Rusholme Ruffians é um clássico dos Smiths de um dos grandes álbuns de sempre o Meat is Murder, daí quando uma banda inicia seus trabalhos sendo um cover de Smiths com o nome da canção soa meio esquisito, mas daí tira-se o Rusholme e fica então somente Ruffians, quarteto da Flórida que tem em sua vocalista o ponto crucial da banda, diga-se aí que Debbie Harry e a Blonde influenciaram muito a garota talvez muito mais do que Morrissey/Marr, a temática é mais pos punk um mix de Siouxsie e Debbie Harry.
Depois do debute de 2011 com o sugestivo nome de Rusholme Ruffians, claro, os caras mandaram um ep no ano passado mais interessante ainda, o homônimo ep tem mais punch ainda e é mais visceral.
Prometem novo material pro ano que vem, e tomará que venha mais visceralidade ainda.
***** Interview with Ruffians *****
Q. When did Ruffians starts tell us about the history...
OIi!! RUFFIANS started out as Rusholme Ruffians, and were a Smiths/Morrissey tribute act. Nicole was a girl Morrissey. There are a few Smiths tributes out there, but not female fronted ones. Once we got tired of singing Smiths songs after about a year, we started writing original music.
Q: Who are your influences?
King Crimson, Smiths, Blondie, Bad Religion, Blur, Queen
Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
King Crimson’s Discipline,
Queen’s Night at the Opera,
Depeche Mode’s Violator,
Japan’s Tin Drum,
Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Nicole loves it and likes making eye contact and making sure everyone has a good time. Jay likes making sure everything sounds good.
Q. How do you describe Ruffians´ sounds?
It’s hard to say one single band. Jay sounds like Brian May or Robert Fripp. Nicole sounds like Debbie Harry or Gwen Stefani or a girl Freddie Mercury or Lady Gaga.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We rehearse the songs and play them out and see which ones people like. Then Jay will use Cubase and arrange the songs and get everything setup to record the new songs.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
None! Maybe the newest Johnny Marr album. Tame Impala. Trans Am.
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Well since we started out as a Smiths/Morrissey tribute, probably not more Smiths songs. We’ve covered Depeche Mode a few times in the past, and Roxy Music, and Queen. We like to cover songs from bands that we are influenced by. We have Queen’s “Son and Daughter” in our live set right now, and we are enjoying that. Nicole wants to cover Pet Shop Boys, anything and everything by Pet Shop Boys right now.
Q: What´s the plans for future....
Recording and releasing a new album in 2015.
Q: Any parting words?