‘Tropical’ / ‘I’m An Old Punk’ – Double A-Side
Released: September 13th
“We present a new offering to the party Gods in the shape of music. Already a trusted art form but in our hands music becomes more colourful and fun than anything else you've heard this year...” – Rum Shebeen
Rum Shebeen are the antidote to these times of glorifying everything wrong and proper. They’re here - in Shirts of Tropical splendor - for you to misunderstand…
The South London troubadours have until now been trawling the country in their ‘Big Green Rum Shebeen Machine’ tour bus, playing their own sold out tours and also hijacking other people’s good times (supporting The Lemonheads, Jamie T, Florence And The Machine). Now, finally, they’re releasing their first double A-side single: ‘Tropical’/’I’m an Old Punk’.
Acting like an instruction manual to the next generation in how to live your life, ‘I’m An Old Punk’ dishes out the ideals of ’77; keeping the dream that Johnny Rotten pissed all over alive. ‘Tropical’ is the antidote, conjuring up a Shangri-la hidden between the paving stones and gutters of a grimy city.
With a splash of soul and a rinse-out in rhythm and blues, these boys sound like the remix of your long-lost pirate-grandaddy’s record collection. You won’t make head of them, but you might be able to catch their tailcoats breezing in the wind.
Rum Shebeen: David Ashby (Vocals), Matt Allchin (Guitar), James
McCool (Keyboards), Bob Doyle (Bass Guitar) and Bobby Hewitt (Drums).
Rum Shebeen will be playing YoYo on September 9th at Nottinghill Arts Club from 8.30pm for a Strummerville special showcase.
The single launch will be a warehouse party turning into a rave, supported by friends of the band Turbogeist and Thrush Metal on September 11th.
I’m An Old Punk: http://vimeo.com/13674271