Stella Ruze – The Trollop & The Tippler
You may remember Stella Ruze from a little over a year ago. They were not quite a year into the release of their self-titled EP and Vodka posted the review for Bide The Time from that EP. Well, things have changed in a big way for the band. First, they’ve added personnel. Joining the band since the EP is Sean McIntyre on percussion, Ted Mayo on bass guitar, and Vince Gleason on saxophone. With the addition of these three stellar musicians, Stella Ruze is now a 7 piece band. What this also means is that the sound is beefier and different. Think of Stella Ruze as folk meets rock meets ska and you might be close.
The Trollop & The Tippler (seen/heard here) from the forthcoming (it may be out by the time you read this) January 2020 long-player, The Greater Dog, is a good example of what this means to the sound of the band. It is still a product of the creative spirit of founders Brendan Johnson and Katie O’Donnell, but with a bigger, fuller sound.
You can find more information on Stella Ruze by heading up to their website or pick up most of the band’s music in digital download form from their bandcam.com site. Unfortunately, I cannot find any physical purchase options for the band’s music.
Check out a band that is continuing the evolution of folk rock by picking up some Stella Ruze music today!