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Live Review: Rubylux – Monday 21st June 2010 – Water Rats, London, UK

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Rubylux are a fairly new band consisting of four bright and spritely lads from Brighton’s buzzing music scene and are now also one of the UK’s brightest up and coming bands.

Their debut album Fake Control was released at the start of the month and on its first day was catapulted to the Top 20. An impressive feat for a new band and one worth celebrating in rock star style.

Out and about to showcase songs from the record, the four piece made a date with London’s Monto Water Rats to show their offspring off, supporting singer Liam Lever.

The boys came on stage at just after 19.45pm and played a set of seven tracks from Fake Control. Small and intimate, the venue was the perfect showcase setting for the band with its complimenting acoustics.

Opening with the atmospheric They Sold You before sliding into their first single The Boy Could Fly, they gradually grew more and more confident on stage, clearly enjoying and lapping up the attention from the crowd that doubled during their performance.

Further down the set with a bluesy and pulsating intro, Inside, a song vocalist Rob described being inspired by “finding the truth inside you” saw the band really come into their own. At this point of their performance they were Rock Gods, completely engulfed in their performance, and you could see that they were just loving it. From here the set really picked up and we saw the guys waving about the stage and working even more so off each others vibe.

What You Need followed and was the highlight of the night. A really tight track with all the band singing along in some capacity. The smooth synth and fellow band members backing vocals making the perfect team injection.

Ending the nights performance with I Want You, the foursome gave their last push of energy and said goodbye to the crowd on a high note.

As well as playing and performing like stars in the making the band came across genuinely personable and down to earth as well as showing gratitude to the fans who were there to see them play. They spent time talking between every couple of tracks and pointed out drummer Mike’s birthday when promoting their upcoming gigs with Mike gaining an audience chuckle after giving an open invite to a his birthday BBQ.

Rubylux are a band on the rise and with an album of radio friendly, superbly crafted pop/rock and acoustic synth numbers and an electric stage presence we will hopefully be seeing a lot more of this fun Brighton clan.