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Jan 18, 2023
RUM DO's Single Lighter Will Put Your Mind At Ease
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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.

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Dec 27, 2022
Electronic Pop Returns with RUM DO's No Worries


We are delighted to share RUM DO's new single No Worries with the world.

You won't want to miss this funky track, which features Harry Perry's most infectious bass-line ever, brought about from a first time collaboration with epic drummer Bradley Thibodeau (of Possum and Ready The Prince).

No Worries is the debut single from RUM DO's third EP You Just Have To Be [SS118], which will be trickling to you track by track until its full release in April 2023.

Talking about the origins of the single, Bill Cutbill of RUM DO said —

"When writing the lyrics for No Worries I was very consciously trying to channel something which threw away my normal melancholy outlook and focused more on the positives.

"During the pandemic, I was searching for an inner sense of peace by meditating musically on the thought of it; what that might feel like and sound like. These were the bones on which the track was built.

"It was fantastic to work with Brad because he added an infectious shuffle that immediately gave it more purpose rhythmically. I really hope listening to No Worries also fires off some serotonin in your brain because for me it really does emit a feeling of warmth, peace and relaxation!"

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.

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Jan 27, 2022
World News Remix Single SS115 Arrives Tomorrow!

Yes, you read that right, the first World News release in over a year arrives tomorrow, Friday 28th Jan 2022 to streaming services worldwide.

That means that tomorrow, for the first time ever, you'll be able to listen to A Message for the Kids... a World News ballad of the ages... on your preferred service at the touch of a button.

You've seen the music video right? If not, where have you been... check it out here.

In classic World News style, the guys have roped in a bunch of incredible musicians to do remixes. The package will include remixes by Theo Vandenhoff, Assassin Bug, rryrry, Asher Gould-Murtagh and MMBris.

The year is officially rolling.

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Apr 02, 2021
Heartache Is An Empty Room

Today is the day for Theo Vandenhoff, as the debut 5-track EP 'Heartache Is An Empty Room' arrives to digital platforms worldwide and strictly limited, not to mention beautiful, transparent yellow cassette! Listen now on your preferred thingamyjig.

So what more can we say?! Well, Theo Vandenhoff is a synthpop romantic from Toronto who creates pop music for the painfully lonely. Alienated by soccer culture, Theo's dad is largely responsible for his appreciation of melodramatic 80s music with catchy hooks.

“Heartache Is An Empty Room” was recorded with producer/teacher-turned-collaborator Jay Merrow (Twin Rains). In contrast to their close working relationship, themes of uncertainty and isolation circulate through the record.

“On the nose, wrought with emotion and romantic.” – Theo muses, when asked to describe himself in just three words. “I’m the kind of guy that talks through movies with one-liners.”

The literal college drop-out has a ton of ambition celebrating the beauty of the moments in between. Despite grim circumstances, there is an overbearing sense of optimism - realistic yet absurd.

For his inauguration, we’ll be celebrating with a very special ‘live, live’ session from the bank vault on April 28. Before then, keep your eyes peeled for an industrial, minimalist yet maximalist music video and give the EP a spin!

Art and design for album is by Isabel Glasgow (@hauntedyachtclub).

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Mar 18, 2021
Theo Vandenhoff Joins Safe Sounds Collective

With music bleeding in our ears, we're delighted to announce that your favourite new music-being, Theo Vandenhoff, has joined the Safe Sounds roster.

Theo is a synthpop artist from Toronto who creates infectious pop songs for the painfully lonely. The lead single, Heartache Is An Empty Room, will arrive across the interweb in one week on March 25th 2021.

The single is taken from the debut EP of the same name (SS111), which is currently being hard-pressed to cassette tape, but will also be clickable on Bandcamp and streaming services.

Theo is a young chap with a vision as strong as your knees. When we first listened we were drowning, but immediately found ourselves floating in a sea of bliss and melodrama. Imagine dystopian skylines set to heavy synths and drum machines.

With a driving post-punk attitude, you'll want to shelve this one alongside the likes of Joy Division, Preoccupations and Atlas Sound.

Oh, and what the hell, seeing as you've read this far, here's a little tidbit for you... we've got our first Safe Sounds "live, live" stream of the year in the works. When we say "live, live" we mean it's gonna be performed live, and broadcast live. So keep your eyes peeled and join us to see what happens when the rec light turns red.

More details soon. Stay safe out there - wake up and smell the coffee.

Releases

'You Just Have To Be [EP]' artwork
SS118
RUM DO You Just Have To Be [EP]
'Alles Ist Besser [SINGLE]' artwork
SS117
Theo Vandenhoff Alles Ist Besser [SINGLE]
'New Era [EP]' artwork
SS116
World News New Era [EP]
'A Message for the Kids [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS115
World News A Message for the Kids [REMIX SINGLE]
'Scenic Equilibrium [LP]' artwork
SS114
Provincial Parcs Scenic Equilibrium [LP]
'Juice Opinion / Fake News [DOUBLE A]' artwork
SS113
Your Grandad Juice Opinion / Fake News [DOUBLE A]
'O [DOUBLE A]' artwork
SS112
Idious Carrie O [DOUBLE A]
'Heartache Is An Empty Room [EP]' artwork
SS111
Theo Vandenhoff Heartache Is An Empty Room [EP]
'Confetti and... / A ↝ B [DOUBLE A]' artwork
SS110
RUM DO Confetti and... / A ↝ B [DOUBLE A]
'Descenending [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS109
World News Descenending [REMIX SINGLE]
'AMAZONAS [LP]' artwork
SS108
Bill Cutbill AMAZONAS [LP]
'Gather [EP]' artwork
SS107
Loji Gather [EP]
'The Chosen [EP]' artwork
SS106
World News The Chosen [EP]
'Black Cat [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS105
World News Black Cat [REMIX SINGLE]
'Joy Ride (and then I wake up) [SINGLE]' artwork
SS104
Bill Cutbill Joy Ride (and then I wake up) [SINGLE]
'A Bit More Mellow Back Then [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS103
World News A Bit More Mellow Back Then [REMIX SINGLE]
'Why [EP]' artwork
SS102
RUM DO Why [EP]
'lay down, lovers [EP]' artwork
SS101
RUM DO lay down, lovers [EP]