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Fond Of Rudy

Brighton, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Brighton, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Pop Indie




"LITTLE INDIE: August Hot Top Ten"

We featured the Brighton calypso-pop quartet back in January with 'Are You Ready?' Now back with latest single of summery jangly pop, catchy beats and lustrous guitar sounds. - Little Indie Blogs

"Fond Of Rudy, "The Line""

Brighton-based Fond of Rudy is taking over the airwaves with their infinitely catchy indie pop tracks.

The video starts out with sugary sweet instrumentals, cascading into a rich guitar riff with percussion to complement. The scene is reminiscent of that backpacking trip you took in Wyoming earlier this summer, with shots of natural waters, trees, and the guys walking to a fire pit set next to a a picnic table. It’s everything an outdoor adventurer wants in life, and Fond of Rudy is gladly providing.

Then the guys sing across the fire to each other, which kind of seems like a super cheesy way to roll with it. (Is that a hallucination of a beautiful woman, or is she actually there?) The thing is, we’re really digging the cheesy. We love that they shake their heads at each other, and that there are nods to fun, slapstick humor reminiscent of The Three Stooges. Then there are slow motion montages, and a flurry of emotions is introduced that we’re not sure we were exactly ready for.

One thing’s for sure: If he could get that girl out of his head, he could probably enjoy his mountain man guys’ day a little bit more.

But we’ll just enjoy it for him. - Impose Magazine

"LISTEN: Fond Of Rudy release new pop anthem 'The Line'"

You may remember these handsome four men from their incredible release earlier this year, “Move On Now”. Now Fond Of Rudy are back with a new release, and we are loving it.

When we heard their new record “The Line” at Who’s Jack, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. The pop hit-makers make sensational catchy anthems combining their soaring vocals with pin-point synths.

The band speak on the record saying: “the song’s theme is frustration, figuring out the time to draw ‘The Line’ on a relationship, when being lead on”. Deep stuff.

We predict big things for Fond Of Rudy, and “The Line” is another stomping track with bundles of energy, proving why their taking over the pop realm. - WJ LONDON LIFESTYLE

"SINGLE: Fond Of Rudy - 'The Line'"

Brighton based four-piece Fond of Rudy release infectious indie pop track 'The Line'.
Some genres have more of a familiarity about them than others and indie pop is one of them. You can hear the same sort of formula in its guitar lines and synth a thousand times over, but if you're an indie pop fan, you'll never get bored of it.

Fond of Rudy and their newest single, 'The Line', possesses many familiarities. But this is a good thing in certain genres of music because that's where we find our connection or a bond with the things we like. At least in a mainstream sense. Familiarity is also very different to predictability and fortunately for Fond of Rudy they are accessible yet avoid being overly predictable.

There's a welcoming feel to 'The Line' from the offset despite it's thematic assessment of when to draw the line on a relationship. It's synth intro - which makes more than one appearance during the track - really reminds me of the type of of inspirational music that is played when the geeky underdog crosses the finish line of a race in slow motion in films. The tone of the piece is balmy, infectious and upbeat where subtle synth permeates through alternating standardised indie guitar lines and nostalgia-drenched 80's shimmering riffs that smell of summer.
With their easy commercial appeal, it's hard not to be fond of Fond of Rudy. Give the track a listen below!
Words of Karla Harris - When The Horn Blows

"Just Listen - Fond Of Rudy - The Line"

An upbeat, well-toned riff lies as the basis of the new single,The Line, from Fond Of Rudy and the energy of the band, along with their clear love music displayed in the track’s melodies is infectious. Originating from Brighton, the four piece have made a name for themselves over the past two years via their numerous singles and 4 track EP One released earlier this year. The happy vibe and modern blend of indie and electro pop from Fond Of Rudy has created a buzz around the band and allowed them to build a strong following on social media not only around Brighton but across the entire UK.
This new single swerves towards the pop side of their music, drifting away from their earlier acoustic, indie sound heard on the 2014 release To Be Mine. Layering angelic backing vocals on top of the crisp indie melody provides an insight into the bands blend of genres. These, along with a good old song break down, featuring a brilliant scratchy guitar element, create a brilliant new showcase the increasingly definitive style of Fond Of Rudy. - Popped Music

"Wonderlist: Tracks Of The Week"

Fond of Rudy bring you three minutes of sunshine-drenched indie in the form of new single “The Line”. With an insanely catchy chorus and a shimmering guitar riff, this is an earworm of the highest order. - Wonderland Magazine

"Fond Of Rudy - The Line"

Fond of Rudy blend both the traditional and the modern 80’s pop output of new single ‘The Line’. A catchy guitar melody is offset by subtle synth-work to create something that is a fusion of more traditional musical tropes, with a hint of modern innovation. This is a proper ear-worm that will be in your head and your heart the moment you hear it.

