I live not far from these guys and I used to live even nearer, so I am surprised I havent come across them before. My brief research (i.e. nicking stuff off their Facebook and Youtube channel has revealed the following:
"Eamon, Dave and Ricky, otherwise known as The Ruskins, have gone from strength to strength since appearing on the scene in 2008. From jamming at home on Isleworth's Worton Estate in West London to whipping the crowd into a stage-invasion frenzy at London's legendary Islington Academy."
Their live appearances can often be raucous and thoroughly enjoyable affairs, and I would love to get to a gig of theirs as soon as I can (guest list invitations are welcome, guys).
The Ruskins have an original line in self-promotion, pulling off enjoyable stunts such as "bandjacking" various events, unofficial "guerilla gigs" and stage invasions.
I can personally vouch for the fact that their single/video "Old Isleworth" (below) paints a pretty accurate picture of their local town. It's a cracking tune, a bit reminiscent of The Arctic Monkeys perhaps, and the video apparently features Effy from "Skins" (Kaya Scodelario) and "Shameless" star Elliott Tittensor. They have had radio plays including a spin by Steve Lamacq on Radio 1. Watch out for them.
Note: The author of this blog in no way condones the theft of road traffic signs.
The Ruskins despair at what has become of their hometown in their nevertheless upbeat single 'Old Isleworth' featuring Kaya Scodelario (Skins) and Elliott Tittensor (Shameless)
Would It Make You Laugh
Eamon leaves the rest of the band behind and performs for Balcony TV in Camden Town.
Actually not really an interview but some live footage plus Eamon talking to camera.
The Ruskins bandjack Soccer AM
A short film in the Italian neo-realist style.
The Ruskins at the Camden Crawl
Features footage of a "street rave".
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