Born Ruffians are a stalwart presence in the international indie rock scene, known for their melodic, left-of-centre indie pop writing sensibilities. Since their 2008 debut record ‘Red, Yellow & Blue’, the Canadian band have released 6 albums and 2 EPs to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.
Born Ruffians released a trilogy of albums, JUICE, SQUEEZE, and PULP in 2020/2021 on their newly minted label, Wavy Haze Records. The band’s catalogue now has over 65 million streams on Spotify alone, top-tier playlisting and features on Spotify and Apple Music, Billboard USA sales charting history, sync placements across TV, film, and advertisements, and consistent radio play throughout Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. The band consistently walks the line between critical acclaim and commercial appeal. Their debut record ‘Red, Yellow & Blue’ (2008 / Warp Records) emerged during the “blog era” of indie rock. Outlets like Pitchfork and Stereogum lauded the band for their slightly off-kilter, melodic hooks and frenetic energy. Since that time, the band has evolved their sound, exploring more indie-commercial pop on ‘Birthmarks’ (2013 / Yep Roc Records), or the punk-inspired ‘RUFF’ (2015 / Yep Roc Records), to the more mature Richard Swift-produced ‘Uncle, Duke & The Chief’ (2018 / Yep Roc Records). Their most recent trilogy of records pulls from the many areas of their eclectic songwriting. The band's journeyman approach and strong work ethic have kept their audience growing consistently over the past 12 years, touring internationally and outliving many of the bands with similar origins.