The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

RUTS DC, Ruts DC live at Rescue Rooms

  • Sunday 11th October 2015
  • Supported by: shooze

DHP Presents


RUTS DC 2014

Genre Punk rock, reggae

Hometown London, England.


After The Ruts.…..

In December 2008 John “Segs” Jennings and Dave Ruffy returned to Ariwa Studios as Ruts D.C. to record some new tracks with Neil “Mad Professor” Fraser. The project, entitled Rhythm Collision Vol. 2, was mixed in Brighton by Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi and was finally released in 2013.

The band enlisted Leigh Heggarty on guitar, Seamus Beaghan on Hammond organ, and Molara on additional vocals and percussion, and completed some British dates supporting Alabama 3 in November and December 2011. The band also played the Rebellion Festival in August 2012, at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, alongside Rancid, Buzzcocks, Goldblade, Social Distortion, Public Image Ltd and a reformed Anti-Pasti amongst others.

Stiff Little Fingers included their own version of “Staring at the Rude Boys” as an encore song, on their March 2013 UK tour. They were joined on stage by John “Segs” Jennings at the London gig on 22 March.

The band toured with The Damned in November and December 2013 and in 2014 are scheduled to play a number of concerts and festivals throughout UK as well

What the press says "There’s a timeless poignancy to Jenning’s forlorn heroin lament Love in Vein, dedicated to Owen, and the roots of Pixies, Weezer and the Strokes poke through, even before they ramp up the dodgy amphetamine quotient to Clash-thrash levels through Staring at the Rude Boys, Babylon’s Burning and In a Rut, complete with an uncanny snippet of Public Image as a stamp of authenticity" - The Guardian

What Rescue Rooms "Seriously excited to see the punk legends rock our stage"

Everyone's favourite track 'Babylon's Burning'

Links Twitter // Website



Who are Shooze?
Three-piece ska-punk band from Redditch, made up by brothers Jon Kings (lead vocals/guitar) and
Ryan Kings (vocals/bass), joined by
Ricky-Lee Cooper (drums.)

Shooze have recently stepped off a UK wide tour supporting eighties' icon, Adam Ant, on his 'Dirk Wears White Sox' tour, having previously supported him twice before after being hand-picked by Adam Ant himself.
Shooze, formerly New Killer Shoes, have also joined the likes of Brad, Kids In Glass Houses and My Passion on tour. They also featured on the Kerrang! Breakthru’ Tour 2011 and have played festivals such as Birmingham ArtsFest, Strawberry Fields, and Download.

Links: Website // Facebook // Twitter


 Please note this is a 14+ show.