Local post punk royalty and ‘polished scungers’ (their words) Rag n’ Bone have taken a new name. Welcome NEW TALK. We like it. They play their first show as NEW TALK on Saturday, April 21 at The Bird, with special guests Em Burrows & Web Rumors, Teen Angst and Physical Release.
The move has been brought on by the rise of UK star Rag and Bone Man, resulting in a murder of misdirected Facebook messages, baffling playlist additions and undue congratulations from elderly relatives after viewing The Graham Norton Show. To this, the band says “NO MORE”!
Some great memories came from the time with the former name. The last couple of years saw the band release their debut album A Handful Of Ash, play festivals such as Falls, SOTA and City Limits and shows with Stiff Little Fingers, Future Of The Left, WAAX, Jen Cloher and Gold Class, to name a few.
NEW TALK is not a new band. The personnel and ethos remain the same, it’s simply a name change. It follows on quickly from local indie rockers Childsaint changing their name to Calmly due another band with a similar name in the US.
Join NEW TALK for the first time under their new name on Saturday, April 21 at The Bird.