Rubric is an original blues/jazz fusion band formed in the North of England in 2011.
They describe themselves as a "musical democracy" consisting of Chris Binding on vocals and guitar, Andrew Bell on guitar, Rob Caroll on bass and Helen Whitford on drums. The entire band have had a hand in creating the songs on The Game. Influences from prog rock, metal, jazz, blues and classical all play a part in The Game. The band's members collaborate to create music that is technical but not self-indulgent and with a fun generic slant.
The title track is an ode to the infinite game between the sexes, a funked up jazzy number that gets you moving from your seat unless, of course you have a deactivated groove gland.
Here's Rubric playing The Game at a live outing at the Voodoo Lounge
|Click to play The Game live video|
The kinetic lyrics continue in the rockier Throw The First Stone, inspired by a eccentric friend who just didn't care what the world expected of him. is no less funky, and promises to be a very enjoyable live track.
Dead Things is a song from the point of view of an apocalyptic Earth complaining in a high energy bluesy manner about the failings of its inhabitants.
A Matter of Rapport has a touch of metal, with prog rock tendencies and some great guitar work before it just stops, no fade. This is a tasty portion of what could be a great album. You want more? Rubric are busy writing and will be shortly back in the studio.
I hope you enjoy this EP as much as we are still enjoying it at Jowheretogo PR.
Rubric can be found on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/RubricBand
and on Twitter : @RubricUK