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Ruby Empress


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    Kimono House
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    Lovelight (JV-30)
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    Strung Out
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    The Empress
Around 2012, after playing in various different bands in Gothenburg, Sweden, Tom Serner, Axel Agervi, Melker Petterson and Gustav Hyllstam, got together to explore funk and disco based dance music, most notably in a band called Manganas Garden.
Manganas Garden became a focal point in Sweden for a new emerging scene of eclectic dancy bands having grown up with equal doses of french electro, Scandinavian indie pop and their parents 70s vinyl collections. In 2015, the guys started a new band, Ruby Empress, to break away from the retro disco and funk and instead explore a darker and deeper musical foundation based on classical music of the late 19th century and psyche. After a trip to Paris, where they did a series of shows in small clubs, including supporting La Roux, they returned to Sweden to record their first track Deluca. Released in May 2016, Deluca was immediately well received by blogs and soon the track went viral, charting #11 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral Tracks in the world.
In October 2016 Ruby Empress followed up Deluca with the hazy boogie disco track Strung Out and in 2017 they released their debut EP, Empressionism, fronted by Escapism Deluxe, an eerie homage to 70's disco culture.
Ruby Empress just released their new single "Kimono House" Nov 17th, a second EP will follow in 2018.


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