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RUM DO Chrysalis Music Video

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Aug 23, 2023
Like Roads Paved With Amethyst, I See The Glint In Your Eye

With every birth comes transformation.

Today is the birthday of the music video for RUM DO's Chrysalis, which is the first track on their third EP — You Just Have To Be.

Join RUM DO now on all streaming platforms, or support this release on Bandcamp where you can also grab a limited edition cassette. Join us on YouTube if you want to dig deeper into RUM DO's visual universe.

"You know... there ain't any doubt about it!"

Riv Alla Murar Video Release

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Jun 27, 2023
Idious Carrie Teams Up With RUM DO In New Music Video

The new music video for RUM DO's electronic pop single, Riv Alla Murar, is out now! Watch it above or on our YouTube channel.

Riv Alla Murar features guest vocals from Idious Carrie, AKA Desiree Das Gupta of Toronto psychedelic rock band Kali Horse.

The music video features RUM DO's classic combination of real-life footage, shaped and merged with digital visuals. Join them now to be taken on a transportive psychedelic trip and see if you can spot wild Indian elephants!

Speaking of the new single and music video, Bill Cutbill said -

"Never has a RUM DO track been so 50/50; it's almost two tracks in one."

"We begin by establishing a digital landscape with spiky textures which Idious Carrie's vocals flow softly over. The tension ramps up and up before it all falls out of the sky. After that, a janky classical guitar line takes hold."

"I'm very proud of the video, which comprises processed footage from my recent trip to India. As always a very special thank you to Idious Carrie for her contribution to the RUM DO legacy. I hope you enjoy!"

Riv Alla Murar is taken from RUM DO's third and final EP, You Just Have To Be. Stream it now or pick up a limited edition cassette via bandcamp.

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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!"

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Mar 24, 2023
"I'm A Chrysalis ~ Purple Wings."
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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.

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Mar 14, 2023
Bill Cutbill Stars In The New Music Video for Lighter

We're continuing to pump a barrage of RUM DO content into the atmosphere for the first time in years. It's all in anticipation of the new EP, 'You Just Have To Be.'

Today marks the release of the music video for 'Lighter', which follows Bill Cutbill on a tranquil psychedelic walk through the Canadian bush at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario. It's the chillest moment on the EP, and probably the least produced song as well.

RUM DO is very much an audiovisual project, with all the music released over the duo's lifespan arriving alongside accompanying visuals. The moving pictures stretch continuously between tracks as a never-ending consciousness, though the format has morphed over time.

Bill Cutbill, who handles the visuals for RUM DO says —

"With this, the final EP, we wanted to reflect the history of RUM DO in the visual progression.

Our debut EP featured visuals in a 3:4 SD format, for a VHS quality, which suited the footage I wanted to use which was shot on old mobile phones. We then raised the bar to 16:9 HD visuals for the second EP, which was then expanded to 4k with the intervening double-a side release.

For this EP, we've circled back to 16:9 HD, whilst incorporating a mix of digitally generated footage, mobile phone footage and manipulated visuals that have been so synonymous with RUM DO. This final chapter is intended to complete the full circle that this project represents."

You Just Have To Be can be purchased on limited edition cassette via Bandcamp. Check out all the tracks on Spotify or visit YouTube for the full visual experience!

Releases

'Poison [SINGLE]' artwork
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Your Grandad Poison [SINGLE]
'CERB [SINGLE]' artwork
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Your Grandad CERB [SINGLE]
'OBELISK [EP]' artwork
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Dark Tapes · Bill Cutbill OBELISK [EP]
'You Just Have To Be [EP]' artwork
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RUM DO You Just Have To Be [EP]
'Alles Ist Besser [SINGLE]' artwork
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Theo Vandenhoff Alles Ist Besser [SINGLE]
'New Era [EP]' artwork
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World News New Era [EP]
'AMFTK [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
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World News AMFTK [REMIX SINGLE]
'Scenic Equilibrium [LP]' artwork
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Provincial Parcs Scenic Equilibrium [LP]
'Juice Opinion / Fake News [DOUBLE A]' artwork
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Your Grandad Juice Opinion / Fake News [DOUBLE A]
'O [DOUBLE A]' artwork
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Idious Carrie O [DOUBLE A]
'Heartache Is An Empty Room [EP]' artwork
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Theo Vandenhoff Heartache Is An Empty Room [EP]
'Confetti and... / A ↝ B [DOUBLE A]' artwork
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RUM DO Confetti and... / A ↝ B [DOUBLE A]
'Descenending [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
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World News Descenending [REMIX SINGLE]
'AMAZONAS [LP]' artwork
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Bill Cutbill AMAZONAS [LP]
'Gather [EP]' artwork
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Loji Gather [EP]
'The Chosen [EP]' artwork
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World News The Chosen [EP]
'Black Cat [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
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World News Black Cat [REMIX SINGLE]
'Joy Ride (and then I wake up) [SINGLE]' artwork
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Bill Cutbill Joy Ride (and then I wake up) [SINGLE]
'A Bit More Mellow Back Then [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
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World News A Bit More Mellow Back Then [REMIX SINGLE]
'Why [EP]' artwork
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RUM DO Why [EP]
'lay down, lovers [EP]' artwork
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RUM DO lay down, lovers [EP]