Liverpool’s Red Rum Club have shared their new single ‘Ballerino’ which is accompanied by a wonderful visual.
The track follows on from the BBC Radio 2- playlisted ‘Eleanor’ and is the second taste of the band’s upcoming full-length ‘The Hollow of Humdrum’.
‘Ballerino’ is submerged in catchy vocals, feelgood trumpets, and hip-shaking rhythms. The video captures a dancing pub landlord after closing time and perfectly embodies the band’s continuous aim to promote positivity.
Frontman Fran Doran commented on the track, saying: “I am always the fool that gets up first at a wedding, the ‘ballerino’ is me. The way I see it is that if I’m dancing, then I don’t know what you’re doing sitting there, you should be too. Ultimately, it’s about boys not dancing and that sense of unnecessary, toxic masculinity that stops people expressing themselves. It’s like a Billy Elliot story, just forget what anyone else thinks and dance!“
Check out the groove-inducing visual below:
The band have also announced a string of UK tour dates for early next year. These include re-scheduled dates, shows supporting Circa Waves, and a homecoming Liverpool show. Tickets will go on sale from 10am on Monday 24th August.
February 10th | Newcastle, Riverside
February 11th | Glasgow, King Tut’s
February 12th | Hull, The Adelphi
February 13th | Manchester, Club Academy
February 15th | Sheffield, O2 Academy 2
February 16th | Huddersfield, The Parish
February 17th | Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
February 18th | Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
February 20th | Bedford, Esquires
February 21st | Oxford, Academy 2
February 22nd | Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
February 23rd | London, Lafayette
February 25th | Brighton, Patterns
February 26th | Truro, Old Bakery
February 27th | Exeter, The Cavern
February 28th | Bournemouth, The Anvil
March 2nd | York, The Crescent
March 4th | Glasgow, Academy*
March 6th | Liverpool, Mountford Hall*
March 9th | Leicester, O2 Academy*
Mar 10th | London, O2 Academy Brixton*
March 12th | Keele, Keele University*
March 13th | Norwich, Waterfront*
March 14th | Cardiff, Tramshed*
March 16th | Bristol, Thekla
March 17th | Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
March 18th | Blackpool, Bootleg Social
Apr 17th | Liverpool, Mountford Hall
*supporting Circa Waves
After turning heads with their debut album ‘Matador’, and now with the release of ‘Eleanor’ and ‘Ballerino’, these are exciting times for the lads, and we couldn’t be happier to be along for the ride.
‘The Hollow of Humdrum’ will be released on October 2nd via Modern Sky. Pre-order here.
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