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redrumclub19.jpg Let’s get ready to Rum-ble

Red Rum Club are one of the indie bands looking to make that leap into national consciousness in 2019. They’ve just released their rather fab debut album and are set to play Head of Steam in Newcastle in March.

I say “indie band” but Liverpool’s Red Rum Club like to spice their sound with some swoony, Spaghetti Western-tinged rock and roll. They’ve got the requisite driving drums and big hooks, yes, but they also have a widescreen aesthetic that takes in plenty of twang, no little high-noon drama and the odd shout of “Hoo-Ha!” Their debut album ‘Matador’ arrived like a runaway express in January with its swashbuckling narratives, gripping guitar lines and the kind of trumpet work-outs that light up the best Tarantino scores. Couple such derring-do with a The Coral-like ear for an infectious melody and you’ve got the kind of package that doesn’t need fancy bows to make it appealing. I’ve not had the chance to see them live yet but a little bird tells me (ie their press release) that they are “frenetic”. See for yourself when they play the intimate environs of The Head of Steam in early March.

Red Rum Club, Thursday 7 March, The Head of Steam, Neville Street, Newcastle, 8pm, £8. seetickets.com