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The Library Stage headliners Red Rum Club, or in their own words; ‘The Scouse Americana’ have had 12 months to remember since being awarded ‘Pirate Prodigy’ by Pirate Studios. Since then they have released & toured debut album, ‘Matador’ to national acclaim which secured them extensive festival slots including Tramlines, a memorable BBC Introducing stage slot at Glastonbury & the Isle of Wight. Matty Dagger speaks to them ahead of Tramlines Festival on July 19th in association with Scott’s & This Feeling.

Now that we’re at the very height of the festival season, how’s your Summer been so far?

Yeah it’s been unreal so far, playing Glastonbury was definitely the highlight up to now but we have a lot more festivals to come.

If you could ask for absolutely anything in your festival rider, what would it be?

A hammock and some cured meats.

What are you currently up to? Anything exciting in the pipeline that you can discuss?

We are doing loads of festivals and writing for our second album, getting ready to go back our on tour in September.

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Any upcoming shows that we need to be attending?

Tramlines 2019? If not that we would say our hometown show in the O2 Academy in September but it’s sold out. Sorry.

What film or tv series would your latest release be the soundtrack to?

Any Quentin Tarantino film. Or Heartbeat, what a boss show that was.

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As every artist has an image to go with the music that they make, what would you say are the stylistic links between your music and how you look?

We probably could get more into dressing how we sound, but we aren’t comfortable dressing up as cowboys just yet. Our style is just simple black but we dress well, pants with a shirt.

Are there any fellow artists that you’re looking forward to playing alongside at Tramlines?

Yeah absolutely, looking forward to seeing the Himalayas and our good mates The Seamonsters as well as Clean Cut Kid, Hey Charlie and the legendary Nile Rodgers and Chic.

Red Rum Club headline the Library Stage at Tramlines Festival on Friday 19th July at 20.30pm.

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MATT DAGGER 

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