In addition to the UK dates announced a few months ago, Nottingham-based drumming duo Rattle will be joining The Julie Ruin for their entire European tour in November and December. They will also be playing other EU shows with bands such as Sleaford Mods.
The group focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone.
Rattle released their eponymous debut album in August via Upset the Rhythm and I Own You Records. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable. Often starting by picking out the ghost notes from the drums to develop a melody, the music then reveals itself in rounds and harmonies with layer upon layer of rhythm and vocal, lending a choral feel to some of the tracks.
Full Tour Dates here:
23/11/16 – Lille, FR at CCL with Nibul, Chanmax
24/11/16 – Hasselt, BE at De Linck with Peuk
25/11/16 – Hamburg, DE at Fabrik with Sleaford Mods & Negative Scanner
26/11/16 – Berlin, DE at Xb-liebig with Xantene
27/11/16 – Berlin, DE at Columbia Theatre with The Julie Ruin
29/11/16 – Rotterdam, NL at WORM Rotterdam with The Irrational Library, Capsular
30/11/16 – Brussels, BE at Botanique Rotonde with The Julie Ruin
1/12/16 – Paris, FR at Point Ephemere with The Julie Ruin
2/12/16 – London, UK at KOKO with The Julie Ruin
4/12/16 – Manchester, UK at GORILLA with The Julie Ruin
5/12/16 – Leeds, UK at BRUDENELL with The Julie Ruin
6/12/16 – Glasgow, UK at Art School with The Julie Ruin
17/12/16 – London, Upset the Rhythm Christmas Party, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club