The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class!
Since they first appeared in my life only a week or two ago, I've quickly realized how much I love The Ruling Class. Their debut EP+7" Tour De Force is out right now on Shelflife Records, who have seemed to being nothing but spot-on since their rebirth last year. The EP is full of glistening and jangly, sometimes shoegazey songs that wouldn't have felt the least bit out of place between Ride or Slowdive in 1991. I'm currently totally obsessed with "Sleeping Beauty" – track one on the EP portion of Tour De Force. The ringing, twinkly guitars and fast paced drumming make me feel like I'm listening to some long lost track that should have appeared on Ride's Nowhere LP. Other highlights include the Field Micesque "Umbrella Folds," which appears on the 7" and EP closer "Marian Shrine" which couldn't be more 90s Manchester if it tried. Have a listen to "Sleeping Beauty" though, you won't regret it, assure you.
[MP3]: The Ruling Class :: Sleeping Beauty (Hiiiiiiighly Rec'd!!!)
Order Tour De Force from Shelflife now! NOW! Not only is it a great record, but if you haven't yet experienced one, the packaging on all of the shelflife stuff is imressively impressive and a joy to hold in your hands :)
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