The Rupees are inescapably distinctive. Their rock n roll sound is a surging, unrelenting force of distorted synthesizers and guitars that will envelope you like a nuclear wave. The confident, high octane blast is typified by Ryan’s snarling vocals that spit out curt messages of optimistic underdogism that transcend into gargantuan and unifying choruses.
Ryan, Seamus, Tom and Ed are The Rupees and their music has been showcased on BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC Radio 6 (Steve Lamacq), and Sky Sports (Soccer AM). Having played Reading Festival, Glastonbury and Bristol Harbourfest, supporting bands such as Blossoms and The Growlers and selling out numerous headline shows, The Rupees are making a serious racket that is becoming hard to ignore.
The band are about to undertake their first UK tour in October 2019 taking their noise to London, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and Wolverhampton. Having just left the studio their arsenal is full with four singles ready to attack the UK public in 2020 and with further studio time planned it seems the assault is set to continue.
Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6
‘These boys from Bristol have got something here’
‘Blinding synth rock to have you compelled to dance mindlessly to its
thundering upbeat thrill.’
For songwriter Ryan Tucker, the meaning behind The Rupees music is simple - ‘No messing about and nothing plastic, we’re making music that is going to give you energy, make you move, sing, and lose yourself in. Escape the 9-5, escape everything for a while and be somewhere better’.
Ryan Tucker - Vocals, Guitar
Ed Shakespeare - Synths and Guitar
Seamus Daley Dee - Drums
Tom Phillips - Bass
The Rupees tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Jan 2014.
Official website therupees.co.uk