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Genre: Acoustic / Alternative / Folk
Location London, London and South East, Un
Profile Views: 88296
Last Login: 5/3/2012
Member Since 2/4/2006
Record Label River Rat Records
Type of Label Indie
BioRuth Theodore is a compelling and original songwriter based in London UK. Her writing has gained the respect of fans and critics alike, most notably for her second album White Holes Of Mole Hills, which was released in February 2010 on River Rat Records / Proper Music Distribution.
MembersRuth Theodore (Voice & Guitar), Haruna Komatsu (Clarinet), Clarissa Carlyon (Cello and Melodica), James Hurst (Bass), Dave Jennings (Drums).
Sounds Like"Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyone else performing them, following none of the more conventional styles of song-writing. And it actually works." - The Guardian (****)
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So meet Magda! Practically everything you see was hand made and hand moved. Hope you enjoy! http://t.co/SWLW3XEJgd
'Archimedes' gets its first public airing in the June edition online now. http://t.co/7xWItAQszb
Special and very limited editions of my new album are now available to pre-order. THANK YOU! http://t.co/HglrDPE3VD
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"Breathless vocals, angular, cryptic, and engaging. Beneath the self-conscious eccentricity there's a serious musician." - The Observer on Sunday
"Her tales of broken and strange people can send shivers up the spine." - Q Magazine ★★★
"This is story telling at it's neatest, but messy in design and complicated in spectre. Ruth Theodore pushes boundaries, tests the audience and the ability of music, instruments and words to be more than just a song. This album is evidence of true, distinct talent." - Maverick ★★★★★
"Ani DiFranco and Martha Wainwright are the closest analogues - yet she's more playful and dangerous than either." - Uncut ★★★
Originally from a “nowhere place” between Winchester and Southampton, Ruth learned violin from an early age, before teaching herself guitar as a teenager. Her individual style as a guitarist has intrigued listeners and players, particularly those of the traditional folk inclination, since there is very little traditional about her playing.
Ruth’s lyrical creativity is always the focus of the writing though. Described as cryptic, dark, and even baﬄing, her deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of (and having fun with) the idea of contemporary songwriting.
This combination results in some of the most unique and interesting songwriting and performing from a truly humble, and disarmingly engaging individual.