Sound of Rum 'Slow Slow' Single Launch Residency

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Sound of Rum are releasing their first single Slow Slow from their longingly awaited album Balance to be released in April and to celebrate they are headlining a 4 week residency every Tuesday this month at the Old Queen’s Head, Islington.

With guests such as Scroobius Pip, Jamie Woon, Polarbear, Byron Vincent and Kwake, who have all played as a part or with OneTaste, these nights are going to be off the wall!

Having formed in the summer of 2008, rapper Kate Tempest, guitarist Archie Marsh and drummer Ferry Lawrenson have grown an immense loyal and passionate following, along with a few big names as major fans. Rob Da Bank likes them so much he signed them to his label, Sunday Best:

I’ve followed Sound Of Rum around the festi circuit for a few years now and always been blown away by how they rock a crowd. I can’t even remember how they’ve ended up on the label which probably means we agreed it over a pint, but I’m so glad they are as these three upstarts make some of the most scintillating beat music I’ve ever heard!”

They have playing gigs all over Britain, at every festival

going – whether on actual stages or just busking in the rain. They’ve been played on Rob Da Bank’s Radio 1 Show, Huw Stephens’s Radio 1 Show and have been in for hub session with Stephen Merchant on BBC6music.

If that hasn’t swung you read these:

“The first few times I saw her [Tempest] she was annoyingly good. She doesn’t seem like she has the right to be so intelligent and insightful and have the ability to craft it so well. She just strolled up and looked like a kid that’s rolled in off the street – but then to spit with such intensity.” – Scroobius Pip

“I had Excentral Tempest in several times on my BBC radio one spoken word show and she has been the highlight of my listening this year. She has no right whatsoever to be as good as she is. It astounds me. Her writing is epic, her delivery piercing, and with the addition of her band Sound of Rum her potential is realised. Inspirational.” – Scroobius Pip

“Her works are truly of upliftment and betterment.”– Roots Manuva

“With astounding flow, lyrical maturity and sound social awareness for a 20 year old, Londoner Kate Tempest is one of those music makers that instantly prompt you to stop whatever you’re doing and reconsider whether you should bother carrying on with it at all, such is the extent of her politically coherent, poetic talent. Tempest really is a fiery hot prospect, having played various underground acoustic gigs with her band in and around London and beyond, and is set to drift further towards the mainstream, kind of whether she wants to or not. Sometimes I’m just phenomenally chuffed to be able to include stuff like this on New Noise.” – John Hillcock XFM

Gigs info:

Tues 1st Feb:
Micachu (DJ set)
Sound of Rum
Alabaster Deplume

Tues 8th Feb:
Scroobius Pip
Sound of Rum
Byron Vincent

Tues 15th Feb:
Rob da Bank
Jamie Woon (acoustic)
Sound of Rum

Tues 22nd Feb:
Sound of Rum
Little Fish
Beans on Toast
Plaster of Paris

Venue details:

The Old Queen’s Head
44 Essex Road
London, N1 8LN
Doors: 19:00 – 00:00
Nearest tube: Angel (Northern Line)
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Sound of Rum - Slow Slow (Official Video)

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