Going up gently with Red Rum Club ahead of their acoustic album release, with a pinned-back take on their social media anthem:THE ELEVATION

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Going up gently with Red Rum Club ahead of their acoustic album release, with a pinned-back take on their social media anthem: THE ELEVATION

Red Rum Club – The Elevation (Acoustic)

From the album, The Hollow Sessions, out Fri 30 April 2021 on Modern Sky

Red Rum Club kept the fire of hope burning through last year with their festival-in-the-front-room singles, including The Elevation. Now that track becomes the latest to be drawn from the band’s ice-cool, unplugged album, The Hollow Sessionsreleased at the end of April on Modern Sky, kick-starting a year of new activity for the main stage-ready six-piece.

Already steaming hot with anticipation for a colossal, 30-date UK Tour later this year, including rearranged dates on the road with Circa Waves, plus post-vax festival appearances at Sound City and Neighbourhood Weekender, the band took UK Lockdowns 1 and 2 as the opportunity to head back into the studio. Drawing a line under a stellar two years, which has seen them release two albums, Matador and The Hollow Of Humdrum, the band put twelve of their most-loved tunes to the acoustic test.

As with previous stripped-back single, Eleanor, it’s The Elevation’s turn to cast off its cloak of bravado and set a scene that’s altogether more relaxed. Noted as the band’s ‘WhatsApp Anthem’, the track’s lyrics tell a story of serotonin-rushing instant messaging and chasing a source of infatuation into the night via the screen of a smartphone. If that was the sound of tension on the dancefloor, Red Rum Club are now swilling a strong, short drink in the chill out room.

The Hollow Sessions will be released digitally on Fri 30 April 2021, with the band promising more surprises and announcements on new music in the very near future.

Fran Doran, the band’s front man, says“The lyric ‘the ticks turn blue’ gives the most obvious indication as to what ‘The Elevation’ is all about – waiting, often pathetically, for a sign that your message has been read and your emotions hanging on that outcome. It’s been a real treat for us to go back to this song, and the others, to give the words and core of the tune air to breathe.”

Having made their name on stage, including their legendary, headline crowd-stealing performance at Glastonbury in 2019, the absence of gigs for the past year has been particularly painful for Red Rum Club. Positive to a fault and to the bitter end, the band looks ahead to a heavy schedule of live engagements from August onwards. 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 Riverside

Wed 29 Sep        Glasgow King Tuts

Thu 30 Sep         Hull Adelphi

Fri 1 Oct              Blackpool Bootleg Social

Sat 2 Oct             Sound City Liverpool*

Sun 3 Oct            Leeds Brudenell

Mon 4 Oct           York Crescent

Tue 5 Oct             London Lafayette

Wed 6 Oct            Milton Keynes Crauford Arms

Fri 8 Oct               Bedford Esquires

Sat 9 Oct              Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Sun 10 Oct           Brighton Patterns

Mon 11 Oct           Bournemouth Anvil

Wed 13 Oct          Bristol Thelka

Thu 14 Oct           Truro Old Bakery

Fri 15 Oct             Exeter Cavern

Sat 16 Oct            Oxford O2 Academy

Mon 18 Oct           Birmingham O2 Institute 3

Tue 19 Oct            Sheffield O2 Academy 2

Wed 20 Oct           Huddersfield Parish

Thu 21 Oct            Manchester Club Academy

Sat 23 Oct             Liverpool Mountford Hall

^On tour with Circa Waves
*Festival Dates

For further release information and details of all Red Rum Club’s upcoming live shows, connect with the band online at:


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