Ruptus Jack @ Mango Music
07 Apr 2006 // A review by Shade
When I first heard that Ruptus Jack
was having another tour it was a priority of mine to go along and see them. They played at our 5th birthday gig in Auckland last year and ever since then I haven't been able to get enough of their powerful, catchy and seriously awesome music. So, naturally when they decided to include Palmerston North in their tour schedule, I had to be there.
The gig was originally booked for Guv'nors, however after the management at Guv'nors decided to stop having live gigs there, Ruptus Jack
had no choice but to find another venue. That venue ended up being Mango Music, and despite being a record store, that didn't stop Ruptus Jack
from rocking up a storm. Their music is strong, varied and truly authentic. You can tell that these guys have put a lot of work into perfecting their sound and the result is amazing.Ruptus Jack
have recently released a seven track mini-album Roses And French Lessons
and it is definitely a first rate album. Not only have they released this amazing album, but they have also managed to jump over to Australia and complete the first leg of their tour with Australian band Tenpenny Joke (who have now come over to NZ to complete the second half of the tour). Already Ruptus Jack
is doing very well for themselves and they have achieved so much in the time that they have been together.
All this should prove to you that this is a live act not to be missed - but don't take my word for it - next time Ruptus Jack
are playing near you make sure you head along. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
About Ruptus Jack
Ruptus Jack are an Auckland-based five-piece who have been described as an eclectic blend of metal, punk and drum 'n' bass. Extensive touring around New Zealand for the past 5 years has seen them rack up 2 nationwide tours and the release their debut EP titled 'Roses and French Lessons'.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ruptus Jack
Most recently in March 2006 Ruptus Jack jumped over the ditch to Australia to tour with Melbourne band Tenpenny Joke around New South Wales and Victoria.
Ruptus Jack's Debut Full Length Album will be out May 10th and they are touring NZ in May to promote it.