“Heartaches and Hangovers sees the Ripps chart new territory while refining their sound and retaining their energy, enthusiasm and everyman insight.
Despite their progress they quite literally wear their early influences on their sleeve (the album sleeve gives a reverential nod to the cover of the Clash classic London Calling).
We are witnessing a wonderful new chapter in the story of a captivating Coventry band.
The Ripps of old are dead, long live the Ripps.”
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If being in a band is a journey, then The Ripps have travelled around the world several times. The Coventry band first debuted in 2007 with ‘Long Live The Ripps’ and went on to perform at Glastonbury the same year, storming the indie charts with their 70’s punk influenced songs ‘Vandals’, ‘Loco’ and ‘Holiday’. Brothers Patch and Raul Lagunas experienced the highs of being in a band that was starting to make it big, they were touring the UK and living the dream. But every musician will tell you that the dream can be shattered just as quickly as it was created and The Ripps have endured being capsized a fair few times during their long journey. Thankfully the brothers never gave up and their passion for music can be clearly seen in the long awaited follow up album ‘Heartaches + Hangovers’, released digitally on 21st May and in stores from 4th June 2012.
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