INTERVIEW: Demons of Ruby Mae

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’ve been good thanks mate. We’ve been back in the studio working on some more new music this week!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Young Blood”?

The song is about being young and  reckless and not being afraid of falling in love.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I think the collection of sounds and synth riff we had as a starting point. It really set the scene for the track.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We’ve actually just released it and it’s had an amazing reaction on the lead up to the album! The idea was to make the video feel electric, which is why we chose Blackpool Illuminations as the location to fit in with that kind of imagery. The out of focus shots give an acidy type of vibe visually which also fits in with the electronic sound of the track really well.

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming the record after the band?

It’s a body of work that reflects who we truly are as a band. Demons Of Ruby Mae has many possible connotations to it too, so it fitted really well.

How was the recording and writing process?

Intense. We recorded and produced the majority of songs in France and then redid the whole album back in the UK to perfect it. It’s been a few years in the making but its been worth the hard work.

What was it like to work with James Sanger and how did that relationship develop?

James is an incredible guy and extremely eccentric! It was something our management arranged and we first went out there for a weekend. From there we built a really strong relationship with James and his family and went back and forth throughout the summer working on ideas with him and building the album.

How much did he get to influence the album?

James is an avid collector of synths and is more well known for his talent as a programmer. If your looking for a pink sounding hippopotamus, he’s more than likely your guy to come up with something believable. He definitely influenced the album in terms of sounds and sonics, but the majority of the song writing came from the band.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than on your own?

Yes definitely. We try to learn as much as possible. I think if you let a producer run free a bit and trust their ideas you soon understand if your on the same page and are able to create something great together.

What role does Manchester play in your music?

We’ve been here for about 6 years now and the move up here was because of our attraction to Manchester’s music scene, so naturally it play a big part. That being said, we’re truly humble and grateful for our roots and the music scene of Leicester which started us off on this journey!

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

As before I guess, it came from the collection of sounds we had as a starting point and it created the imagery for the track.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’ve been touring extensively over the past few weeks and have 2 more shows remaining. One is a The Chameleon Arts Cafe in Nottingham on November 1st and the other is in Newcastle at Head Of Steam on Saturday 3rd November to end the tour. We’re already starting to plan the tour for next year now and can’t wait to step it up again!

What else is happening next in Demons of Ruby Mae’s world?

We’ve got our debut album coming out this Friday 26th October. We’ve recently signed deals with labels in both Germany and America and we’re starting to put together the tracks for album number 2 as we speak.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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