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NEED NO WATER + BROKEN SOUND PRESENT TRISTRAM + RUE ROYALE 26TH MARCH 2011
March 13, 2011, 5:10 pm
Filed under: Rue Royale, Tristram

Small but mighty London indie labels Need No Water & Broken Sound join forces to bring you Tristram and Rue Royale performing live with DJing from both labels ’til the small hours.

http://www.myspace.com/tristramsongs

http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale

facebook event page is HERE

more details on the way soon…

FREE ENTRY!!!

Sorry this event has been cancelled. It wasn’t our fault!



KICK THE PLUG SPECIAL 26th JAN 2011 – RUE ROYALE SINGLE RELEASE PARTY
January 7, 2011, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Kim Janssen, neednowater records, Rue Royale, This Is The Kit

Rue Royale launch their new single “Halfway Blind” on Need No Water records, with support from This Is The Kit and The Black Atlantic’s Kim Janssen and records spun by Need No Water and The Camden Store DJs. A new venue for a Kick The Plug show too. Exciting stuff eh?

26 January · 20:00 – 23:30

Upstairs at:
Sir Richard Steele
79 Haverstock Hill
London, United Kingdom

Ticket link right here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/104663

Rue Royale
http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale

This Is The Kit
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthekit

Kim Janssen
http://www.myspace.com/kimjanssen



KICK THE PLUG OCTOBER 6TH 2010 – RUE ROYALE + ROZI PLAIN + CATRIONA IRVING
September 22, 2010, 2:03 pm
Filed under: Catriona Irving, Rozi Plain, Rue Royale

Roll up, roll up, here’s the line-up for the October Kick The Plug. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself: I like Rue Royale, but then I also like Rozi Plain, and on the other hand I like Catriona Irving too. But which one is best? And is there only one way to find out?

It’s certainly food for thought, and while you’re pondering about it why not come and watch them all play on October 6th at the Wilmington Arms?

RUE ROYALE
http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale
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ROZI PLAIN
http://www.myspace.com/roziplain
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CATRIONA IRVING
http://www.myspace.com/catrionairvingmusic

£4 in advance, or £5 on the door
Tickets available from here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/94119<a



KICK THE PLUG APRIL 7th RUE ROYALE + thefancydressparty + Magic Lantern

Ooooh baby. I feel like the music sounds better with US. Not you. Us.

Kick the Plug again and this time we have a band that will be royally right up your street. That’s right, it’s Rue Royale!

http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale

On before them we have The Fancy Dress Party. To honour them, I’m coming dressed as myself circa February 2010. Which incidentally is the same as myself circa 2005. I need new clothes.

http://www.myspace.com/thefancydressparty

To warm you up we have The Magic Lantern. They’ll be lighting up the Wilmington Stage. I’m all out of cheesy puns about them now.

http://www.myspace.com/themagiclantern

See you on the 7th.

Tickets:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/76317



Kick The Plug May 6th 2009 w/ Stornoway + Rue Royale + This Is The Kit

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Advance Tickets available from here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/48334

Kick the Plug once again makes the monthly visit to Clerkenwell’s Wilmington Arms. This time around we present epic folk from Oxford-based Stornoway, with support from Rue Royale and a solo set from Sunday Best favourite This Is The Kit.
Expect musical brilliance, with culinary treats and badges aplenty, and musical interludes provided by Mark and Tom of Neednowater.

STORNOWAY
http://www.myspace.com/stornoway
The band consists of an Ornithologist, an occasional Russian translator, a South African Pirate Captain, a human radio and a kitchen sink. They were first united in a snow-encrusted garage in Oxford and have since attracted the attention of Dr & Mrs Killjoy the neighbours and their android children. None of the band have ever been to Stornoway. But Brian once got to within 37 miles of it.

