Frontman Fran Doran says: “‘Nightcalling’ brings disco hooks for the dancefloor that we’re aching to jump onto together. 

“While the club doors remain shut, it should be enjoyed blaring out of car speakers, cruising by on a late-night drive. The full run of Red Rum Club dates for 2021 are as follows:

Tue 10 Aug – Cardiff The Tramshed^Wed 11 Aug – Leicester O2 Academy^Fri 13 Aug – Keele SU^Sat 14 Aug – Liverpool Guild^Tue 17 Aug – Glasgow O2 Academy^Thu 19 Aug – Norwich The Waterfront^Fri 20 Aug – Brixton Academy^Sun 5 Sep – Neighbourhood Weekender*Fri 10 Sep – TRNSMT*Tue 28 Sep – Newcastle RiversideWed 29 Sep – Glasgow King TutsThu 30 Sep – Hull AdelphiFri 1 Oct – Blackpool Bootleg SocialSat 2 Oct – Sound City Liverpool*Sun 3 Oct – Leeds BrudenellMon 4 Oct – York CrescentTue 5 Oct – London LafayetteWed 6 Oct – Milton Keynes Crauford ArmsFri 8 Oct – Bedford EsquiresSat 9 Oct – Cardiff Clwb Ifor BachSun 10 Oct – Brighton PatternsMon 11 Oct – Bournemouth AnvilWed 13 Oct – Bristol ThelkaThu 14 Oct – Truro Old BakeryFri 15 Oct – Exeter CavernSat 16 Oct – Oxford O2 AcademyMon 18 Oct – Birmingham O2 Institute 3Tue 19 Oct – Sheffield O2 Academy 2Wed 20 Oct – Huddersfield ParishThu 21 Oct – Manchester Club AcademySat 23 Oct – Liverpool Mountford Hall

^On tour with Circa Waves

*Festival Dates

The band has confirmed the track listing for How To Steal The World as:

DrownLove me like you wanna be lovedVibrateSummer of Another LoverNightcallingEighteenHow To Steal The WorldSweet DegreesCome back, Anna Marie!DisappearMonacoBeautiful Mind

For more details and tickets, head to the band’s website here. The dancefloor-carving magicians aren’t wasting any studio time as their first new material of 2021 comes with a second announcement – of third album How To Steal The World on Friday, October 22nd. 

Red Rum Club are pin-sharp as their bottled impatience, wrapped up worries and gathered thoughts come together in cathartic writing and recording sessions. 

Reacting with force to dark winter lockdowns and the extended live break, ‘Nightcalling’ is a story of new love set to the beat of a smooth soundtrack that’s as close to the sound of red-hot Miami as it is the band’s wind-blown, native Mersey. How To Steal The World will arrive at the tail-end of a 30-date UK Tour later this year, including rearranged dates on the road with Circa Waves, plus a headline, festival-closing appearance in the band’s home city, bringing the curtain down on Sound City, Liverpool. Previous albums, Matador (2019) and The Hollow Of Humdrum (2020) scattered steamy, brass-flecked singles onto radio playlists and across festival fields, with the band somehow fusing a distinct English realism akin to Arctic Monkeys to the hands-high funk of Chic and disco chops of the Bee Gees. Share “The track is an energetic and cocky perspective of new love and the irrepressible excitement that accompanies it.”

In a typically brilliant video to accompany the track, Doran’s worst fears are played out through hallucinations of his new lover with another man. A late-night drive in a 1974 Ford Granada is the perfect visual backdrop for this disco-themed confession of love. Once again melding relatable words of life, love and late nights to the hip-shaking grooves that have ignited numerous festival stages, irrepressible indie-soul-funk six-piece Red Rum Club return with their head-bopping new single, Nightcalling. A band truly like no other, the 12 tracks that lie in wait on How To Steal The World promise yet another step up in their main stage ambitions.
Alex Pearson

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