Lust and lost phones, Red Rum Club bring an ice-cold, guilt-tinged anthem to the middle of summer with…

Red Rum Club – Vibrate

From the new album, How To Steal The World, Fri 22 October 2021 on Modern Sky
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Telling deep truths and setting them to the summer’s smoothest bops, Red Rum Club lay a tale of lousy lying lovers onto a bed of slick beats in Vibrate, their second single of the year.  Rolling in with cocktail-stick-sucking, bad boyfriend bravado and laced with seductive strings that kisses dance-floor-quaking bass, the festival-ready six-piece keep their cool while getting listeners hot under the collar again.

As if opening the pages of a book, or clicking on the latest social media drama to unfold between friends and lovers, Vibrate is a vivid, love rat’s eye view of the drink that lit the fire, the heat of the deed and the excuses that followed. Arriving hot on the heels of their recent, conga-powered, high-energy single, Nightcalling, the band’s latest relatable, modern fable is the second to be lifted from Red Rum Club’s third album, How To Steal The Worldreleased on Fri 22 October 2021 on Modern Sky.



Referencing the very real aspects of contemporary life – insistent messages in CAPS LOCK, lost phones and missed calls – and the dynamics of love and infatuation in the digital age, Red Rum Club hit the lyrical nail square on the head, while opting for a low-lit, 80s-vibed and radio-primed performance. No other band could quite pull it off the way Red Rum Club does.

Frontman, Fran Doran says: ’Vibrate’ is built on hazy recollections and confessions in the form of a guilt-laden ballad. It sets a scene of consequences and regret to an all-too-familiar list of excuses made by the bad half of the relationship. A sombre narrative cushioned by lush orchestral textures that create a cinematic score to this dreamy tale of inebriation and infidelity.”



Rising through pre-pandemic good times to steal headline crowds at Glastonbury and suddenly find themselves catapulted to shows across Europe, a sweaty and singing crowd-free 18 months has found Red Rum Club busily building a new catalogue of songs to take back to the stage. How To Steal The World has bottled the band’s frustrations and is almost ready to be spectacularly uncorked.

Ending their live hiatus, Red Rum Club head out on a 30-date UK Tour later this year, including rearranged dates on the road with Circa Waves, plus a headline, festival-closing appearance in the band’s home city, bringing the curtain down on Sound City, Liverpool. 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



Red Rum Clubs first two albums Matador (2019) and The Hollow Of Humdrum (2020) introduced existing fans who had caught up with the band on the road, and new listeners hitching a ride via national radio play, to their incomparable mix of indie storytelling and danceable grooves. Setting the kitchen-sink realism of Arctic Monkeys to the smile-wide fizz of classic pop, from Chic to KC and The Sunshine Band, the Liverpool band cut a distinct shape amongst the UK’s most exciting touring bands.

The band has confirmed the track listing for How To Steal The World as:

1.    Drown
2.    Love me like you wanna be loved
3.    Vibrate
4.    Summer of Another Lover
5.    Nightcalling
6.    Eighteen
7.    How To Steal The World
8.    Sweet Degrees
9.    Come back, Anna Marie!
10.    Disappear
11.    Monaco
12.    Beautiful Mind