Drive Me, Crazy Tour Orville Peck Ruen Brothers
Orville Peck is country music’s newest outlaw. His handmade, fringed masks, which obscure his features except for a pair of ice blue eyes, belie his deeply personal lyrics, while his ornate Nudie suits recall the golden age of country. Peck’s masks and theatric stage presence immediately grab audience attention, similar to the way Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash’s larger-than-life images captured him as a young man. However, it’s his voice and his songwriting, influenced by Parton, Loretta Lynn, Townes Van Zandt, and Gram Parsons, that have captivated a fan base as extensive and diverse as his musical tastes. Citing artists from Ernest Tubb (the first country artist to use an electric guitar at the Grand Ole Opry) to Kacey Musgraves, Peck says, ”Every decade or so, there comes a new batch of artists that shake up the question of ‘what is country?’ “I’m in the middle of that more often than not these days. I kind of like it, because I think I’m in good company.”
With a pocket full of mid-century tinged recordings Ruen Brothers made the leap from industrial hometown pubs gigs in Scunthorpe, Northern England to recording a debut album with producer Rick Rubin in Malibu, and further; achieving their goal of writing music for award winning films in 2020 (‘The Half of It’ – Netflix Original, ‘Adopt a Highway’ – Blumhouse) due to their cinematic and timeless qualities.
Along their journey, Ruen Brothers amassed international radio airplay, fronted Spotify and Apple streaming playlists and performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Bonnaroo, ACL and Shaky Knees. Early support from Zane Lowe led them to a range of opportunities and tours with artists such as Greta Van Fleet, George Ezra, ZZ Ward, Tom Odell, Cafe Tacvba, Nikki Lane and more, including an upcoming Orville Peck tour.
They’ve garnered a wealth of TV and ad placements for companies such as Burberry, Ben Sherman and the BBC, and pricked the ears and written with household names such as The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey.
Ruen Brothers have been featured in NME, The Guardian, Billboard, Wonderland, GQ and more.
They’re set to release their 2nd record ‘Ultramodern’ – Autumn 2021.