Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) To Work With The Rumble Strips On Upcoming Sophomore Release Announce UK 2009 Tour

Owen Pallet aka Final Fantasy is using his orchestral expertise to score the new Rumble Strips album. His previous work has included scoring the orchestral and string arrangements on Arcade Fires’ ‘Funeral’ and ‘Neon Bible’ albums and more recently on, The Last Shadow Puppet’s ‘The Age of The Understatement’.On working with The Rumble Strips, Owen said:

“I’m excited… I don’t get to run orchestral sessions as much as I’d like.  It’s a real treat for me.  Working with the band and Ronson has been easy”

“The album is the most infectious record I’ve ever worked on.  It reminds me a bit of The La’s.”

“A record made by a rock band sounds like a studio, or a bar.  It sounds like fitted jeans and cigarettes.  An orchestra, on the other hand, can put a song in a range of times or places.  It can put Scott Walker in Copenhagen, or Sinatra in Vegas, or Aerosmith in space.”

The band are putting the finishing touches to their new record, recorded with Mark Ronson. More details to be announced shortly.

The Rumble Strips return with a 21 date UK tour this March to precede their as yet untitled second album. This is the band’s first headline tour since the Girls and Weather album tour of Autumn 2007 and they are looking forward to getting up close and personal with their UK fans again.UK Tour dates

9 Mar 09     The Rainbow     14+Show         Birmingham
10 Mar 09     The Roadhouse     18+ Show         Manchester
11 Mar 09     The Cockpit         14+ Show accomp.    Leeds
13 Mar 09     Fibbers         14+ Show         York
14 Mar 09     King TuTs         18+ Show         Glasgow, Scotland
15 Mar 09     The Doghouse    14+ Show         Dundee, Scotland
16 Mar 09     The Cluny         18+ show         Newcastle
18 Mar 09     The Plug         14+Show         Sheffield
19 Mar 09     The Charlotte     14+ Show         Leicester
20 Mar 09     Junction 2         16+ Show         Cambridge
22 Mar 09     The Arts Centre     14+Show         Norwich
23 Mar 09     The Joiners         14+ Show         Southampton
24 Mar 09     Komedia         14+Show         Brighton
25 Mar 09     Dingwalls         14+Show         London – *SOLD OUT*
27 Mar 09     The Rockhouse    14+Show         Derby
28 Mar 09     Charlie Browns    16+Show         Luton
1 Apr 09     Clwb Ifor Bach     14+Show         Cardiff, Wales
2 Apr 09     The Cavern         16+ Show         Exeter
4 Apr 09      Tap N Tin         18+ Show         Chatham
5 Apr 09     Guildhall         14+ Show         Gloucester
6 Apr 09     Thekla         14+ Show         Bristol

The Rumble Strips are:

Charles Waller – Vox / Guitar
Matthew Wheeler – drums
Henry Clark – keys / trumpet
Thomas Gorbutt – Sax / bass
Sam Mansbridge  – Bass/ Percussion


For Press Contact Kip Kouri – kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com

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  1. On my ps2, final fantasy is the game i most play

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