Rue Royale (band)

Rue Royale[1] is an Anglo-American indie folk band based in Nottingham, England. The band was formed in Chicago by the married couple Brookln and Ruth Dekker in 2006.[2][3] "We play hypnotic indie-folk-pop influenced by American and British folk, soul and rock." says Brookln.[4]

Rue Royale
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Background information
OriginNottingham, England
GenresIndie, Pop, Ambient, Folk, Indie folk
Years active2006-present
LabelsSinnbus
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersBrookln Dekker
Ruth Dekker

Initially based in Chicago, the band's first release The Search for Where to Go EP was self-released in January 2007.[5] "Once we decided to start a band, we hit it running. We decided the next day (literally) to write and record a 5 song ep in 6 weeks time."[3] After a year of playing the Chicago circuit, Rue Royale recorded their self-titled full length Rue Royale and took it on their first European tour from 1 March – 30 April 2008. The tour consisted of 31 concerts in six countries including: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Germany.[6]

After the band's premier European tour, they decided to uproot their homestead in Chicago and relocate to the UK in order to tour Europe full-time.[7]

In 2010, the band recorded their Wapping Press Session EP with producer Paul Pilot.[8]

2011 saw the self-recorded and released second album Guide to an Escape. Again the band enlisted the help of Paul Pilot in mixing the album.[9] In March 2012, Sinnbus re-released Guide to an Escape in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Then following the release in March Sinnbus went on to extend the release to France and Italy in August.[10]

Rue Royale released their third full-length album Remedies Ahead in September 2013.[11] Mercedes Benz featured the first single "Set Out To Discover" and called it "tender yet sprawling folk pop".[12]

The band is also known for their handmade CD packaging and bespoke merchandise.[13][14]

Film and televisionEdit

  • Rue Royale's song "Parachutes and Lifeboats" was featured on the soundtrack of Judson Pearce Morgan's film The Collective.[15]
  • Rue Royale's song "Even In The Darkness" has been featured on MTV's Engaged and Underaged Episode 208.
  • Rue Royale's song "Parachutes and Lifeboats" has been featured on MTV's Exiled Episode 109.
  • Rue Royale's song "These Long Roads" has been featured on MTV's Teen Mom Episode 111.
  • Rue Royale's song "Tell Me When You Go" has been featured on MTV's Teen Mom Episode 105.
  • Rue Royale's song "Shouldn’t Have Closed My Eyes" has been featured on MTV's Catfish[16]
  • Rue Royale were on ZDFkultur's TV Noir, in 2013 with Thees Uhlman.[17]
  • Rue Royale performed on 8 April 2014 as guest stars an acoustic version of their song "Guide to an Escape" in the German TV crime movie series Polizeiruf 110, episode "Käfer und Prinzessin".[18]
  • Rue Royale's song "UFO" was covered on X_Factor_(Denmark_season_11) by Place on Earth - X Factor 2018 with Dorit Chrysler.

CollaborationsEdit

  • In 2012, Rue Royale co-wrote "Lazerman" with Swiss rapper Greis.[19] Lazerman was the second track on Greis's album entitled "Me Love". "Me Love" entered the Swiss charts at number 6 and stayed in the charts for 8 weeks.[20]
  • Rue Royale's song "Flightline" was sampled in J. Cole's song "Miss America" which was released on 13 November 2012.[21][22] "Miss America" (which peaked at No. 34 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart[23]) was the first single from the album Born Sinner which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 297,000 copies in its first week of release. After two weeks of being at number two, Born Sinner climbed to number one in its third week.[24] As of 19 September 2013, the album has sold over 599,000 copies in the United States.[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

  • The Search for Where to Go (2007) EP[25]
  • Rue Royale (2008)[26]
  • "Tell Me When You Go" (2009) 7" single[27]
  • Christmas EP (2010)[28]
  • Wapping Press Session (2010) Tour EP[29]
  • "Halfway Blind" (2011) 7" single[30]
  • Guide to an Escape (2011)[31]
  • Remedies Ahead (2013)[32]
  • In Parallel (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rue Royale". A Badge Of Friendship. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Rue Royale | New Music And Songs". MTV. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Interview // Rue Royale - Cattail Down Music Blog". Cattaildown.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  4. ^ "5 Things About… Rue Royale | Features and Interviews | Artrocker". Artrocker.tv. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Rue Royale | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  6. ^ "2008 DATES". Rue Royale Music. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Rue Royale, Ruth & Brookln". Your Music Today. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Rue Royale | The Wapping Press Session ( Tour EP) | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Rue Royale « End of the Road Festival | 29th - 31st August 2014". Endoftheroadfestival.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  10. ^ "sinnbus - sr045 | Rue Royale - Guide To An Escape". Sinnbus.de. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Track-by-Track | Rue Royale ~ Remedies Ahead". GoldFlakePaint. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  12. ^ "mb! by Mercedes-Benz » Rue Royale: Free Download of the Week". Mb.mercedes-benz.com. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Rue Royale biog update | Dadrock". Dadrock.wordpress.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Interview with Rue Royale". Indigits. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  15. ^ "The Collective (2008) : Soundtracks". IMDb.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Music from Catfish Season 2 Episode 13". Soundtrack.mtv.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  17. ^ "TV Noir » Rue Royale". Tvnoir.de. 22 September 2013. Archived from the original on 7 May 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  18. ^ "Rue Royale - Guide To An Escape (Acoustic Version)". YouTube. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greis feat. Rue Royale - Lazerman". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  20. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greis - Me Love". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  21. ^ "J. Cole's Miss America sample of Rue Royale's Flightline". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Miss America by J. Cole Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  23. ^ "J. Cole: 'Born Sinner' Album Preview". Billboard. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  24. ^ "J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' Jumps to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Rue Royale - The Search For Where To Go (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  26. ^ "Rue Royale - Rue Royale at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Rue Royale - Tell Me When You Go (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Rue Royale - Christmas EP (CDr) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  29. ^ "Rue Royale - Wapping Press Session (Tour EP) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  30. ^ "Rue Royale - Halfway Blind (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  31. ^ "Rue Royale - Guide To An Escape at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  32. ^ "Rue Royale - Remedies Ahead at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.

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