Reading & Leeds 28-30 August 2009  

The Ruling Class

The Ruling Class consist of Jonathan Sutcliffe (vocals), Tomas Kubovicz (guitar / vocals), Anton Lindberg (bass), Andy Needle (guitar) and Alfie Tammaro (drums). Their sound is unashamedly retro and unmistakably Madchester, their baggy grooves recalling Britpop godfathers Ride, the Stone Roses and Leisure-period Blur.

Together they have spent the past eighteen months working out of their base at the Gun Factory in Stoke Newington. Mercury Award nominees The Horrors have professed their admiration for The Ruling Class's grooves, and their CV certainly lives up to the hype. With gigs in Moscow, Munich and Dresden, tours with The Charlatans and The Twang, and gigs with Glasvegas and Hatcham Social already under their belts, these London boys have big ideas.

Set List

  • 1. Sleeping Beauty
  • 2. Flowers
  • 3. Umbrella Folds
  • 4. Wishes
  • 5. Marian Shrine
  • 6. In My Solitude
  • 7. If You Wonder / Another Man Fades Down



BBC Introducing Stage

Fri 28 August Leeds

Sat 29 August Reading

Similar artists

Brought to you by...

Today's Most Viewed

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Latest from Reading and Leeds Twitter

Follow Reading and Leeds Twitter on Twitter

Embed Code

To use this panel on your own page, simply cut and paste the following code into your blog, etc.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.