Announcing 'Brand New Power', the debut album from Ruby Goon released on 19th August 2022 on Phantasy, pressed on vinyl and CD and available to pre-order now. Ruby Goon have shared a new track from the album 'Leech!', which also features on a limited edition 7" alongside 'Cold Wind'.
Order 'Cold Wind / Leech!' 7" vinyl here
Pre-save 'Brand New Power' on streaming platforms here
Pre-order 'Brand New Power' on vinyl or CD here
Phantasy has always found its artist family in unexpected corners of the world, and the music of Ruby Goon is no exception. The label’s latest signing unexpectedly emerges from a previously bustling underground of live music in Moscow, formed and led by Ivan Solimani-Leznhev, a strikingly independent and self-determined young singer-songwriter. Colourful and vulnerable, the music of Ruby Goon soulfully blends early psychedelia, glam and indie rock.
'Brand New Power', the debut album from Ruby Goon, collects these early works into an impressive volume that documents a body of warm-hearted, mature songwriting blessed with the sort of youthful energy that’s difficult to recapture and impossible to resist; that ‘Brand New Power’ that gives the album its title.
Ruby Goon initially came into contact with Phantasy courtesy of the music of Connan Mockasin, an influence on Solimani-Leznhev, and certainly 'Brand New Power' reconnects Erol Alkan’s imprint with a specific strain of outsider music. Still, the realm of Ruby Goon thrives in its own progressive atmosphere, equally resplendent with lyrical and instrumental shades of garage rock and jazz that bathe listeners invited into a warm and deeply personal world.