We chat to Rubber Duc about finally releasing their debut album

2016-10-20 14:00

Cape Town – Jozi five piece Rubber Duc finally gave their fans a full album after releasing countless hits over the last two years. 

The band has garnered a vast following thanks to hits such as Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That, Stay With Me, Zebra Horse and It’s Alright. They’ve also entertained fans with their renditions of covers from the likes of Taylor Swift, Adele and their most popular cover Sledgehammer from Fifth Harmony, which has had over 150 000 views on YouTube.

We chat to the band about their debut album, titled The Secret Sunrise.

How does it feel to finally put a full album out there?!

Honestly, it’s pretty surreal. We have been waiting for a really long time to get it out. Since the first song we worked on as a group (Ain't Nobody Got Time For That), we have been writing new material, and evolving our sound. And to finally have it come together on our debut album is an indescribable, awesome feeling. It's an awesome feeling! As musicians it’s amazing to have a physical copy of our work. We are beyond excited, and cannot wait for everyone to hear it!

What excites you the most about your debut album?

Nick: The fact that finally our fans can hear a complete piece of work. It's two years of memories, feelings and experiences, all combined into a musical novel ready for listening! 

Brendan: During the process of writing and then going in to the studio to record the initial ideas, you develop a bond with the songs. We always say it's like raising your kids, and one day when you release the album, you have to send your kids off to school, and just pray that you've raised them well enough to fend for themselves!

Sheldon: The feedback from people who listen to it and to watch how it spreads and gets out there. 

Amiel: That we are able to leave a little part of ourselves in history through our album!

If you were forced to listen to one song from your album on repeat for a day, which one would it be?

Brendan: One of my favourite tracks on the album is Rebel Days. From the first chord we played it has had a feeling of paying tribute to your younger days, and all the (sometimes bad) decisions that turned into great stories! 

Nick: Feet. It never gets old to me!

Sheldon: Great question! It would have to be… Kings Of Slumber.

Amiel: Feet.

Describe your album sound in one sentence.

Amiel: Natural, warm acoustic vibes with a happy love twist! 

Sheldon: A trip of different adventures.

Brendan: If a folk singer got lost in South Africa for a year or 2, and found his way out, he would return with these songs written in his lyric book. 

Nick: Diversity, the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc...

What does the rest of the year look like for you guys?

The end of the year is always busy: Very exciting, lots of cool gigs and travelling and doing what we love most! We have some really cool shows booked from now until January, on our own and with our friends from other bands too! We end the year off at Billys Beach, Kenton On Sea for New Year’s Eve. See you there! 

Upcoming public shows:

21 Oct: The Nameless Pub (Somerset West)
28 Oct: Opening for Goodluck at their album Launch – The Good Luck Bar (JOBURG)
29 Oct: Summer Festival (Primi, Blankenveld, WITBANK)
30 Oct: Jam Jozi (MONTECASINO) – with an amazing line-up!

For more info and updates on like Rubber Duc’s Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

Click here to buy the album on iTunes.

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