In a steel town nearing the north east peninsula of England, Ruen Brothers were born/formed/created. Watch exclusive videos of their performance at Dot to Dot Festival 2013, including our interview, below.
There are a few things Scunthorpe has brought to the world; Steel, Howard Devoto and Elliot Morley are probably what come to mind if you have a good think... Now two brothers, Rupert (Guitar/Vox/Harmonica) and Henry (Vox/Guitar) Stansall - a duo, clad predominately in black - who echo the sounds of the early to mid 60's, combined with what they describe as their "own thing" to create "a new genre" are set to hit the scene.
Imagine reverberant swells of Phil Spector's 'Wall Of Sound' pulsing through you, mixed with unique, melodic guitar riffs that Keith Richards would turn a smile to, vocals which derive from hours of listening to Orbison and the like, and that may paint a bit of a picture for your ears... eyes... ears. The sound is BIG, with elaborate melodic hooks and lyrics, straying from the 'Throw your hands in the air' and 'Oh oh oh's', of the majority of today's - rightfully changing - music scene.
Ruen Brothers write/record and produce almost everything you will hear, with the exception of hooking up with producer/writer Matt Schwartz (Massive Attack/Clement Marfo & The Frontline) for their track 'What's Going On'.
Recently they've been working with Grammy Award Winning producer Liam Watson at Toe Rag Studios; to really start honing their sound. They will perform at Dot to Dot Festival 2013.