The Ruby Suns are often compared to the likes of Animal Collective and El Guincho, and, listening to ‘Cranberry’ – a song taken from the band’s imminent third album, Fight Softly – it’s not hard to see why.
Based in New Zealand, The Ruby Suns is really songwriter and producer Ryan McPhun (yes, that’s his real name) and a rotating cast of mates, including members of Lawrence Arabia and NZ electronica guy Signer. Fight Softly is due to be released on March 8 via Memphis Industries, and it finds the band exploring terrain at once more psychedelic and pop than ever before. We urge you to check out ‘Fight Softly’, a sublime, tropical-flavoured mash of soaring vocal harmonies, crunching dancefloor rhythm and juicy R&B synth stabs. You’ll like it.
Download: The Ruby Suns – Cranberry
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