YEAH, you think you’ve got moves, Christopher Walken?
The star of Deerhunter and so many other Hollywood classics, who revealed he had an absolute line on owning the dancefloor in the video for Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon Of Choice“, has got some serious Liverpudlian landlord competition coming at him thanks to Red Rum Club.
The Merseyside sextet have just released a cracking little video to accompany their latest pop gem, “Ballerino”, in which the landlord of their local throws some seriously dad-dance shapes after he’s called time, gentlemen, please, the boys having drained their pints and left.
Have a watch below, pick up some tips, and be prepared to slay the floor at the next wedding you go to.
“Bambino” trails the band’s second studio set, The Hollow Of Humdrum, which will be released on October 2nd.
Singer Fran Doran says: “I am always the fool that gets up first at a wedding; the ‘ballerino’ is me.
“The way I see it is that if I’m dancing, then I don’t know what you’re doing sitting there; you should be too.
“Ultimately, it’s about boys not dancing and that sense of unnecessary, toxic masculinity that stops people expressing themselves. It’s like a Billy Elliot story, just forget what anyone else thinks and dance!”
It’s a positive message: hold on to the good times. Get out there, throw some shapes.
Having, like all musicians, been left kicking their heels at a lack of gigs in 2020, Red Rum Club have announced a mega British tour for early next year. Tickets are on sale now, and the dates are as follows:
Wednesday, February 10th, Newcastle, Riverside;
Thursday, February 11th, Glasgow, King Tut’s;
Friday, February 12th, Hull, The Adelphi;
Saturday, February 13th, Manchester, Club Academy;
Monday, February 15th, Sheffield, O2 Academy 2;
Tuesday, February 16th, Huddersfield, The Parish;
Wednesday, February 17th, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club;
Thursday, February 18th, Birmingham, O2 Institute 3;
Saturday, February 20th, Bedford, Esquires;
Sunday, February 21st, Oxford, Academy 2;
Monday, February 22nd, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach;
Tuesday, February 23rd, London, Lafayette;
Thursday, February 25th, Brighton, Patterns;
Friday, February 26th, Truro, Old Bakery;
Saturday, February 27th, Exeter, The Cavern;
Sunday, February 28th, Bournemouth, The Anvil;
Tuesday, March 2nd, York, The Crescent;
After which the band will continue in support of Chrome Waves, appearing as follows:
Thursday, March 4th, Glasgow, Academy;
Saturday, March 6th, Liverpool, Mountford Hall;
Tuesday, March 9th, Leicester, O2 Academy;
Wednesday, March 10th, London, O2 Academy Brixton;
Friday, March 12th, Stoke, Keele University;
Saturday, March 13th, Norwich, Waterfront;
Sunday, March 14th, Cardiff, Tramshed,
And then peeling off for an other round of headline shows at:
Tuesday, March 16th, Bristol, Thekla
Wednesday, March 17th, Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms;
Thursday, March, 18th, Blackpool, Bootleg Social.
Then they’ll perform a hometown show at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall on Saturday, April 17th.
To bag yourself tickets to any of these shows and to pre-order The Hollow Of Humdrum, visit www.redrumclub.com