touring?
A couple of our favourite things about touring would be playing the shows, speaking to people before and afterwards and watching other great bands. Our least favourite things include travelling, eating rubbish and being constantly hungover…
Your album Matador came out earlier this year, how have you found the reception of it so far?
We can’t believe how well received our album has been. This tour has been the first one since we released the album and to have people singing the words to every song feels strange but amazing.
You’ve announced a few festival dates for later this year, how does your experience of gigs compare to festivals? Do you have a preference?
I think we’re a lot more sensible when it comes to playing clubs around the country. Whenever we play a festival we get a little bit over excited and the cups of tea turn into cans of Red Stripe…
See them on the 21st March at Rough Trade Nottingham!
Written by Ethan McKenna