Following hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed new album Music Must Destroy – which we voted Album of the Year –  THE RUTS DC are gearing up to take 2017 by storm, launching their new single exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Kill The Pain’ heralds the latest burst of activity from the band as they prepare to head out on the road as special guests to THE STRANGLERS on a major UK Tour throughout March and early April.

Lifted from Music Must Destroy, the band’s first new rock recordings since 1981, ‘Kill The Pain’ features backing vocals from STIFF LITTLE FINGERS frontman Jake Burns and SPEAR OF DESTINY / THEATRE OF HATE frontman Kirk Brandon. Having successfully toured together as the ever evolving DEAD MEN WALKING acoustic tour, it was the perfect opportunity to feature the iconic frontmen on the single.

“One of the many highlights of last year was hooking up with Jake and Kirk to do some Dead Men Walking acoustic shows,” explains bassist and vocalist Segs. “Four veterans in one van, how would that go?! In between singing we didn’t stop talking and laughing. It just felt right to have them sing on the single. What with The Stranglers tour coming up, 2017 looks like another exciting year for The Ruts DC.”

‘Kill The Pain’ is released on 3 March via Westworld/Sosumi Recordings (alongside a previously unreleased instrumental version) and is available to pre-order now from iTunesAmazon, Google Play, Amazon US and iTunes US.

RUTS DC: from left - David Ruffy, (drums), John (Segs) Jennings (bass / lead vocal), and Leigh Heggarty, (guitar). This image is licensed for press and promo use in connection with album reviews, interviews and other editorial reproduction. Commercial use strictly by negotiation. (C) 2016 Graham Trott

Catch The Ruts DC on tour with The Stranglers throughout March/April at the following dates….

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  • John on

    Cracking song.

  • david on

    Superb stuff.

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