Review: Demons of Ruby Mae
Demons of Ruby Mae stopped at The Black Heart as part of their ongoing UK tour.
On the 4th of October Adam and Jonny the two piece band from Leicester performed at the 100 capacity venue in Camden. Frontman Adam is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar and drums as well as taking care of the vocals. Jonny takes care of the melody playing the synthesizer, keyboard and backing vocals. They kept their appearance subdued with basic black t-shirt and jeans but their music was far from basic.
They created a very cinematic soundscape which the audience could lose themselves in. This seemed to be the case as most of the audience were highly intent on listening to the music, bobbing their heads rather than dancing around. However, the pace really picked up whenever Adam jumped on his drumkit adding a much faster tempo and a sense of euphoria to the set – with one guy in particular dancing around like crazy!
You can hear some of the influences in their music such as The War on Drugs and The National but they also put their own spin on it by making it more mellow and chilled – like if you wanted to listen to Imagine Dragons with a hangover.
Overall the set was well constructed, lulling the audience in with the slower more vocal songs but really picking up halfway through whenever the drums were involved. They ended the night with their latest and most upbeat track “Young Blood” which appears on their debut album released on the 26th of October. The duo round off their tour in Nottingham (1st November) and Newcastle (3rd November).
You can grab tickets here