Ahead of their appearance at LIMF, Getintothis subjected Red Rum Club to a set of 13 Questions and heard about landing a record deal, their slot at LIMF and milking cows blindfolded.
Red Rum Club are a band with a vision.
They are too good and too clever to go down the route of slinging a few chords together and wanting to have a good time. Their sound is HUGE, a mix of soul, psyche and guitar pop with perfect harmonies and enough swagger and charm to come across as serious contenders.
The inclusion of a trumpet in the line up is a masterstroke, giving a 60s soul edge to their tunes, but on that is filtered through Spiritualized. It is with good reason that Red Rum Club featured in our ones to watch list for this year’s LIMF.
Getintothis caught up with the six piece to see what has been going on in their world.
1. Where are you now and what are you doing?
In the rehearsal room getting ready for the weekend. We have 4 shows at Tramlines, LIMF and Truck Festival this weekend.
2. How’s it working out?
Fab. We have loads of festivals this summer, signed a record deal, our album will be out at the end of the year along with a tour. Tom’s lost a stone as well which is good.
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3. What’s your favourite film?
Tom: The Breakfast Club
Mike: The Lost Boys
Simon: Reservoir Dogs
Joe: Toy Story. Number 1 obviously
4. And your favourite book?
Francis: The God Delusion
Tom: American Psycho
Mike: Eddie and The Wickermen
Simon: The Reason I Jump
Joe: The Crow Road
Neil: The Beach
5. Tell us the most you’ve ever spent on a round of drinks
£148.63 but who’s counting.
6. Do you prefer playing live or in the studio?
Live. Nice to be out the house isn’t it.
7. What’s the first record you bought with your own money?
Francis: Favourite First Nightmare
Tom: Costello Music/Late Registration
Mike: Aha Shake Heartbreak
Simon – 5ive
Joe: Gorrilaz/Blue – All Rise
Neil: Nelly the elephant on special edition vinyl
8. The first gig you went to?
Francis: Cage The Elephant
Mike: The Hot Melts
Simon: Kings of Leon
Joe: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Neil: Arctic Monkeys at LCCC with The Coral, Supergrass and Amy Winehouse
9. Whats the worst gig you’ve ever done?
We played in a snooker hall once while a tournament was on. We kept getting told to be quiet and it was only after we realised we were meant to be playing the night after.
10. What’s your first memory?
Francis: Fran getting crabs in new Brighton
Tom: Tom got bit by a parrot in Salou
Mike: Milking cows blind folded with my uncle Richie
Simon: Playing with his bus lunchbox in his grandads
Joe: Joe has no memories
Neil: Singing “who the ‘uck is Alice” in my pram getting pushed around Tenerife
11. Guilty listening pleasure?
Tom: Les Mis Soundtrack
Mike: The Pigeon Detectives
Simon: Diana Ross and Tiffany but he’s not guilty at all
Neil: Taylor Swift
12. Vinyl, CD, MP3 or streaming?
Vinyls at home, streaming when your out and CD’s in the car.
13. Anything else you would like to add?
It is what it is, and what it is, is this.