Category: Rudimental

RUDIMENTAL interview – Evening Standard, 30 June 2017

Rudimental have a new single out today. Good news for fans of their optimistic dance-pop; bad news for their Sunday League football club. Since the band took a break from heavy touring in September of last year, producer/keyboardist/centre back Piers Agget, hype man/midfield general Leon Rolle (aka Locksmith) and keyboardist/striker Kesi Dryden have been free to play on Hackney Marshes… Read more →

RUDIMENTAL, Alexandra Palace – Evening Standard, 19 Oct 2015

As Rudimental return with their second album, it feels like the Hackney dance band have never been away. They’ve toured and toured, in the process becoming a formidable collective of around a dozen role-swapping members and firm festival favourites. How they found time to write new songs is anyone’s guess, yet they sat at number one once again last week… Read more →

ELLA EYRE interview – Evening Standard, 4 July 2014

Ella Eyre is doing her pop career backwards. Having toured the world, with one BRIT Award and another nomination to her name, only now is the Ealing soul singer releasing her first proper single. Except it won’t be downhill from here. “It’s been mindblowing. I couldn’t ask for it to be going any better, really,” she says. Like her friends… Read more →


It was suggested this week that Noddy Holder’s festive yelling on Merry Xmas Everybody has so far earned Slade more than £520,000 in royalties this year alone. That’s some stocking filler for a 40-year-old composition, and the sleigh-bell-infused music keeps coming, with new Christmas albums by everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Mary J Blige this winter (reviewed page 52-53). But… Read more →

RUDIMENTAL – Evening Standard, 15 Feb 2013

Slick operation that it is these days, I miss the days of surprises at the BRIT Awards. There probably won’t be any assaults, sweary speeches or mooning at next Wednesday night’s ceremony, but it would be wonderful if Rudimental, a grinning gaggle of ex-pirate radio DJs from Hackney, could scramble past Coldplay, Adele, Robbie Williams and X Factor winner James… Read more →