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If the gig is anything like their Jacaranda performance then Red Rum Club fans are in for a treat at M&S Bank Arena this April

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If the gig is anything like their Jacaranda performance then Red Rum Club fans are in for a treat at M&S Bank Arena this April

Red Rum Club are back with a new album, and a tour of the UK and America is on the horizon. But despite looking forward to dates across the pond in glamour spots like Los Angeles and New York, there’s no place like home.

Red Rum Club are due to play a huge hometown gig at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena in April but before that, fans are being given the chance to catch them in a handful of intimate shows to launch the new record Western Approaches, including The Cavern on Thursday.

On Saturday night the six piece played a sold-out gig at Jacaranda Baltic, moving seamlessly between tracks from the new album and old singalong favourites. 

They opened with Godless before moving into Black Cat, two new songs that got an enthusiastic reception from the Saturday night crowd. 

Another, Afternoon, was introduced by frontman Francis Doran as a song about when night turns into morning. It was written in Austin, Texas, during Red Rum Club’s run of gigs supporting The Wombats, and perfectly captures a carefree night that you never want to end. Then came another new song and recent single Undertaker, and the crowd were lapping up the fresh material.

Vibrate, from 2021 album How To Steal The World, was followed by recent single Hole in My Home which looks like becoming yet another Red Rum Club anthemic singalong at live shows.

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Picture – Red Rum Club Official

Frontman Doran has described the song as the band’s “most honest and heartfelt release to date that really showcases new levels of maturity in our song writing” and the crowd’s reaction means it is likely to be a favourite on their forthcoming tour.

More new material got an outing before 2020 single Eleanor got the Jacaranda audience dancing.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Red Rum Club gig without their most famous track, and Would You Rather Be Lonely certainly didn’t disappoint.

This is a band who have worked hard at their trade and created a unique sound with their upbeat Americana inspired songs, complimented by the brilliant trumpet playing of Joe Corby. Now with a new producer on board in the shape of Rich Turvey, who was worked with indie powerhouses Blossoms and Courteeners, could major chart success be on the horizon for the lads from Crosby?

Western Approaches is flying high in the chart since its release on Friday. Doran told the crowd they are in the top five to huge cheers.

If you’ve got tickets for Thursday’s Cavern show, you are in for a treat. If not, you can see Red Rum Club play the M and S Arena on 5th April. 

Get tickets HERE.

Setlist

Godless

Black Cat

Afternoon

Undertaker

Vibrate

Hole in my Home

Last Minute

Houdini

Eleanor

Daisy

Alive

Jigsaw Shores

Would You Rather Be Lonely

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