Rumour Cubes

We’re going to be playing at Bearded Theory!!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

We’re hugely excited to announce that we will be opening the main stage on Sunday at Bearded Theory festival 2016. We can’t wait! The South Derbyshire festival will be held on the bank holiday weekend of 26th-29th May 2016. See the full line up Get your tickets here. Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population. The festival boasts 5 music stages, theatre, comedy, a huge Children’s Village which is free to use by families, award winning bars operated by Thornbridge Brewery, free hot showers, a festival school operating on Friday enabling children to be taken out of education without being fined, a stunning Woodland Stage set in a Woodland clearing, Healing Area and has National Coach Travel from major cities in the UK. It is one of the very few festivals that allow you to bring your own drink! If you’re going to be joining us, why not let people know? Change your profile picture to this lovely lovely image and help us spread the word...

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Rumour Cubes On Tour!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015

Yes, you read that right. After 5 years, one EP and two albums, we are FINALLY hitting the road in March to tour the UK. England! Scotland! Wales! All on our list! (Sorry, Ireland, you sadly proved too expensive to get to this time around). Details for some of the events are still being confirmed, but we will update you just as soon as we’re able to. We can, however, reveal that we will be joined on tour by vocalist Annie Rew-Shaw and poet Steve Willey, which we’re very excited about. So without further ado, I give you the shows! 8th March: The Flapper, Birmingham – with 40 Watt Sun and Sunwolf (solo set) 9th March: Le Pub, Newport – with Sam Duckworth, Rob Lynch and Annie Rew Shaw 11th March: Taribo West at Bar Bloc, Glasgow – with Phases 12th March: The Cluny 2, Newcastle – with High Tide 15:47, Ten Sticks, and Immy Williams 13th March: Fuel Cafe/Bar, Manchester – with Annie Rew Shaw, Brave the North and Scriblito 14th March: The Victoria, London – with Sam Duckworth and Annie Rew Shaw See you on the road….....

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New Album ‘Appearances of Collections’ Out Now!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014

We are over the moon to have our new album Appearances of Collections out in the wild. Please go and get it here! We have had really great feedback on it, and some lovely reviews too. Thanks again to everyone who supported us during the making of the album, through the Kickstarter, toiling away in the studio or just giving us good vibes! We have also been on our travels – we played at the amazing ArcTanGent Festival and made a lot of new friends. Check out the photos...

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Appearances of Collections now available to pre-order

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

You read it right! You can now pre-order our upcoming album meaning that it’ll be in your hands on 18th August, i.e. release day. You’ll also get an instant download of Seven Year Glitch, which you can listen to below: Reviews have started to pop up in various corners of the interwebs and so far they’ve been pretty complimentary! “Rumour Cubes reveal themselves as hugely talented musicians: every member shines, and each track is a spirited explosion of colourful, pastoral awesomeness.” – 7 Bit Arcade “You have got to buy this. Find some alone time, turn it up and absolutely fucking revel in it.” – Circuit Sweet “When the end of year thought process revolves around and we try to list the year’s finest collections,Appearances of Collections will unquestionably be making an appearance.” – Echoes and...

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ArcTanGent premiere a track from our upcoming album!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014

In truly exciting news, our new album is finished and we’ll be announcing the release date soon. But if you can’t wait that long, the wonderful people at ArcTanGent Festival are premiering a track from it! Listen below:   Post by ArcTanGent.     If that wasn’t enough, we have three other exciting ArcTanGent-related pieces of news: We’re playing on the MAIN STAGE! We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away! Simply enter the competition here (remember to say you’re entering for Rumour Cubes!) If you buy your ArcTanGent tickets through this link, you’ll get a free download of our album when it’s released   We’re hugely excited to be playing at ArcTanGent this year (in case you hadn’t guessed!) and we hope to see lots of you there 🙂  ...

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The Mystery Harpist

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014

On a greyish Sunday in February, we were recording some additional instruments (namely clarinet and cornet, provided by the lovely Freya and Claire) at Amazing Grace Studios. As I walked towards the front door, there appeared to be a harp outside. As I got closer, it transpired that there was indeed a harp outside, accompanied by a harpist. My initial – not unreasonably – assumption, was that we’d found someone to play harp on our album and as I was trying to work out how on earth that had happened and why no-one had mentioned it, it became clear that the harpist had no idea he was standing outside a music studio, and was just looking for somewhere to film himself busking in London before he returned to Australia the following day, as his father had bought his first harp here. The harpist in question was Jake Meadows, who, in his own words, “loops  harp, voice and percussive elements live to create rich and deep tracks full of intriguing shifts and contrasts.” The parallels between his compositions and techniques we use in our own music was quite extraordinary. Well, you can’t ignore serendipity when it literally smacks you around the face, so we invited him upstairs to record some of his own compositions, and while he was there he was kind enough to record on one of the tracks from our upcoming second album, so keep your ears peeled for that! In the meantime, here is one of Jake’s...

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