Artist: THE RUMINATERS
City: Sydney, NSW
Style: Beatnik barnyard hillbilly swamp rock
Members: PENCIL, MOUNTAIN GOAT, GILLIGANS ISLAND, REDTED
THE RUMINATERS are definitely the band to watch in 2013! The last time we saw these guys live, the future just flashed in front of our collective eye sockets. Visions of these guys moving to New York and skateboarding down Broadway with THE STROKES was one of many. WTF!?
THE RUMINATERS possess a maturity in song writing which is uncommon for bands that are starting out. We were fans of these guys from the start, but their live show has really taken a big turn, they have just become more brutally tight, louder but still fun and wholesome. Also the nailing of the breakdowns and quiet moments is really an amazing trick and any band that can nail this is pretty much deserving of what comes next.
With a debut album in the pipelines, who knows what might be next for this layed back four piece from the Northern Beaches of Sydney? A well organised tour and some sweet supports with some bigger bands will definitely help things along. Bookers?
Their songwriting is hooky and the melodies are memorable and have a dark pop to it, but without losing the punk rock appeal to what they do. Hopefully the new material will continue the shaping of what they have already done. The songs Timmy and Dead Things have been great introductions to the band.
The sky is the limit for THE RUMINATERS! Fuckin nice guys too. True story.
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