Wed, 22 May 2013
We are celebrating the launch of Dear Lamp Love Moth the third record from Ruth Theodore. Come along and join us at:
MONDAY JUNE 10TH St Pancras Old Church Pancras Road London NW1 1UL Nearest tube is King’s Cross St Pancras Buses: 214 and 46 stop nearby
Sorry this page has been neglected in the madness. See you there!
River Rat Records x
Mon, 04 Feb 2013
The year 2013 is surely underway, and the River Rat office has been quietly buzzing with pensive excitement in light of a little something special upon the horizon. With numerous visits to Abbey Road, countless hours of design meetings and an extended team of Rats on board, it can be said with no hint of hesitation that all resources have been utilised to ensure every bit of the next Ruth Theodore record has the quality it deserves.
You may wish to pencil Spring 2013 into your calendar as a space to watch, but until then, why not follow Ruth Theodore here or sign up to the newsletter, for a steady steam of Ruth Theodore news and events.
Ruth Theodore announces new album for 2012 - Ani DiFranco shows in January, and a full band show in February
Sat, 17 Dec 2011
Yes, this is the exciting news we’ve been wanting to bring you for a while - a new Ruth Theodore album due out summer 2012!
We can’t give away too much just yet, but suffice to say there’s a real sense of excitement bubbling away here at River Rat, having been party to Ruth’s rehearsals and development process over the last few months. With recording scheduled to begin in February, we’ll be bringing you updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the process. Be sure to keep in touch by joining Ruth’s mailing list or ‘liking’ the Facebook page.
Also very much hot off the press (i.e. yesterday), Ruth has been confirmed as sole support for Grammy award winning artist Ani DiFranco, for her two London shows at the fantastic Union Chapel, London, on January 10th and 11th 2012. Tickets are available for the tuesday and the wednesday. Ani is in the UK to promote her new album ¿Which Side Are You On?, her first studio album in three years. Very exciting!
And (almost) finally, an important date for your diaries; On February 10th Ruth and the full band will be playing a special show at King’s Place, London, as part of the Folk Union and Purpose & Grace series’, sponsored by fRoots Magazine. Be sure to get your tickets and be the first to here brand new material and arrangements from the forthcoming album.
If this wasn’t all exciting enough, tomorrow night Ruth and the band are playing a special intimate Christmas show in Camden, London - again with a couple of glimpses of new material! There are some tickets still available so come down and join us for a cosy Xmas evening, in part to celebrate five years of River Rat Records!
That’s all for now (plenty I’m sure you’ll agree).. Have a Merry Xmas and we hope to see you at a show soon.
Wed, 05 Oct 2011
On Friday October 21st, to mark the release of VICTOR MENACE's album, and the re-release of the re-mastered 2009 album "Full Attack, With Sudden Defenses" on Inclusionism Records from THE MAGIC TOMBOLINOS, River Rat Records bring you two titans of 1000mph gypsy mayhem, sharing a stage once more to answer the important questions..
Who will play the fastest? Who will drink the most tequila? And are those* trousers really leather?"
Plus MAD TUNES from DJ PENNY METAL & DJ CHRIS VON TOFU till late.
In all seriousness, this event is a special one. Victor Menace and The Magic Tombolinos go way back, and with VM finally releasing an album, what better excuse to bring everyone back together?
Rumour has it they'll be joining each other on stage, and drinking each other under the table.
Good times.. please join us!
Friday, October 21st 2011 The New Empowering Church 1a Westgate st, Hackney, E8 3Rl
£5 before 10pm / £8 after
Tue, 20 Sep 2011
Good news! You can now pre-order the Victor Menace album from our very own shop, and when you do you'll recieve two tracks to download in any format you desire immediately!
Physical CD orders come with a digital download option included. If you just order the digital version, you'll still get the two tracks in advance and links for the rest will be emailed on the release date.
There will also be a very special London show to launch the album.. details coming soon!
Keep it awkward yeah?
River Rat x
The eponymously titled debut from Hackney’s favourite “Ninja Folk” band, contains eight characterful and original instrumental pieces, running to a whopping 57 minutes.
The compelling and anticipated second album by Ruth Theodore.
Four brand new recordings from Nathan Ball, including 'Footprints' and 'McDonalds For The Mind'.
The long overdue debut release from the world's greatest Ninja Folk band.
13 tracks of beautifully twisted, political and personal mayhem.
All CD and Vinyl artwork is printed on 100% recycled card. Packaging is also made from 100% recycled card, and sealed with rat saliva.
Items ship within 48 hours of receiving payment, often sooner. So for UK orders you can expect to receive your items well within 3-4 days. If this is not possible, we will contact you immediately with an expected delivery date or to arrange a full refund.