For immediate release: Westworld Recordings sign legendary punk band…

Music Must Destroy – an album of totally new material from RUTS DC will be released
on the 16th September 2016. A single from the album “Psychic Attack” will be
released on 7” inch vinyl and digital on the 20th of May 2016.
For immediate release:
Westworld Recordings sign
legendary punk band…

The band had this to say! RUTS DC are very pleased to announce that they have signed a
deal with Westworld Recordings to Licence and distribute their forthcoming album Music
Must Destroy. “We have worked very hard on our own SOSUMI RECORDINGS label and
Westworld are happy for us to keep that identity.” Says Segs from the band “They want
to help us to get our music out there so that people actually know it’s been released! In
the ever changing world that was called ‘The music business’, we feel that Westworld are
embracing the new way forward “. Westworld is distributed worldwide by Plastic Head

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Current RUTS DC line up: Dave Ruffy – Drums & backing vocals (Current member of
Dexys), was playing recording sessions and live gigs for Aztec Camera, Edwyn Collins,
The Waterboys, World Party, Sinead ´O`Connor a.o.) /// Segs Jennings – Bass &
vocals (Current member of the Alabama 3, was playing recording sessions and live gigs
for The Wolfgang Press, Edwyn Collins, Chemical Brothers, Kirsty McCall, Madness a.o.)
/// Leigh Heggarty -Guitar -backing Vocals (The Price, T.V Smith a.o. )

The Ruts formed as a reggae infuenced UK punk band in 1977 .The band released
six singles, the second of which, “Babylon’s Burning” reached No 7 in the UK singles
chart, and 2 albums The Crack and Grin and Bear it. After the tragic death of singer
Malcolm Owen, the remaining original members – Paul Fox (Guitar) Segs Jennings
(bass) and David Ruffy (drums) – continued performing and releasing records as a
trio, adding the musical term D.C. To the name. Despite critical acclaim the band
folded in 1982 only performing 1 more gig in 2007 with U.S. punk hero Henry Rollins
on vocals (Rollins describes “ The Crack “ as “The best album ever made”). This gig
rightly made punk rock history. Sounding fresh in 2016, Ruts DC add the  uidity
of reggae to the toughness of punk, the now legendary, rhythm section of Segs
and Ruffy allowing Leigh Heggarty to excel on guitar as Segs handles lead vocal
duties with panache and respect . They are considered to be one of the very best of
the original UK punk bands still performing, touring extensively and performing at
the last three Rebellion festivals Ruts DC visited Australia and New Zealand for the
 rst time in November 2015, performing the songs that are still proving to carry an
important message in these current times.

Ruts DC – Animal Now (Virgin Records) 1981 /// Ruts DC – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 (Bohemian Records) 1982 /// Ruts DC – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 (Roir Records New York) 1987 /// Ruts
DC – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 (Danceteria – France) 1990 /// Ruts DC – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 (Echo Beach – Germany) 1997 /// Ruts DC vs Zion Train – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 Remixed
(Echo Beach – Germany) 1999 /// Ruts DC – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 and Remix Version (Select Cuts – Germany) 2002 /// Ruts DC – Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 Re>>Loaded (Echo Beach –
Germany) 2010 /// RUTS DC -Rhythm Collision Vol.2 ( Sosumi Recordings ) 2011 /// Ruts DC -Live on Stage ( Sosumi Recordings ) 2015 /// Ruts DC -Rhythm Collision Vol 1 + bonus tracks
( Sosumi Recordings ) 2015 /// Ruts DC -Jah War 7 “ remake ( Sosumi Recordings ) 2015.


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