One of Australia’s most celebrated bands, Rudely Interrupted, have toured the world, played the biggest stages, starred in a critically acclaimed film documentary, and shred the stage with the likes of Feist and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
But what make the band’s achievements even more remarkable are the disabilities five of the six musicians share including blindness, deafness, autism and Down Syndrome. Rudely Interrupted is neither a novelty act nor a cover band but rather an inspiring and talented group of musicians that pump out uplifting pitch perfect indie-pop described by The Village Voice, “… as the real deal, a Melbourne group with a taut impassioned sound somewhere between the Killers and Wire.”
Tragedy of the Commons is the debut album from the Melbourne six piece and entertainment explosion Rudely Interrupted. Mixed by Paul McKercher (Spiderbait, Augie March, You Am I) at 301 in Sydney, the band’s ready to tour the USA and Canada in support of its release, available now on .
The band’s latest video single – directed by one of Australia’s leading music directors Tov Belling – “Close My Eyes” is the feature indie clip of the week on ABC TV music program Rage. It will screen across network and pay TV in Australia from May, and USA and Canada throughout June to coincide with the release of the band’s debut album.
In June 2010 Rudely Interrupted perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of the world’s most prestigious disability arts festivals – 2010 International VSA Arts festival. Performances follow in New York City (Pianos), Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl), Northampton, MA
(Iron Horse), Toronto (NXNE Music Festival), Ottawa (Zaphod Beeblebrox) and Montreal (Le Lion D’Or).
Watch the video for “Close My Eyes” below: