Winning critical acclaim alongside rapturous responses from live crowds, Rudimental are a collective with strong musical heart (in the shape of Piers Aggett, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and Leon Rolle) who, like Soul II Soul, Massive Attack or Basement Jaxx before have come together to strike musical gold with a unique identity: sound- clashing live instruments, beats and soulful voices. Rudimental release their debut album Home , through Asylum Records on April 29th. . It follows the blaze lit by previous singles - the chart-topping ‘Feel The Love’, ‘Not Giving In’, with its empowering message for hard times, and the bittersweet street record ‘Hell Could Freeze’ - with New York rapper Angel Haze. The new song brings the summer festival season fast forward a few months – with a huge sing-along chorus seamlessly on top of a rolling D&B beat and the band’s signature brass and Hammond organ.
The band will also take their carnival-esque live show - complete with extended Rudimental family of players and vocalists - on the road this April with a UK headline tour supporting the release of their debut album. Their tour kicks off in Glasgow on April 23. They will also play Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford and Norwich, taking in London’s Electric in Brixton on May 2. The headline tour follows their slot supporting label-mate Plan B on his sell out arena tour, and Australia’s Future Music tour (alongside Stone Roses & Prodigy), and a US tour taking in SXSW and a main-stage slot at Miami’s Ultra Festival.
With a melting pot of influences stamped firmly across the brilliant and adventurous forthcoming album – soulful songs, live instrumentation and massive club tunes - the tour will showcase a wealth of new material and deliver the hits, including one of 2012’s biggest hits – the Brit Nominated “Feel The Love.”
Published: 25th April 2013