GIGsoup Exclusive Interview – Demons Of Ruby Mae

Manchester-based Demons Of Ruby Mae will release their debut, self-titled album on October 26th.  They’ve also just released a new single ‘Young Blood’ which you can check out below:

Co-written with Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello-winning James Sanger, whose has previously worked with acts such as Faithless and Brian Eno, the album sees them combining electronic synths, beats, haunting indie-pop hooks and soaring vocal hooks.

Ahead of the release of the album we had a chat with them about the album and their plans for the rest of the year …

Could you introduce yourselves?

So we’re Adam & Jonny and we’re probably better known as Demons of Ruby Mae, a two-piece from Leicester, although we now live in the wonderful city that is Manchester.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

We both have different influences and I think that can be apparent in our music. I (Adam) am a huge fan of The National & Nick Cave and I think all of the music I’ve written could be relatable. Jonny always cites Bowie, Rolling Stones & Mansun as bands and artists he grew up listening to.

To be honest it’s a difficult question to answer as there are so many influences both inside and outside music that shape the way we write.

Could you talk about your new Album? How was the writing and recording process? 

We’re really excited to release our first album (out 26th October) as it’s a showcase for our first pieces of work. We’ve spent nearly 2 years writing and recording the album, heading over to France to work with James Sanger (Keane, Brian Eno, Faithless) and recording with our good friend Dan Willett from Univibe Studios in the UK to put it all together.

We spent a lot of time discussing the songs which would make the album, and what body of work would best represent us as a band, and we’re really happy with what we have created.

What was the inspiration behind ‘Young Blood’? What does the track mean to you? 

I suppose it’s about taking a chance on love when you’re young and you have nothing to lose. Seeing where it takes you and having no regrets.

How have your recent shows been going?

Our tour has been great so far! The crowd in every city have really been really engaging and we’ve had such a good time, so we’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to come and watch! We’ve got 2 cities left, Nottingham & Newcastle so head down!

What are some of your future plans?

Once the tour finishes in November, we’ll be heading back into the studio and recording new material to release in 2019. Since finishing our album we’ve continued writing and already looking towards our next singles and albums. We love writing and want to keep putting new material out there for our fans.

Name us some new bands from Manchester we should know about?

Too many to mention! Although not exactly ‘new’, we’re loving PINS at the moment. Need to mention ‘Easy Life’ too for some Leicester love. Those boys are smashing it.

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