The pop sound and hooks are undeniable, as is the accessibility of the lyrics and sound in general. A good slice of pop for those looking for something that is familiar yet also forward-looking. - Right Chord Music


Brighton based outfit Fond Of Rudy describes their music as “south eastern calypso pop”. I’m not someone who knows UK geography well, so I’ll just go with vivacious, infectious, melodic indie pop instead, if the lads don’t mind. You’ll be bopping along to their new tune The Line in no time as it whisks you away with its bright guitar and snappy hooks. The Line is out now on iTunes and Spotify. - I HEART MOOSIQ

"Fond Of Rudy reveal new single 'The Line'"

Catchy new 80s esque pop single from Brighton based Fond Of Rudy. With new song ‘The Line’ they are giving us more euphoria in their guitars and a higher energy overall in their vocals. Add a good measure of synths and you’ve got yourself a HIT.
According to the band, the “song’s theme is frustration, figuring out the time to draw ‘The Line’ on a relationship, when being lead on.”
The band are releasing a string of singles and videos between now and the end of the year… we can’t wait for more of their pop goodness. - Spindle Magazine

"Premiere: Fond Of Rudy - 'The Line'"

Fond Of Rudy make pop songs.
These aren't simply little ditties, though - the band have outrageously catchy pop songs, things that linger in the imagination and burrow ever-more-deeply.
New cut 'The Line' is a case in point. Those pin-point synths are matched to cutting guitar lines, with Fond Of Rudy surging ever further forward.
According to the band, the “song's theme is frustration, figuring out the time to draw ‘The Line’ on a relationship, when being lead on.”
Righteous fare, you can tune in below. - Clash Music

"Guest Post: Bee Adamic's Great Escape Picks"

Fond of Rudy pose the question Are You Ready on their new single. It sounds like they’re asking if we’re ready for the summer, and good lord we are. Anyone know when it’s going to get a bit warmer and the rain’s going to stop? - Brighton Music Blog

"ond Of Rudy share video 'Move On Now' on It's All Indie [IAI PREMIÈRE]"

The self titled 'calypso pop outfit Fond Of Rudy have given us the première of their brand new song. 'Move On Now' is taken from their debut 'One' EP out via Itunes now. 2016 is set to be an exciting year for the Brighton 4 piece, with a number of festival bookings already in the pipeline. [

The emotive indie pop number 'Move On Now' is filmed in their hometown of Brighton at the venue (The Joker) where their EP launch will take place this Easter Sunday. Full event details here. The live performance of 'Move On Now' was filmed by the multi talented visual and events team Eyes and Ears Brighton. - It's All Indie

"First Signs Of Love No.186. FOND OF RUDY"

This week our spotlight falls on Fond of Rudy from Brighton and their self-styled ‘South Eastern Calypso Pop.’ This is track one from their debut EP ‘One’ which is out now and available via iTunes and Spotify.

Are You Ready…inspires happy, wistful memories of last nights party, and you know the party would be the best in town, so effortlessly cool! This is a laid back, dance tune that hooks you immediately with it’s opening ‘Hey’ who isn’t ready for a ‘Little Bit of Love?’ - Right Chord Music

"[LISTEN] Fond Of Rudy - Are You Ready"

Brighton band Fond Of Rudy have released an upbeat and sunny new single 'Are You Ready' to banish the winter blues. Taken from their début EP 'One' this light infused, happy song will get you all excited for summer.

The band's sound can only be described as the best of 80s pop, together with tropical jazz infused melodies. - It's All Indie

"Fond Of Rudy debuts new single 'Are You Ready?'"

Brighton pop band ‘Fond Of Rudy’ release the upbeat and sunny single ‘Are You Ready’ taken from their debut ‘One’ EP. A light, happy infused tease of summer on the horizon. ‘Are Your Ready’ is a heart warming, easy and playful song, which will ease your winter blues.
Identifying the band’s range of influences which meld harmoniously to reveal the best of good and smart ’80’s pop, together with some tropical jazz infused melodies apparent throughout.
The band describe their sound as being “South Eastern Calypso Pop with a dash of indie”. - Artrocker Magazine

"LITTLE INDIE: January Hot Top Ten"

Track from the Brighton calypso-pop four-piece's debut EP of "swaggering indie, rock and pop", titled 'One', out on January 15. Dancey, catchy beats and the little interspersed 'hey's' are cute - be ready. - Little Indie Blogs


The Line - Released 02/08/16
ONE EP - Released 01/01/16



Fond of Rudy are an indie-pop 4 piece band. The songs are developed from a heartfelt core, washed with stylistic references from 80s icons and revived to a state of modernity through contemporary production. The music attempts to encapsulate a feeling, an emotion, or a state of mind rather than simply a mindful melody.

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