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"Catchy Uplifting"

"In the best traditions of bands producing well-structured pop / rock songs comes the Canadian four piece, SHOOTING RUBYS. MOOD SWINGS AND CRAVINGS"...pop / melodic guitar tunes with catchy uplifting lyrics and vocal harmonies" - PHASE 9 - London, England


"Distinctive Sound"

"Shooting Rubys has a distinctive sound bolstered by solid melodies and harmonies, creative guitar work and a steady rhythm section. Standout songs seem to be the ones effectively capturing a mood, from the melancholy "Never Come Around" to the ironically upbeat "Dream Like You". Fans of catchy guitar rock will not be disappointed." - TuneVault, Ottawa - Steve Donnelly


"Not Lame"

"This Canadian band is more than just proficient with their rootsy, 12 string jangle and full bolstered vocal harmonies, they put together a winning and credible formula of classic (but competent) Replacements, Blue Rodeo (a lot!), some early REM, The Windbreakers, Wilco and Ryan Adams. Just consistently excellent songwriting and rootsy charm overflow and hint a band who must rock live."... "Oodles
of heartfelt and warmly earnest vocals shine inside all the jangle 'n strum, making this a Very Highly Recommended fix for fans of rootsy jangle pop! " - Very Highly Recommended


"Hook-filled"

Peppy,well-played, hook-filled (lots and lots!), powerful and rootsy at times, guitar-driven indie garage janglepop (whew!) by a band with lots of promise from North of the border!
Ray Gianchetti - Kool Kat Musik, Sewel, New Jersey - Kool Kat Musik, Sewel, New Jersey - Ray Gianchetti


"Laidback, just chillin' vibe"

"it's pure music. Nightsounds concurs. The rock cuts are laden with zippy melodies and grooving guitar and drum work, and yet, the disk has a laidback, just chillin' vibe".

Sarah Crosbie - Kingston Whig-Standard - Kingston Whig-Standard - Sarah Crosbie


"Bare Naked Ladies with balls"

"This is a solid independent release from a solid Montreal based band. A lot of acoustic guitar was used on the album so its not too heavy but the songs moved so its not too light. Pardon the mental image but think Bare Naked Ladies with balls. A consistent listen but one that varies enough to keep the listener interested. My personal favourite is the lead off track, "Even If" probably because it has that alternative edge. The band is tight and the production is impressive"

Sea Hen - Canadian-Music - Canadian-Music - Sea Hen


"Catchy album"

"Mood Swings and Cravings is a catchy album."...
"a relatively successful pop album that's loaded with hooks and pleasant melodies. Not only that, as
this is largely a collection of demo material, it shows a lot of promise for the Rubys' future. In fact, they come off as being much more polished than most bands in their situation, and it will be most interesting to see how their sophomore release turns out

Matt Shimmer - IndieVille, Toronto - IndieVille, Toronto - Matt Shimmer


"Passionate pickers"

"These passionate pickers bring a lot of experience to the table and play a confident set that ranges from your Replacements-style rockers to dirt-heeled, country-flavoured kickers." - Hour Magazine, Montreal - Jamie O'Meara


"SUGGESTED LISTENING"

"SUGGESTED LISTENING: Power pop ranging to thinking-man's rock are the watchwords here"...
"Montreal's Shooting Ruby's are keeping busy of late, pushing the newly released CD Mood Swings and Cravings - rootsy rock with a good heart"

T'Cha Dunlevy - The Gazette, Montreal - The Gazette, Montreal - T'Cha Dunlevy


"Can't compare"

"this is a first; I can't compare it to any other artist to whom I have listened."
"I very much like the energy of Shooting Rubys"

Lisa-Marie Serafin - Songwriters' Circle, CJUM, UMFM 101.5, Winnipeg, MB - CJUM, UMFM 101.5, Winnipeg, MB - Lisa-Marie Serafin - Songwriters' Circle


Discography

Mood Swings & Cravings - Full length
The Damn CD - EP

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SHOOTING RUBYS - CD "Mood Swings and Cravings"
History Doesn't Repeat - It gets better. God bless post-modernism - just when you think that everything that can be done with your basic guitars-bass-drums combo has been done, someone can come along and prove you wrong. On the first listen of "Mood Swings and Cravings" one can hear why the word has spread. Turning media and radio heads as far as the U.S., Spain, France, Belgium, Yugoslavia and Russia. Straddling the top 10 of many a chart, at home and abroad. The fresh, eloquent sophomore self-recording by these do-it-yourselfers, showcases solid kick-in- the-ass song writing. All four of these Montreal based members write and deliver the goods within this dynamic roller coaster collection of Alt.Pop / Rhythm Rock / Americana flavours, all thrown into a blender for a refreshing cocktail.
Shooting Rubys have been dubbed the "Wilco" of the North and "Blue Rodeo's kid brothers on trucker speed”. No matter what your musical pallet and range... there's a song on Shooting Rubys' "Mood Swings and Cravings" that will please. Just slap it in the deck and play it with the top down. It's going to be a nice cool ride.