London-based quartet Ruby Rushton have a new album, Ironside, out now.
The group, led by the multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonious, recorded the ten-track album over two days at Abbey Road Studios. It includes songs like the advance single “Eleven Grapes” and “Prayer for Grenfell,” an homage to the victims of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in West London.
The word ‘ironside’ alludes to a person of great mental strength and endurance. According to a statement accompanying the album, that title references Ruby Rushton’s journey over the years. That includes notable moments like recording their debut, Two for Joy, at a time when jazz was not quite so popular a genre, and Tenderlonious founding the label 22a in 2013.
Stream Ironside below: