Ruts DC Announce “ELECTRAcoustic Vol. 3” Album & UK Tour Dates

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All good things come in threes. Aristotle wrote this way back in the 4th Century. Omne trium perfectum; everything that comes in threes is perfect. And so, Ruts DC complete the trilogy of their ELECTRAcoustic series with volume 3, that will be released on July 5th via Sosumi Recordings. Recorded once again at South London’s Perry Vale Studios with Jessica Corcoran and mixed and mastered by Greg ‘Wizard’ Fleming at Brixton’s Jamm Studios. ELECTRAcoustic Vol: 3 is another deep dive into the vast musical pool that encompasses both Ruts DC and The Ruts.

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Whilst Ruts DC’s reputation as one of the most vibrant and high-energy forces to be spawned from the late seventies punk explosion is assured, the stripped-down acoustic side of their persona has really come to the fore in recent years. From their first acoustic gig at the much missed 12 Bar Club in Central London, back in February of 2014, their stripped-down sets alongside their full-blown electric performances have become a highly anticipated event at Rebellion Festival every year and now the band are set to take their acoustic show on the road for a full UK tour in July to celebrate the release of Volume 3.

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“I think we’d definitely gained a lot of confidence from the fantastic and surprisingly raucous reception to our acoustic sets at Rebellion Festival. The first question regarding doing a third volume though was ‘what songs are we going to do? Which ones haven’t we done yet?’ But we quickly had a short list of 36 songs that we thought might work.” (bassist and vocalist John ‘Segs’ Jennings)

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Honing the list down to twelve choice songs, ELECTRAcoustic Vol: 3 features cuts from The Ruts glory days alongside tracks from 2016’s Music Must Destroy and 2022’s Counterculture?, and for the first time in the series we’re being treated to a brand new song, Bound In Blood.

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“I’d started the song at home with just acoustic bass and vocals with a view to it being a full band production but as we started working it through, it seemed like a real contender for this album, it just kinda fitted in. Now it seems to be everyone’s favourite. Acoustic versions of full band songs are one thing, but starting a song acoustically sets up a whole different intention. ‘In A Rut’ was actually like that and ‘Bound In Blood’ is the same so it all makes sense really. In general, though, all three of these albums are about re-interpreting our songs in a different format. The messages remain the same and, in most cases, they become even more intense.” (John ‘Segs’ Jennings)