‘Officially the brainiest group ever, Stornoway’s big music worked a treat.’
THE INDEPENDENT

‘Stornoway have such a masterful control of melody, texture and dynamics that their live show is fantastically, continuously entertaining’
NIGHTSHIFT

‘This is perfect…I think you’re gonna love this’
COLIN MURRAY playing Stornoway on BBC RADIO 1

‘Cerebral, jaunty and at the same time powerful and wistful…they have everything and they do it all superbly.’
BBC OXFORD

‘Stornoway conjour up the innocent coziness of early Belle and Sebastian…Indie pop fans will melt in the brains.’
ARTROCKER

RUE ROYALE
http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale
Named after a highway running through the Chicago suburbs, Rue Royale’s musical journey has taken in a lot of sights in just two years.

In March 2008 Ruth and Brookln Dekker made the full-time touring band plunge, moving out of their house, in with some friends and selling all their belongings… save for a kick drum, shakers, guitar and a sat nav named Shelley. Straight in at the deep end, a 20-date European tour led to coverage on XFM (topping their weekly “Music Response” ballot) and BBC Six Music (“Introducing with Tom Robinson”) and boasted sold out concerts in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

Rue Royale developed from Ruth and Brookln’s over-the-pond relationship. Influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Sufjan Stevens, Zero 7 and the northern UK soul of Elbow and The Doves, they began writing together and gradually developed the candle-lit Rue Royale sound, honed through acoustic gigs and home-recorded demos.

Brookln grew up in St Louis, to church-music leading parents. He played the coffee-house circuit with God’s Green Earth before moving to Chicago in 1998. Ruth was raised in Midlands county Staffordshire in the UK, a stone’s throw from the historic city of Lichfield with it’s 1,300-year-old cathedral. Teenage years sound-tracked by 90’s Brit-pop and folk-rock, she met Brookln when touring Stateside. They wed in England five years ago and settled in Chicago soon after.

Brookln and Ruth started performing together in March 2006, and have since gigged extensively, clocked up hours of radio play across the US, had one of their tunes on MTV and amassed over 100,000 plays on myspace.

A lovingly illustrated EP, The Search For Where To Go (May 2006), was the first fruit with copies dispatched to intrigued music fans throughout the US, Canada, England, Germany and France.

Rue Royale unveiled their debut long-player at the start of 2008 – following a year that saw them firmly establish themselves on the musical map. The eponymous Rue Royale was recorded in December 2007 and independently released in February.

Not content with playing in all corners of Europe – ranging from the historic Sturmglocke squat site in Hanover to an intimate house show in rural Yorkshire – Rue Royale will leave their Chicago base to set up home in the UK this summer. Their plans for EU domination continue with another intensive tour of the European mainland this summer.

THIS IS THE KIT
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthekit
A not to be missed solo show from the spine tingling voice of Kate Stabels, “This is the Kit”,  who first grabbed our attention with her “Two wooden spoons” 7″ on Sunday Best. On tour in the UK in April and May, here to promote both her album “krulle Bol” and spilt 7″ with Soy un Caballo, so catch her while you can!

‘This is the Kit is Kate Stables, a lady in possession of a voice as pure and shiver-inducing as the morning dew. Her album, Krulle Bol, features simple songs in which said voice takes centre stage, with just a few simple plucks of the guitar as accompaniment. Kate’s lyrics are mostly pretty down to earth, but with Birchwood Beaker she starts to sound more pagan and witch-like, singing about snow, migrating geese and Odin… Originally from Winchester, and now settled in Paris via Bristol, This is the Kit is a favourite of Rob Da Bank.’ – subba-cultcha



Kick The Plug January 7th 2009 w/ Rue Royale + Six Toes + Catriona Irving
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It’s the first Kick the Plug of 2009 at the Wilmington Arms!

This time around we present the excellent Rue Royale, and we are very excited to present support from the equally excellent Six Toes and Indie-folk cutey Catriona Irving.

Expect musical brilliance, with culinary treats and badges aplenty, with musical interludes provided by Mark and Tom of Neednowater.

Rue Royale
rueroyale

http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale

Named after a highway running through the Chicago suburbs, Rue Royale’s musical journey has taken in a lot of sights in just two years.

