Rudimental giving their LP a US release (stream it), touring
by Andrew Sacher
UK dance quartet Rudimental aren't too far removed from fellow Brits Disclosure -- in fact, both groups have collaborated with singer Sinead Harnett (also, just listen to "Baby") -- though while Disclosure almost perfectly blend mainstream and underground dance music, Rudimental do tend to lean more on the pop side. Some of the production veers towards American EDM, and while they've got choice vocalists like Sinead Harnett, and even more interestingly, Angel Haze, they've also got a track with Internet Explorer commercial soundtracking dude Alex Clare.
That said, similarly to a group like Bear Mountain, Rudimental use their mainstream appeal well, and I'd rather see this tearing up the charts than some of the other EDM-inspired pop you see on there. Plus, while Rudimental do have elements of the current house craze, they also set themselves apart by throwing '90s-style drum n bass breakbeats into about half their songs.
Rudimental put out their debut album, Home, in the UK earlier this year, and it will finally be getting a US release next week (8/6) via Big Beat Records. You can listen to the entire album (and read a track-by-track interview) over at SPIN, and stream six of its twelve tracks below.
Rudimental are on tour this year, and they'll be heading to North America this August for some festival appearances at Outside Lands, Made In America, and Osheaga. They'll also be stopping in NYC to open for Emeli Sande (who sings on their album) at her Rumsey Playfield show (8/28) in Central Park. Tickets for that show are still available.
All Rudimental dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...
Rudimental - "Baby" (ft. MNEK & Sinead Harnett)
Rudimental - "Hell Could Freeze" (ft. Angel Haze)
Rudimental - "Right Here" (ft. Foxes)
Rudimental - "Waiting All Night" (ft. Ella Eyre)
Rudimental - "Feel The Love" (ft. John Newman)
Rudimental - "Not Giving In" (ft. John Newman & Alex Clare)
Rudimental -- 2013 Tour Dates
8/2 Osheaga Festival Montreal, Canada
8/3 Veld Music Festival Toronto, Canada
8/4 HARD Fest Los Angeles, CA
8/9 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
8/9-11 Outside Lands San Francisco, CA
8/16 Belfast Vital Festival Belfast, Ireland
8/17-18 V Festival Chelmsford, UK
8/28 Central Park New York, NY w/ Emeli Sande
8/31-9/1 Made In America Philadelphia, PA
9/7 Bestival Isle of Wight, UK
9/30 La Maroquinerie Paris, FR
10/1 Lido Berlin, Germany
10/2 Luxor Cologne, Germany
10/4 Melkweg the Max Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/5 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
10/7 The Academy Dublin, Ireland
10/8 O2 Academy Leeds, UK
10/9 The Arches Glasgow, UK
10/11 O2 Academy Newcastle, UK
10/12 The Warehouse Project Manchester, UK
10/18 Brixton O2 Academy London, UK
11/1-3 Voodoo Festival New Orleans, LA