We had a little BotD holiday yesterday because we posted two on Monday. It all averages out, right? So getting back into the swing of things we have Scottish solo act, Ruadh…
How long have you been playing as a solo act?
Ruadh has only existed for 1 year.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The name originates from Scot’s Gaelic roughly translates to something appearing “red” It’s a direct homage to my home town of Rutherglen which is known as the red glen or “an ruadh ghleann”.
What are your influences?
I listen to lots of music styles but for Ruadh I draw from old black metal stuff like Burzum, Emperor, Windir and Bathory.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
This is a really difficult question, I guess that’s for the listener to decide it it’s Interesting or Unique, I write the music I love myself without compromise.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Mythology, History and Nature mostly.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
No shows played yet but there will be announcements about this soon.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
I’ve been to loads of gigs where shocking things have happened, played lots in various bands but I once watched a good friend of mine kick someone on the face onstage for giving him sh*t.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
I play Ibanez & Harley benton guitars with various different things.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
The debut album Sovereign will be released through Northern Silence Productions on 12.04.19 and digitally by myself through Red Glen Productions.
What are your plans for 2019?
Release Sovereign and work on the next album which I hope to have released next year. Not much else other than one live show which will be the very first Ruadh set and I’m looking forward to telling people more about that soon.
From previous Band of the Day, Red Method: How do you approach writing a song?
Songs are totally organic, I never force the writing process. I love the old saying “If you have to force it, it’s probably sh*t”. I’ll write a riff, play about with it and record it in layers then I’ll add other instruments and see how it works as a song, lyrics are almost always written last to fit with the music.
From another BotD, Not Ur Girlfrenz: What was the first concert you ever went to?
Rod Stewart at Hampden park, I was that young I went with my parents.
And from Machines On Blast: What venue would be the holy grail for you to play and why?
Quite honestly, I would love to play in lots of places. I would like to play Southern California so I could get a chance to see the Anaheim Ducks play as I’m a huge fan of Hockey, I would also love to visit San Francisco to see the 49ers play (NFL). Truth is, Playing gigs is a privilege and there are a million places I would love to play so it’s not an easy question to answer.