KALTBLUT is excited to offer tickets to go and see The Julie Ruin play at Columbia Theater Berlin on 27th November! Kathleen Hanna stealthily assembled the members of The Julie Ruin without any of them realizing exactly what was happening. It all began in late 2009. Kathleen had not released an album since Le Tigre’s This Island (2004), and she was ready to jump back into music again. She knew her onetime Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox was going to be moving to New York in the near future, so she didn’t even bother with finding a bass player at first. Carmine Covelli, who had toured with Le Tigre as their video guru, was having a blast at Kathleen’s birthday party when she abruptly asked him to be the drummer. Sara Landeau and Kathleen both taught at Girls Rock Camp and Kathleen lured her into the band by trading Pro Tools lessons for guitar lessons. Sara’s surf-informed style gelled perfectly with Kathleen’s sonic vision for her new band. Kathleen approached Kenny Mellman last with the idea that they should write country songs together to sell to other artists. Within a week of their first meeting, Kathleen’s mysterious “manager” (whom Kenny maintains does not exist) told her that they would never break into the Nashville songwriting scene, so Kenny might as well join her new band on keyboards. Done. Fancy winning those tickets to see the guys live? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and say why you have to go!
Tour Sat, Nov 26 Week-End Festival Cologne, Germany (@ Stadthalle Köln-Mülheim) – Sun, Nov 27 Columbia Theater (DE) Berlin, Germany – Mon, Nov 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands (@ Small Hall) – Wed, Nov 30 Le Botanique Brussels, Belgium (@ Rotonde) – Thu, Dec 1 Point Ephemere Paris, France – Fri, Dec 2 Koko London, United Kingdom – Sun, Dec 4 Gorilla Manchester , United Kingdom – Mon, Dec 5 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom – Tue, Dec 6 The Art School Glasgow, United Kingdom – Sat, Jan 21 Laneway Festival (Singapore) Singapore, Singapore – Thu, Jan 26 Laneway Festival (Brisbane) Brisbane, Australia – Sat, Jan 28 Laneway Festival (Melbourne) Melbourne, Australia – Mon, Jan 30 Laneway Festival (Auckland) Auckland, New Zealand – Fri, Feb 3 Laneway Festival (Adelaide) Adelaide, Australia – Sat, Feb 4 Laneway Festival (Sydney) Sydney, Australia – Sun, Feb 5 Laneway Festival (Freemantle) Freemantle, Australia