What happens if you mix Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, The Talking Heads and Metallica?
Ben Richards and Georgia Train know it pretty well. The duo met in Brighton in 2007 and understood they were on the same musical wavelength, despite their opposite music tastes. If you ask them to describe the sound of Bitter Ruin they’ll say it’s ‘Contemporary Expressionism’. It’s about lyrical experimentation and instrumental jamming, an opposite tendency that seems to characterise their own music. Difficult to be described, but worth to be listened to, they have been already labelled as Noir, Indie, Rock, Punk, Cabaret, Folk, Soul, Musical Theatre, Flamenco, Classical. One year after the release of ‘We’re Not Dancing’ (2008), they flew to US to work on their first full length ‘Hung, Drawn & Quartered’. They’ve been playing a lot all around Europe, being also the support band of Amanda Palmer in the UK & Ireland leg of her tour, some American dates and the release of the album on October 2010.
Their new single, ‘Trust’, is to be released on Sept. 26th. You can have a go with it below.
Aug : 25th – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh with Amanda Palmer / 26th – The Arches , Glasgow with Amanda Palmer
Sept : 1st – Brighton, Concorde 2 with Amanda Palmer / 2nd – London, Heaven with Amanda Palmer / 5th – The Cluny, Newcastle with Duke Special / 7th – Glee Club, Birmingham with Duke Special / 9th – The Donkey, Leicester with Duke Special / 13th – Le Sentier Des Halles, Paris / 15th – Stereo, York / 17th – HMV Institute, Birmingham with Joe Black / 18th – Pup Aid, Brighton (pet charity festival) / 20th – The Sugar Club, Dublin / 22nd – The Brunswick, Brighton / 23rd – The Spice of Life, London