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THE RUDE AWAKENING Interview

Johnny Normal and Bridget Gray have been writing and performing as The Rude Awakening since 2018. The release of their debut album Kaleidoscope drew praise with The Electricity Club’s Jus Forrest declaring them the most promising act of 2018. Among … Read More

THE RUDE AWAKENING – Under The Covers

Synth sensuality at work The art of the cover version can be a tricky thing to pull off successfully. Radical adaptations can completely reinvent a classic song, but can also alienate people who believe covers should be a slavish copy … Read More

THE RUDE AWAKENING – It’s OK Not to Be OK

Give yourself a moment… Since the release of their 2018 debut album Kaleidoscope (see TEC review previously), synth-pop outfit The Rude Awakening have been keeping themselves busy, dabbling in the world of remixes – as well as dreaming up new … Read More

2020 – The Year In Review

Exploring a tough year… It’s an inescapable fact that 2020 has proved to be a grim year for many reasons, but chiefly because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the gruelling impact of Covid both personally and … Read More

B-MOVIE – Promenade (The Rude Awakening Remixes)

It feels like the sun will never shine… When the legendary Some Bizzare Album arrived in 1981, it not only established the iconic record label but also provided an intriguing snapshot of the UK’s synth-pop/alternative scene of the time. That … Read More

THE RUDE AWAKENING – Squeal!

Tell me what you want… When we reviewed The Rude Awakening’s debut album Kaleidoscope back in 2019 (see TEC review previously), it provided an opportunity to explore the electronic outfit’s themes. In particular, the boundaries of relationships through role-play and … Read More

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