Ralfe Band

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Ralfe Band is the brainchild of Oly Ralfe, whose musical journey began in 2005 with debut album Swords, a madcap voyage praised by Mojo and The Independent and earning the band an early cult following. Second album Attic Thieves strengthened Ralfe Band’s reputation for blending ingenuity and intrigue in their wholly original sound. Their new album Son Be Wise follows Ralfe Band’s acclaimed soundtrack and album to 2010 feature film Bunny and the Bull (Warp Films).

As well as extensive tours of the UK and Europe, Ralfe Band have played at many festivals including SXSW, CMJ, Reading and Leeds, End Of The Road and two of the main stages at Glastonbury. Their unique songs have drawn wide-reaching radio support including multiple live sessions for Mark Radcliffe, Marc Riley and Tom Robinson.

Oly Ralfe’s distinctive artwork and videos have shaped a unique image, from his animated video for single ‘Women of Japan’ – winner of Best International Music Video at SXSW – to his artwork for Ralfe Band’s singles and albums. Past creative collaborations with Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt have seen Oly contributing songs and cameos to The Mighty Boosh TV shows, and in 2010 he directed the film The Mighty Boosh On Tour – Journey of the Childmen. Oly Ralfe also won the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards for BBC4-screenedThe Ballad of AJ Weberman, a documentary about the notorious Bob Dylan obsessive.


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    April 8, 2013

    Ralfe Band Tour the UK with I AM KLOOT

    We’re so excited to announce that Ralfe Band will be joining I AM KLOOT on their UK tour, supporting the release of their new single Come On Go Wild! We’re looking forward to seeing you in your town. Here are the complete dates:   April Saturday the 13th – Leadmill, Sheffield Sunday the 14th –…

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    March 27, 2013

    Ralfe Band Touring with Alessi’s Ark

    Oh the heels of their wildly successful European tour with I AM KLOOT, Ralfe Band are about to head back out on the road in the UK with Bella Union darling Alessi’s Ark. Be sure to come down early when the band come to your town! Tue 23 Apr, UK, London, Purcell Rooms Wed 24…

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  • Ralfe Band I AM KLOOT

    March 5, 2013

    Ralfe Band to Support I AM KLOOT on European Tour

    We’re excited to announce that Ralfe Band will be supporting I AM KLOOT on their upcoming European tour, which will be stopping in Holland, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France. The complete dates are: March: Tuesday, 12th – Paradiso,  Amsterdam, Netherlands Wednesday, 13th – Luxor, Cologne, Germany Thursday, 14th – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany Friday,…

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