In March 2008 Ruth and Brookln Dekker made the full-time touring band plunge, moving out of their house, in with some friends and selling all their belongings… save for a kick drum, shakers, guitar and a sat nav named Shelley. Straight in at the deep end, a 20-date European tour led to coverage on XFM (topping their weekly “Music Response” ballot) and BBC Six Music (“Introducing with Tom Robinson”) and boasted sold out concerts in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

Rue Royale developed from Ruth and Brookln’s over-the-pond relationship. Influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Sufjan Stevens, Zero 7 and the northern UK soul of Elbow and The Doves, they began writing together and gradually developed the candle-lit Rue Royale sound, honed through acoustic gigs and home-recorded demos.

Brookln grew up in St Louis, to church-music leading parents. He played the coffee-house circuit with God’s Green Earth before moving to Chicago in 1998. Ruth was raised in Midlands county Staffordshire in the UK, a stone’s throw from the historic city of Lichfield with it’s 1,300-year-old cathedral. Teenage years sound-tracked by 90’s Brit-pop and folk-rock, she met Brookln when touring Stateside. They wed in England five years ago and settled in Chicago soon after.

Brookln and Ruth started performing together in March 2006, and have since gigged extensively, clocked up hours of radio play across the US, had one of their tunes on MTV and amassed over 100,000 plays on myspace.

A lovingly illustrated EP, The Search For Where To Go (May 2006), was the first fruit with copies dispatched to intrigued music fans throughout the US, Canada, England, Germany and France.

Rue Royale unveiled their debut long-player at the start of 2008 – following a year that saw them firmly establish themselves on the musical map. The eponymous Rue Royale was recorded in December 2007 and independently released in February.

Not content with playing in all corners of Europe – ranging from the historic Sturmglocke squat site in Hanover to an intimate house show in rural Yorkshire – Rue Royale will leave their Chicago base to set up home in the UK this summer. Their plans for EU domination continue with an intensive tour of the European mainland in September 2008.

Six Toes

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http://www.myspace.com/sixtoes1
‘Scruffy, sinister folk rock. Something like Anthony and the Johnsons singing the scariest words of Aleister Crowley. In hell’. – NME

After touring with the Mystery Jets, King Creosote and Jamie T in 2007, SixToes retreated to the deepest darkest fenland backwater town of Ely (Cambridgeshire, England), to build a little home studio sandwiched between the asylum and historic cathedral. As the cold closed in they hightailed it back to their squat in London where they put together the finishing touches to their album. The band consists two vocalists, who trade in wide, off kilter harmonies, cello, violin, double bass and percussion. Their remix of Maps’ ‘Elouise’ was recently released by Mute Records followed with their AA single ‘Four Leaved Clover / Reggae Song. The band have just released their debut album ‘Trick Of The Night’.

“Scruffy, sinister folk rock. Something like Anthony and the Johnsons singing the scariest words of Aleister Crowley. In hell”. – NME

“A slice of edgy, scaffold-side folk and a voice like a schizophrenic eunuch.” – Time Out (Pick Of The Week)

“An intoxicating salvo of touching folk nior” – The Indie Music Magazine

“Their sound is inspiring and individual, which definitely works in their favour” – Daily Music Guide

“As playful as Andrew Bird but with the eccentricities of Tom Waits and the elegance of Shearwater. Marvellous.” – Music Week

Catriona Irving

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http://www.myspace.com/catrionairvingmusic
Catriona Irving is an indie-folk star in the making. Grabbing the bull by the horns,  her debut release was the self-released ‘Running on Empathy’, followed by the Stitch EP which enjoyed excellent reviews (“DIY music at it’s best”, said FACT, while the Metro called her “an artist to watch out for”). She’s currently working on an album, and in the meantime has been building a reputation for her live show, playing at venues such as 93 feet east, the 12 bar Club and the Borderline, and supporting the Espers, Nic Dawson Kelly and Emilie Simon along the way. Combining clever lyrics and sweet melodies that stick in your head for days, with a sweet and witty live performance, Catriona is making a significant mark on the DIY scene.