Ruptured Album Release // ALKO B Ruptured Session // Bandcamp Exclusive

2018 marked the 10th anniversary of “The Ruptured Sessions”, a series of live performances set and conducted in the studios of Radio Lebanon, during Ziad Nawfal’s “Ruptures” show.
These sessions were (and still are) aimed at highlighting the best of what Lebanon has to offer, as far as local musical talent goes. The list is long and varied, and includes such artists as Nadine Khouri, Youmna Saba, Rayess Bek, Fareeq el Atrash, Mashrou’ Leila, Wanton Bishops, Who Killed Bruce Lee, Postcards, and many others.
To celebrate these live sessions’ 10 years of existence, we will be releasing this Christmas a set by Lebanese musician Salim Naffah aka Alko B, recorded on January 2nd, 2017. The session features tracks from Alko B’s first release, “Sex Tapes”, as well as a couple of new songs.

FEU! CHATTERTON // Interview // 15 Oct 2018

Arthur Teboul, lead singer with French rock quintet Feu! Chatterton, was the guest of “Ruptures” on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the recording of the band’s first 2 albums, as well as their upcoming concert at Music Hall in Beirut.


Press // Interbellum // Dead Pets, Old Griefs

A few weeks following the release of Lebanese indie band Interbellum‘s sophomore album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” on Ruptured, here are some of the reviews that were written about this unique collection of songs:

x Read Lie In The Sound‘s review here

x Read I Can Guarantee‘s review here

x Read We All Want Someone To Shout For‘s review here

x Read Barrygruff Music Blog‘s review here

x Read Arab News‘s review here

x Read Scene Noise‘s review here

x Read Various Small Flames‘s review here

x Read The Revue‘s review here

x Read Indie For Bunnies‘s review here

x Read American Pancake‘s review here

x Read Mp3hugger‘s review here

x Read L’Orient Le Jour‘s review here

x Read GQ Middle East‘s review here

x Read We Love That‘s review here


Ruptured News // CALAMITA On Tour // Oct 2018

CALAMITA, the free-rock powerhouse trio of Lebanese musicians Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh (on electric guitar and bass respectively) and drummer Davide Zolli (from Italian psych rock outfit Squadra Omega) embarks on its first European tour this coming week!

The band’s self-titled first album was released by Ruptured in December 2017.
Check it out on Bandcamp below:


TOUR DATES:
– Oct 22: Calamita @ Cox 18, Milano, Italy
– Oct 24: Calamita @ Magasin Général, Tarnac, France
– Oct 26: Calamita @ Atelier de l’Etoile, Besançon, France
– Oct 27: Calamita @ Les Lentilleres, Dijon, France
– Oct 28: Calamita @ Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland

Ruptured Album Release // INTERBELLUM // Dead Pets, Old Griefs

Interbellum – Dead Pets, Old Griefs [CD release, October 2018] 

Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar. Formed in 2015, the project sees him working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene. Interbellum started as a lo-fi rock outfit and expanded into more left-field pop rock.

Dead Pets, Old Griefs (Ruptured, 2018) is the band’s second album and features 10 songs that revolve around themes of memory, time, childhood, and loss. Apocalyptic imagery – real, imagined and figurative – permeates the album, and the instrumentation follows suit, warping, distorting and folding on itself. The record plays like a broken music box, its kaleidoscopic melodic songs disjointed and smeared by noise, dissonance and processed sounds. Recorded in Tabbal’s Tunefork Studios, the album also features contributions by Marwan Tohme, Julia Sabra and Pascal Semerdjian from Postcards, as well as Camille Cabbabé from KŌZŌ.


Cargo: https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/interbellum-dead-pets-old-griefs

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/DeadPetsOldGriefsApp 

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DeadPetsOldGriefsSpo 

Watch the video for lead track “INK”:
http://projectrevolver.org/features/articles/video-premiere-interbellum-ink/

Read the GQ Middle East feature:
https://www.gqmiddleeast.com/culture/five-middle-eastern-musicians-to-stream-right-now


Ruptured Live // INTERBELLUM Launch Concert // Zoukak Studio

Ruptured and Zoukak Theatre Company present
Interbellum Album Launch Concert
Wednesday 26 September, 9pm

Karl Mattar – vocals, guitar, synth
Julia Sabra – vocals, synths
Camille Cabbabé – bass, synth
Pascal Semerdjian – drums


Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar, aka Charlie Rayne.
Formed in 2015, the project sees Mattar working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene.
Interbellum’s new album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” will be released by Lebanese independent record label Ruptured on September 26th during a performance at Zoukak Studio. International and online distribution will follow on October 5th via Cargo Records UK.

Copies of the album will be available at the door. Facebook event here