Today’s Song: Red Rum Club Let Loose on an Exciting & Memorable “Afternoon”

Red Rum Club © Sam Crowston
Red Rum Club © Sam Crowston
Fantasizing about pillow talk, Liverpool’s Red Rum Club tell the tale of a memorable “Afternoon” – a fun, catchy, sun-soaked indie rock bop which captures the joy and excitement of building a relationship deeper than a one night stand- even if it means losing precious sleep.
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Maintaining a prolific work ethic, UK indie rock outfit Red Rum Club are fresh off the release of Western Approaches (released February 23 on Modern Sky UK), the band’s fifth album in five years. Just days after release, the album was placed in the Top 10 of the UK Official Chart, an exciting, well deserved feat and a first for the band.

Having cultivated a following in the UK, Red Rum Club will embark on a substantial tour and to share their energizing setlist on a tour across the US later this Spring. Kicking off their album cycle, Red Rum Club delivers a vibrant, animated, and ear-wormy brand of indie rock on “Afternoon.”

Western Approaches - Red Rum Club
Western Approaches – Red Rum Club
I see the light
The sun is stalling
No longer night
But not quite morning
Fall into your room
Talk until the afternoon
My eyes are bright
But I’m so tired
Losing the fight
But I’m inspired
Dancing to the tune
Loving in the afternoon

Alluring muted guitar draws the listener in and immediately sets the cheerful mood of the track. A light, driving drumbeat and nimble bass line nicely match the shimmer of the guitar making a bubbly and high-spirited sound that is fun and incredibly danceable.

The image of a morning sunrise steals the night away from the singer which quickly coerces them into the bedroom of their partner.

Red Rum Club © Sam Crowston
Red Rum Club © Sam Crowston



Continuing the thrill of the previous night, time slips away as the singer and their partner stay up “talking to the afternoon.” Despite being exhausted, the rousing energy of the music suggests the singer is excited about the opportunity to spend more time with this person during a new time of day where the two can share a new kind of intimacy.

I know I’m in deep but I’m trying
Trying to get some sleep
But I’m flying
The dawn is coming fast
How can we make this last?

The minor tonality of the bridge aids the music’s expansion in depth and instrumentation as the singer realizes they are “in deep” on their decision. “The thought is dying fast, how can we make this last,” the singer proclaims, the increased tension sounding like time slipping by in a montage; whether it be the nerves kicking in or the lack of sleep, this meaningful time can’t be let go.

The opening section is reiterated with the addition of a lovely trumpet solo, the contrast with the bridge making the lyrics sound more jubilant than before. The singer depicts another night stolen by morning light, perhaps indicating the couple chose to stay together and are about to embark on a second afternoon together; the fun keeps on going.

I see the light
The sun is stalling
No longer night
But not quite morning
Fall into your room
Talk until the afternoon
Fall into your room
Talk until the afternoon
Red Rum Club © Sam Crowston
Red Rum Club © Sam Crowston



Why should a fun night ever need to end?

It’s fun. It’s catchy. And despite a short runtime, “Afternoon” uses very little to say a lot. Through the lens of a catchy indie rock hit, Red Rum Club successfully captures the exciting feeling of young love which leaves us excited to see where the band will head next.

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