Gig raises awareness of Coventry Rape Crisis Support Centre

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“THIS weekend saw some of Coventry’s finest musicians come together to support a local charity.

Over £300 were raised at the Kasbah nightclub, on Primrose Hill, where The Ripps headlined the gig for Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), which provides free support, counselling and advocacy to women, men and children who have been raped or sexually abused at any point in their lifetime”.

Read the original article in the Coventry Evening Telegraph.

“Coventry’s biggest bands on bill for charity gig at Kasbah nightclub”

“SOME of the city’s biggest bands are on the bill to play a charity gig for a local support centre for victims of rape and sexual abuse.

The Kasbah nightclub, in Primrose Hill Street, Hillfields, is hosting the gig on Saturday August 4 in aid of CRASAC (Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre).

Heading the line-up will be Coventry band The Ripps, who will play songs from their latest album Heartaches and Hangovers.

They will be supported by bands Light Cascades and Escape In Paris.

Tickets are £3 from AP Harvey Wines in Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon.”

Album review: The Ripps soothe their Heartaches and Hangovers on fine LP

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“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.”

Read the full review from the Coventry Evening Telegraph.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Ripps – Heartaches + Hangovers

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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