Listen to new single 'What To Say' plus Worldwide Tour Dates Announced

Born Ruffians

Listen to new single 'What To Say' plus Worldwide Tour Dates Announced

01/04/2010
We are pleased to announce the first single release from Toronto's Born Ruffians forthcoming album and their return to the live circuit for 2010 (dates below).

The single 'What To Say', will be release on May 24th and The single includes the a-side title track along with a previously unreleased B-side "Plinky Plonky" and will be available as a 7inch single and in digital format.



What to Say is a soul -tinged yet tightly-wound affair, with watery synths that lurk in the background. The parts hang together, like a clattering machine bonded by a combination of kinetic energy and unshakeable confidence. As Steve Hamelin, drummer for Born Ruffians describes the song as “one of those songs where we put it together out of a bunch of different ideas, and it really came together as a cohesive whole. Unlike some of the songs we’ve put together out of a bunch of ideas, and they sound like a bunch of different ideas.”

As for the album, Say It is due out on May 31st/June 1st. If Born Ruffians' 2008 debut album Red, Yellow and Blue was the result of a talented and precocious gang of freshmen, their 2010 follow-up, Say It, would be the project they left school to finish - a declaration that they're smart and ambitious enough to make it on their own, and furthermore, that they're in it for the long haul.

Taking two weeks to record the album, the band finds itself teaming up again with producer Rusty Santos. The Ruffians and co. holed up at Mississauga's Metalworks studio and loosed the reins on their ambitions, experimenting with Minimoogs and saxophones before eventually scaling much of it back in the mixing process. The result is a mature album, further amplifying the band's unique voice and sound.

What To Say - 7Inch Track list:
A1. What To Say
B1. Plinky Plonky

Pre-order the album Say It at Bleep now



Born Ruffians Live Dates 2010

MAY
11 UK, London - Old Blue Last SOLD OUT
12 UK, London - Hobby Horse, Shoreditch SOLD OUT
13 UK, London - New Slang clubnight, Kingston, Hippodrome tickets
14 UK, London - The Drop, Stoke Newington, (Pure Groove Late), London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
15 UK, Brighton - The Great Escape festival, ACM/The Basement tickets
16 GER, Cologne - Tsunami tickets / 0049 1805 969 0000
17 GER, Berlin - Comet tickets ++49 30 6110 1313
18 GER, Hamburg - Grüner Jäger tickets / ++49 1805 626280
19 NL, Amsterdam - Paradiso tickets / 0900-3001250
21 FR, Paris - Point Ephemere tickets
28, Toronto, ON (Horseshoe Tavern)

JUNE
03 Los Angeles CA (Echo)
04 San Francisco CA (Rickshaw Stop)
06 Portland OR (Holocene)
07 Seattle WA (The Vera Project)
08 Victoria BC (Alix Goolden Hall)
09 Vancouver BC (The Biltmore Cabaret)
11 Edmonton AB (Starlite Room)
12 Calgary AB (Republik)
13 Saskatoon SK (Amigo's)
14 Winnipeg MB (West End Cultural Centre)
15 Minneapolis MN (Turf Club)
16 Chicago IL (Lincoln Hall)
17 Cleveland OH (Beachland Tavern)
18 Brooklyn NY (The Bell House)
19 New York NY (Santos Party House)
20 Allston MA (Great Scott)
23 Montreal QC (Il Motore)
24 Ottawa ON (Mavericks)
25 Peterborough ON (Red Dog)