Thursday, 6 March 2008

Cubism & Other Forms

Pic by Kelly Watkins

Rubicks are back in the studio recording the follow-up to their debut full length In Miniature. Along with their new material, the band will be supporting Gary Numan on his forthcoming UK tour.

I first saw them when they were a two-piece, supporting White Rose Movement in Birmingham back in 2006 after blagging my way onto one of my friends guest list spots. He apparently knew Vanessa through Myspace and so got invited to the gig with a few places.

I guess that pretty much sums up Rubicks; solid, down to earth people who love what the do and don't lose sight of things. Vanessa and Marc are now joined by Anthony Johns on drums.

Rubicks - I See You

Almost criminally underrated in my opinion, they are at their best when blending Vanessa's incredibly sensitive lyrics with an almost melancholic instrumental sound.

"I'd go walking in the rain, just to see you again, walk for a mile, just to see your smile. It wouldn't matter, whatever the weather, you'd bring a broken tether together forever." from the brilliant Just For You is probably my favourite lyric of theirs.

Here's a preview of their new material...

Rubicks - Red Rock (Teaser)
Buy In Minature


2 Voicemails:

Simon said...

It's spelled Gary NUMAN. Wow, you really know what you're writing about, don't you Carl?

Illegal Tender said...

Hahaha, oh dear. I don't even have an excuse for that. I'm suprised it's taken people so long to tell me about that.