May 31, 2023
Your Grandad Release CERB and Announce Debut Album
We are pleased to declare that today, June 2nd, is now a brand new public holiday for everyone! That's right, don't bother going to work, instead go to the park or have a bbq with your nearest and dearest.
Well today is the day that Toronto post-punk alternative trio Your Grandad release the first single, CERB, from their self-titled debut album. The track is written in memory of the utopic glimpse that the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit gave us during the pandemic.
GIVE US THAT GOVERNMENT MONEY. Listen now on Spotify or bandcamp.
If you weren't aware, Your Grandad is a three-piece band with Cameron Kirk (bass, vocals), William O'Neill (guitar, vocals) and Max Sheffel (drums, vocals). Once combined, they have a disposition to make edgy, sharp post-punk.
Speaking of the single, Max told us...
"CERB is full of moments which colour, contrast, and interrupt its playful lurch. On paper, the track borders on monotony, which we use as an opportunity to never actually stay settled into a groove for too long, twitching instead with anxious desires."
"All this explodes into the high-octane coda, celebrating the titular government benefit."
In CERB, we can hear what songwriter Cam was feeling in the early days of quarantine... lazy contentment, which may be familiar to those of us who were lucky to maintain some companionship when we were ordered to stay at home, coupled with dreams of an escape and return to the real world.
This single represents a joyous silver-lining of hope for future social reintegration, but more importantly, it also represents the beginning of one of the greatest album roll-outs of all time...
Your Grandad from Your Grandad, will be released via Safe Sounds in late 2023. Before then, you will be treated to regular single instalments and limited edition cassette releases, and at the end of it all you may just have some new wax to add to your collection!
Support this release now via bandcamp and don't forget to stream it on every music platform possible.
Mar 24, 2023
"I'm A Chrysalis ~ Purple Wings."
RUM DO are reborn today with the brand new single — Chrysalis.
This is the fourth track from the upcoming EP, You Just Have To Be, which arrives digitally and on shiny limited edition cassette, April 28th. DIY electro-pop has never been so weird.
Speaking of Chrysalis, Harry Perry of RUM DO said —
"...it's about transformation; the end of one thing and the start of something new.
"Endings can be difficult to accept, but it's all part of the natural process of life. Death is needed to make room for new experiences to blossom.
"The idea of a moment existing between two points is something we explore across this EP, AKA a "singularity". Whether that be a path walked, a stream of consciousness or an entire lifetime.
"Through a funky DIY-pop lens, this EP inspects the smooth and the rough, the light and the dark. We hope it brings you some joy!"
Listen on Spotify now or buy a phsyical copy of RUM DO's You Just Have To Be on limited edition sweet purple cassettes via Bandcamp.
Feb 25, 2023
RUM DO Collaborate with Idious Carrie
Riv Alla Murar arrives worldwide today via Spotify and all good streaming platforms.
This single is the third from RUM DO’s upcoming EP - You Just Have To Be. It’s the very first to include a vocal feature from our very own Idious Carrie. We hope you enjoy!
Feb 01, 2023
No Worries Music Video Premiere with Psychedelic Baby Mag
The music video for RUM DO's No Worries is premiering today with Psychedelic Baby Magazine — watch it now.
The audiovisual approach of the group has been ever-present since their debut single in 2017. The psychedelic visuals have gone through different phases with each release, from 3:4 standard definition with the 'lay down, lovers' EP, to 16:9 HD with 'Why', to 4k with the intervening double-a single.
The upcoming release, You Just Have To Be, is back in the 16:9 format with that familiar RUM DO approach. Videos and singles will be released monthly up until the EP's full release in April 2023. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel / follow the band on Spotify to be notified when each piece is revealed to the interworld!
Watch a full visual history of RUM DO here.
Thanks to Psychedelic Baby Mag and you for supporting this release.
Jan 18, 2023
RUM DO's Single Lighter Will Put Your Mind At Ease
There's a brand new single out today — Lighter — which is taken from RUM DO's upcoming EP, You Just Have To Be [SS118].
The first single No Worries which was released in December, represents some of RUM DO's most upbeat sounds to date; funky bass, warm textures and calming vocals.
Well they've very much carried on in this vein with the release of Lighter, which is an airy upbeat classical guitar track with washing ambience, soft synths and an organic rhythm.
Speaking of Lighter, Bill Cutbill of RUM DO said —
"This was written and recorded during the stay-at-home order. I was very much trying to use music and the recording process to channel some inner peace and tranquility at that time.
"To me, No Worries and Lighter will forever be linked by that conscious effort to meditate on a feeling of lightness and joy.
"Being stuck at home was both stressful but also in some ways calming. I hope that people listening to the single will absorb some of those feelings that I was able to conjure while recording it at home.
True to RUM DO's style, Lighter has a lot of hidden texture. What's slightly different in the case of this single, is the lack of digital percussion, the use of open space, and the light use of vocals.
Listen on Spotify now and make sure you follow RUM DO so that the lords and ladies in the emerald Spotify castle know to inform you every time there's a new track out! We appreciate your support.