Rawcuss were invited to Abbey Road studios in London, October 2012 to meet with Rob Cass. Rob has worked with many artists and producers from Estelle to John Leckie (Radiohead). Rawcuss in March 2013 recorded a run of upcoming singles out in 2014!
Rawcuss tracks have been played by Steve Lamaq on BBC 6 Music and the band have had airplay on BBC Radio Manchester as well as BBC Berkshire and Lancashire. Most on-line stations regularly play the band and the band are liked by Kimi Ramone who also regularly plays the band in the US on her radio show. Rawcuss recently were played on a Canadian FM radio prime time show gaining new fans…
Mudkiss: ‘…acrobatically musical break dance; tantalising, nimble shoe shuffle bass; tightrope tiptoe, to thrilling roll, of tumbling Adam Ant drums…’ (Read on)
John Robb - “Here’s a great New Band, they cant Spell, but expect great things from Rawcuss”
Paul Travis - “Rawcuss, one of the freshest, most original bands on the current Manchester scene, they have wonderfully crafted pop/punk/ska tunes, clever, witty, lyrics to brighten the dullest of days. This music is the new britpop and deserves to grace the airwaves of our great nation- Music that makes you dance and smile- – go and buy it, see it rocket up the charts”
Gareth Brooks - “Yes i’ve heard Rawcuss, I had a listen to them on the way down here, i do like them. I get what they’re about” (At Printworks band of the year comp final when asked by the compare)
Kimi Ramone - “I love this sound its a mix between The Kinks and The Buzzcocks with a smidgen of Talking Heads in their” (Describing “John Travolta” single)
Steve Lamaq - “This is for all you hollyoaks fans of the show from a great new Manchester band called Rawcuss, this track is a perfect end to the show” (Before playing “TV Fantasies” as last track of his show – about tracks inspired by TV shows – jan 2011)
Artum Online – “great classic britpop exactly what is missing in our time, in the best traditions of blur and mansun”
In their short career, Rawcuss have already rocked many of Manchester’s top venues, recently selling out The Deaf Institute and being thanked by the venue for giving them the highest bar takings for the last 3 years! Rawcuss have also played to great acclaim The Academy, The Roadhouse, Band on the Wall, Ruby Lounge and Night and Day which are all regular home-based gigs. Rawcuss also play many up and coming venues around the UK and regularly gig swap too.
Rawcuss headed abroad to play a three day local festival in Granada, Southern Spain in August 2012 named Lanja Rock to great acclaim gaining Spanish fans. Rawcuss shared the stage with The Futureheads and The whip at Manchester Beached Festival on May 2012. The band head to Bulgaria in March 2014 to play a Snowboard festival, watch this space!
In February 2011, they released their debut single TV Fantasies – inspired by lusting after Hollyoaks hotties and with a video featuring Vicky Binns, former ex-Corrie and Emmerdale star.
Rawcuss - TV Fantasies – Debut single
In May 2011, John Travolta was released, a teen angst track about lusting after girls on nights out under the influence of alcohol and drugs…
Rawcuss - John Travolta
In June 2011, they released Manchester News, a track inspired by the student riots and Manchester newspaper articles…
Rawcuss @ Band on the wall, Manchester
EP – OUT NOW…
Mudkiss: Rawcuss - ‘Feelings’, EP
Jazzy pert drums and fabulous funky bass intro, with distinctive sound and energy, immediately reminded me I had reviewed Rawcuss towards the end of last year. This re-visitation completely re-endeared me to this ray of sunshine band, new wave punk, skittering Ska with Northern heart, cheeky, chirpy, pertinent: ‘Feelings’, ‘John Travolta’, ‘Manchester News’ and ‘TV Fantasies’; four tracks of high energy, agile, acrobatically musical break dance; tantalising, nimble shoe shuffle bass; tightrope tiptoe, to thrilling roll, of tumbling Adam Ant drums; guitars scintillating shimmy kicking gritty grime; vocals sarcastic streetwise cat call, wheedling Banshee to Pistols vocal catch, in rhythmic pattering rap; heralded by passing triumphant brass. Street stories, tracking our modern times in sure footed, highly arresting strut.
UPCOMING GIGS 2014
December – January: Recording single tracks for 2014 Album release.
March 14th – Swan with two necks – Macclesfield
April 17th – Carsons Bar – Middleton, Greater Manchester, Lancs
May 25th – Chorlton Arts Festival - Chorlton Cum Hardy, Greater Manchester, Lancs
June 6,7,8 – Recording – The Chapel – Lincoln
June 14th – Lime Bar (World Cup Event) – Salford Quays, Lancs
June 21st – Headlander Festival – Stockport
July 12th – Carnival Day @ The Pavilion – Congleton, Cheshire