Sep 08, 2023
Watch Toronto Psych Band Pretty Perform from the Vault
A long time ago in a bank vault far far away, Pretty performed a beautiful rendition of their track Worry and we filmed the entire thing.
Well today we have unleashed it upon the world.
When Pretty came to visit, they recorded two tracks, the first of which we released in July (check that here if you've not seen it already).
In between then and now, the group put out a brand new EP, Citrus Magic. It's four incredible tracks so check that out and join Pretty's universe.
We've got loads of exciting stuff coming before the end of the year including singles, music videos, albums (on wax) and live sessions... so watch this space!
Apr 28, 2023
You Just Have To Be - the New EP from RUM DO
RUM DO's third EP 'You Just Have To Be' arrives today on all platforms and strictly limited sweet purple cassettes, available via bandcamp.
The five track release is an exploration of genre that navigates between indie, folk, pop and orchestral music. It is the first RUM DO music to feature collaborations, with guest vocals from Idious Carrie, live drums from Bradley Thibodeau (Possum) and violins on the final track from virtuoso violinist, Leslie Townsend.
RUM DO is the project of multi-instrumentalists Harry Perry and Bill Cutbill. Every track released by the duo has featured experimental visuals that flow continuously between songs and releases. You can join them on the sonic adventure here.
Speaking of You Just Have To Be, Bill said -
"It's a great relief to finally share this music with the world. This collection of songs is a true journey and creating it has been an important self-reflection for me.
"I would like to thank Idious Carrie, Bradley Thibodeau and Leslie Townsend for their contributions. Without Brad there would be no shuffle on No Worries. Without Leslie, Singularity would not have the same heart and tension. Without Desiree, Riv Alla Murar would never have been completed.
"Myself and Harry want to thank everyone for joining us over the last however many years. We hope that this music resonates within your body."
If you want to support this release, you can purchase a limited edition cassette on Bandcamp. Kittyfan01 snagged one, and left a very nice comment, which really did feel good so I think we'll leave this bulletin update on that note...
"You Just Have To Be paints a beautiful visage with curio beauty in Chrysalis, calming guitar in Lighter, and sentimental vocals in Singularity - it's hard to pick a favourite. Another incredible work by Rum Do!"
Jan 18, 2023
RUM DO's Single Lighter Will Put Your Mind At Ease
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.
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!"
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.