Ruby + Fiona Soe Paing
The genre-defying singer-songwriter Lesley Rankine launches a brand new RUBY tour across the UK with support from experimental artist FIONA SOE PAING.
Lesley Rankine started out in London as lead singer for indie punk band Silverfish, before going solo as RUBY from ’94. Electronic, jazz, industrial, rock and just out-there experimental; ruby pushed boundaries in music, with Lesley working alongside producer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Walk (Skinny Puppy, ohGr). Reaching a wide audience and critical acclaim with the album “Salt Peter”, the single “Tiny Meat” became an alternative radio staple.
Lesley draws from all the parts of her divergent musical career in ruby’s new music. Eclectic as ever, she continues to progressively use technology in song-crafting. Her live performance promises to be an engaging experience for fans and lovers of original alternative music as ruby returns with a new sound and a new set of scorching songs, performing alongside arresting visuals from Berlin filmmaker Ceven Knowles in the first totally solo outing for her new material since releasing the 2014 album “Waiting for Light”.
Ruby will be supported by FIONA SOE PAING; a Scottish/Burmese producer and vocalist working in experimental electronic music, extending traditional song structures into unsettling and seductive soundscapes. Fiona will be performing her mesmerising live gig/cinema hybrid show.
Following the release of her debut EP Tower of Babel (Black Lantern Music, 2012), Soe Paing signed with Glasgow’s Hotgem label, also home to Machines In Heaven. Her latest single, Heartbeat, released 19 June is the first track to be revealed from her forthcoming debut album, and featured as track of the day on XSNoize Blog.