Single Eye and an Echo will be released on 07 October, 2016! It’s already up for pre-order on iTunes..
After a two-year hiatus, Anglo-American favourites Rue Royale are back with brand new material – featuring Bon Iver’s Sean Carey – and fresh live dates.
In October 2014, at the close of their Remedies Ahead tour, Ruth and Brookln Dekker hit pause on a hectic touring schedule in order to have a child and to write and record their fourth album. “We needed a break. We were feeling pretty worn down after spending the brunt of the previous 6 to 7 years on the road,” recalls Ruth.
“Naively, we thought this would be a restful period,” laughs Brookln. “Instead, the realities of anxiously waking up at home with no tours planned, the insecurities that come with being rookie parents and a growing, self-imposed pressure to write and record something meaningful, led to a turbulent time.”
This turbulence forced the pair to mine a deeper seam of creativity fostered by their relationship with multi-instrumentalist Sean Carey who worked on new Rue Royale tracks in Wisconsin.
A large batch of textural, rhythmic and colourful songs unfurls a bright new confidence – the first taste of which comes on the six-track EP Single Eye And An Echo.
“We’ve worked tirelessly on these songs. We’re all wrapped up in them. It’s been a fruitful season and we have recorded an EP and an album. We feel like we were really able to push the boat out; writing in a new way and working with a wider range of sounds and rhythms. Enlisting Sean to play drums, piano and more really fed into that,” says Brookln. “We’re really proud of these songs and how the recordings have come together,” agrees Ruth.
Having tied the knot several years earlier, Ruth and Brookln joined forces musically in 2006. “We wrestled with the idea of starting a band together for some time,” admits Brookln. “It’s proven transformative.” Since then, they’ve released 3 albums and a handful of EPs. Having worked with a couple of indie labels, Rue Royale have largely progressed in a DIY fashion, marking up the map with tour after tour, clocking up tens of thousands of miles across Europe and the US, notching national airtime on stations like BBC 6 Music, seeing their songs soundtrack hit TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and even being sampled on a US Billboard #1.
From page one of the Rue Royale story, they’ve enjoyed a direct relationship with their audience and have just completed their second successful crowdfunding campaign. This is allowing them to release the Single Eye And An Echo EP – and the full-length LP that will follow – continuing the well-trodden route which has earned them one devoted follower at a time.
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Our recording of the classic Christmas carol ‘Deck The Halls’ will be on tonight’s episode (Episode 1122 She’s Leaving Home) of Grey’s Anatomy. The song was part of a Christmas EP we released in 2010. You can download ‘Deck The Halls’ and the rest of the EP for FREE!! on our Bandcamp page.
We’ve had such a great summer of playing festivals so far! Thanks so much to those who have come out to see us and Hello to our new fans!
Some of you may have noticed that our band has been expanding over the summer (see pic). Because of this exciting new reality, we’ve decided to hit pause on touring for a little while and focus homeward for the first time in 6 years. We’re playing our last shows up until 12th October.
Thanks so much for your support over these years. We’ll see you soon!
We’re very excited to announce the dates below!
Aug 22 | Golden Leaves Festival – Darmstadt, DE
Aug 23 | The Brave Festival – Amsterdam, NL
Sept 07 | Bruis Festival – Maastricht, NL
Sept 16 | Oporto – Leeds, UK
Sept 17 | Nice N Sleazy – Glasgow, UK
Sept 18 | Electric Circus – Edinburgh, UK
Sept 20 | Art House – Southampton, UK
Sept 22 | Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
Sept 23 | The Bicycle Shop – Norwich, UK
Sept 25 | Old St. Pancras Church – London, UK
Sept 28 | Louisiana – Bristol, UK
Sept 29 | Henry Tudor House – Shrewsbury, UK
Oct 04, 2014 | Luxor – Cologne, DE
Oct 07, 2014 | Nörgelbuff – Göttingen, DE
Oct 08, 2014 | Kleiner Donner – Hamburg, DE
Oct 09, 2014 | Feinkostlampe – Hanover, DE
Oct 11, 2014 | Hedon – Zwolle, NL
Oct 12, 2014 | BItterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
*Ticket links on our website http://rueroyalemusic.com/
*Tickets for the Dutch shows go on sale on Saturday August 23rd at 10AM via the venue websites and Ticketmaster NL.
We made a cameo appearance in Polizeiruf 110 last night in Germany. It was the highest viewed episode of the show ever with 8.5 million viewing! Whoa!
Here’s a teaser of what went down.