Equinox the Peacekeeper
Sat 9 Mar 2013 Price: £12.50 Doors Open: 20:00Buy tickets ShareThis
R.RING may be a relatively new band, but the duo of Mike Montgomery and Kelley Deal are no strangers to the music scene. Montgomery has played in the Cincinnati-based band Ampline for ten years, and Deal is guitarist for alt-rock mainstays the Breeders.
R.Ring were formed when Deal and Montgomery met at his Candyland Recording Studio through mutual friends in the band Buffalo Killers. Montgomery was scheduled to play a show and invited Deal to collaborate with him. “Mike was invited to play a CD release for a band and asked if I wanted to do it with him. It was kind of like a what-would-we-do kind of thing, and he had sent me a couple of songs. Kim is real busy doing stuff with the Pixies, so rather than waiting around for Breeders stuff to transpire, this has been really good for me to sit down and practice stuff, write new songs, and kind of stay busy doing stuff.
To celebrate Record Store Day R.Ring has hand-made 50 copies of a cd containing two songs recorded live in Kelley’s Kitchen.
They also have made 100 copies of the DEVO song “Mr.DNA” that we covered with artist Kristian Svitak on limited, hand-cut, griptape-covered blocks of wood, each custom stencilled. The discs contain an audio track of the song plus a video clip of the song.
R.RING performs as a duo: vocals, guitars and keys. R.Ring is Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song.