Born Ruffians – Needle


Oh, pure joy! Don’t be fooled by the folksy ballad beginning of this new track by Canadian indie rockers Born Ruffians, the song shortly explodes into a fun-fest of arse-wiggling proportions. But don’t skip over the opening just yet. Lyrical and commanding, it is the thread that runs through the song, which speaks of finding belonging amid the insecurities of growing up.

A nod to Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues is apparent, but when the song swings up-tempo, Needle shines open, with a catchy guitar rhythm that will have you bopping senselessly about.

If this infectious first single is anything to go by, Born Ruffians third full-length album Birthmarks will be a cracker. It’s set for release on April 16.

Words by Katie Mayors

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