Ruby Vidor - Diamond Thug - Basement Revolver

Ruby Vidor - Ten Days.

Background - Ruby Vidor, is a 19-year old Melbourne based singer-songwriter releasing her debut independent single, 10 Days. 10 Days is a song about the pain and heartache when time conspires against a relationship. It’s melancholy and gentle vocal underlies the heartbreak that weaves through the captivating melody. 

The lyric starts with a question - can the relationship survive? As the songs builds it reaches the conclusion that the relationship has come to a natural end.

“I wrote this song whilst studying in New York. Relationships start with such promise and yet often the timing is just not right” stated Ruby Vidor. As a songwriter, Ruby loves to tell stories that are inspired by real life experiences. She has a passion to tell a story that connects her with her audience. The folk vibe and love of storytelling is inspired by her greatest musical influences, Missy Higgins, Joni Mitchel and Birdy. Her musical style ranges from Pop, to Indie and even a little bit of country.

‘10 Days’ was recorded independently in 2018, mixed by Andrew Kerridge. The music and lyrics were written by Ruby Vidor in 2017. FACEBOOK.

Upcoming Show: 3rd April - Holy Moly Bar, Hawthorn, Victoria.

'Ten Days' is a sensitive modern folk song. Ruby Vidor's vocals are personal, melodic and refined, add in the beautifully structured musical arrangement and it's impossible to ignore the track or the artist.


Diamond Thug - Sapphire.

Background - In 2016 the South African band, Diamond Thug, recorded their debut EP with the help of Dave Minehan (The Replacements) and released it to waves of support, Indie Shuffle calling it ‘…a joy to listen to’. After significant support on a double platinum selling collaboration, Diamond Thug have introduced their music internationally with singles ‘Eclipsed’, 'Cosmic Dreamer' and 'Sweet Return' which have garnered fast increasing support. 'Choo Choo' is available via Phonofile.

Since their formation, Diamond Thug have continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that’s stay true to their perspective. Their music glides through dream-pop, skittish, off-kilter electronica & psychedelic-rock, creating cosmic-influenced ethereal soundscapes, which swirl below Chantel’s haunting, yet beautiful melodies.

The pursuit of an authentic & honest sound has earned the band various honours in international competitions such as Culture Collide’s pick to perform at SXSW 2017, as well as Converse’s Music Global Takeover and the attention of Grammy Award winner Darryl Torr, who had this to say about the band: "When listening to Diamond Thug, you are taken on a journey. It’s the effortless vocals, supported by a solid band, that tips you over the edge & pulls you through into their world. It’s rare to find a voice that can execute such interesting melodies so effortlessly as well as a band that leaves space for the vocals to shine, yet are able to maintain musical integrity." WEBSITE, FACEBOOK.

We featured Diamond Thug a couple of times in 2017 and so the new song 'Sapphire' was of real interest. The bands creative style of alt rock is centred around some smooth melodic vocals and harmonies, there is something of a fresh Americana feel to the song, along with some deep digging hooks.


Basement Revolver - Lake Steel Oil.

Background - Ontario trio Basement Revolver have re-released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP in a limited run of vinyl pressings via Label Obscura. Formed in the honest grit of Hamilton, ON, the band has seen a quick and notable ascent into the spotlight with their unique brand of 90’s infused indie-rock. Basement Revolver has been able to formulate a captivating and refined hypnotic aural experience typically found with those who are well beyond their years. Rarely captured in first works, the band exhibits this maturity and ensures promising future releases.

“Lake, Steel, Oil is song that kind of grows and progresses with me moving through life. It starts out with me and my sister as kids watching the northern lights on Manatoulin Island. As a young adult, I moved to Hamilton while my sister moved to Alberta as a newlywed. The song turns to reflect on Hamilton – this city that I have come to love and to call home. It is a reminder that our lives are short, so we shouldn’t waste it. So I guess that those are all things that we tried to show in this video – how as a band we all have our separate lives but we all find a home (in some form or another) in Hamilton. It is what brought us together as a band.”

Before the release of their debut, Basement Revolver was already opening for accomplished acts such as Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club) and others. Sensing something special between the band, six months into the project they seized the opportunity to record with local studio, TAPE (Memoryhouse, The Dirty Nil, Single Mothers). Together with Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell they began to sculpt and carve out their signature atmospheric sound. Gaining momentum, they soon decided on releasing their debut single, “Johnny”, which encountered an unstoppable wave of support with grassroots endorsements from sites such as The FADER, DIY, Indie Shuffle, CBC, Exclaim! Magazine, and numerous others.

Basement Revolver’s self-titled debut proved to be a success eventually being released via Memphis Industries’ UK sub-label Fear Of Missing Out. The band continued this momentum with the release of their follow up EP Agatha in 2017 which received overwhelming support from fans and critics both old and new. FACEBOOK, WEBSITE.

I have to admit to being a real fan of Basement Revolver ever since I first heard their song 'Johnny' back in 2016 and 'Lake Steel Oil' is our fifth feature for the band. The recent vinyl re-issue of their first EP alongside this new music video is good reason for another chance to showcase the band, whose enchanting & timeless music deserves far wider attention.