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SoundsXP hosts Breeders legend's new band's London debut

Article written by Paul M - Jan 16, 2013

R.Ring
SoundsXP is proud to announce that R.RING will play their first ever London gig at The Lexington on Friday 8th March, as part of their first ever European tour.

While the name R.RING will be new to your ears, the duo of Mike Montgomery and Kelley Deal will likely be familiar: Montgomery from Cincinnati-based Ampline, and Deal as guitarist for alt-rock legends The Breeders.

Deal and Montgomery met at his Candyland Recording Studio through mutual friends in the band Buffalo Killers. The two hit it off. Montgomery invited Deal to collaborate with him at a forthcoming gig, and thus R. RING was formed. "Mike was invited to play a CD release for a band and asked if I wanted to do it with him. It was kind of like a what-would-we-do kind of thing, and he had sent me a couple of songs. Kim is real busy doing stuff with the Pixies, so rather than waiting around for Breeders stuff to transpire, this has been really good for me to sit down and practice stuff, write new songs, and kind of stay busy doing stuff."

That "stuff" is going well for R. RING, garnering them support from the likes of VICE (check out the interview), Pitchfork and Stereogum over in the US.

R.RING perform as a duo: vocals, guitars and keys. The results are sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song:

Fall Out & Fire - Link

Fall Out & Fire Session (kicks in at about 33 seconds) - Link

See - Link

Support at The Lexington date comes from Glasgow's Golden Grrrls, a 3-piece inspired by 80s New Zealand and Australian indie pop, DIY punk and Glasgow's own rich pop history (think The Vaselines, The Pastels). Their single We've Got will be out on 25th February. Listen here

Also on the bill are Slushy Guts "drawing on the avant-rock of people like Jim O’Rourke and fuelled in equal parts by hysteria, introspection and a desire to melt pop into weird new shapes."

...and Belgian songsmith equinox, the peacekeeper.

Tickets will be available via WeGotTickets.com at £12 (Ticket link here)

The Lexington is at 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington N1 9JB.

Links:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/196046

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