Our principles are simple, never apologise, be distinctive, be passionate, but most importantly don’t let being an underdog ever hold you back. We play rock n roll and we play it our way, we play it differently, we play it to escape and we play it for the underdogs.
Born from writing songs on lunch breaks, huddled in a white van on many cold and wet building sites, with no money and a lack of opportunities Ryan moved to Bristol where he met Seamus, Tom and Ed. Idolising the great working class bands like The Prodigy, Oasis, Kasabian and The Clash, an unapologetic amalgamation of snarling curt vocals and a nuclear wave of distorted synths and guitars were firmly established. It’s rock n roll, just different.
Having just completed their 2019 tour, the 2020 UNDERDOG Tour is penned in and having just left the studio their arsenal is full with four singles ready to attack the UK public in 2020 and with further studio time planned it seems the assault is set to continue.
For songwriter Ryan Tucker, the meaning behind The Rupees music is simple - ‘No messing about and nothing plastic, we’re making music that is going to give you energy, make you move, sing, and lose yourself in. Escape the 9-5, escape everything for a while and be somewhere better’.