MAY 2016

Fancy winning yourself a copy of Truth or Consequences on CD?

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the album is like The Proc-Cast Facebook page, then like and share their pinned post!

A winner will be chosen after 12:00 UK time on Monday 30th May 2016!

23 May 2016

Yesterday we played a few unplugged songs at a book launch event in the bar at Rough Trade Nottingham.

The book in question was 'The Third Script', which is a collection of short stories from around the world, and the event featured readings from contributing authors including Matt Turpin, founder of our favourite local magazine The Beestonian, as well as an introduction by screenwriter William Ivory, and a particularly inspiring speech by Nottingham's Official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard.

The event was a success, and we were very proud to be part of it.

Photo Credit: Oliver Morris

1 May 2016

What better way to spend a bank holiday weekend than squirrelled away in a studio, recording vast amounts of vocal tracks for our new album? Well, that's exactly what we did. 

We were joined also by our dear friends Ventiduo who provided some additional backing vocals. Thank you Marilla and Marylu! xxx

APRIL 2016

22 April 2016

More detail shots of Lucy's suit from the photoshoot by Trevor Hamilton and Jake Howe for One BC Clothing!

17th April 2016

Here's a sneak peek from Lucy's photoshoot by Trevor Hamilton and Jake Howe for One BC Clothing. More coming soon!

14th April 2016

Last night Lucy was photographed by Trevor Hamilton and Jake Howe for One BC Clothing to showcase her much-loved Nudie Cohn / Alejandro Jodorowsky / Lee Van Cleef-inspired leather suit, created by Tony and Reeta of One BC.

Meanwhile, The Madeline Rust's Minister of Propaganda Gavin Morrow was photographing the photographers, and desperately trying not to get in the way!...

We look forward to sharing the results of the shoot soon...

MARCH 2016

This weekend, Martin completed all the drum tracks for our new album! Now we just have to record guitars, bass, vocals, er, cello, violin, flute... er... backing vocals... etc... So we'll have it to you in no time!


The Madeline Rust are pleased to announce we will be playing at the legendary Tap n Tumbler, Nottingham, on Thursday 5th May with our good friends The Angry Seed

FREE ENTRY - Find the Facebook event page here.

Photo Credit: Gavin Morrow


The Cafe Bar at Nottingham Contemporary was a suitably elegant setting for a great night of musical entertainment hosted by I'm Not From London last week. We were particularly delighted to share the stage with the amazing Diablofurs - If you haven't seen them already, make it your mission!

The Proc-Cast crew captured some of the action and made this neat video to Serial Killer Song out of the footage:


This week we spent a few hours with Andy Proctor of The Proc-Cast. We played two of our tracks acoustically while being filmed looking terrified, and then had a chat for the podcast which was totally chaotic but being a professional, Andy somehow managed to keep us in line...

Go over to The Proc-Cast's Facebook page, check his other videos, and have a general nosey-around.


What better way to celebrate Christmas than to play at the I'm Not From London Christmas party on the same bill as a magician. The second ever performance of our Christmas song This Time Next Year sounded great with the help of TMR Superfan George Broadhurst providing backing vocals.

Now to share with everyone a little taster of what is to come in 2016. A sneaky peak demo version of 'Inside' from our forthcoming album:


Punks for Progress #1 was SO much fun. We briefly became luchadores, celebrated Lucy's dad's 65th birthday, witnessed the comeback of The Angry Seed, and helped to raise money for a great cause... all in the company of super-lovely people.

Already looking forward to the next one!

OCTOBER 31st 2015

Recently, we had the honour of being photographed by fantastic Photographer Samantha Rushmer of InPhase Media Services. Check out Sam's page to see more of her amazing work.

OCTOBER 25th 2015

We are delighted to announce that Truth or Consequences has now been released on CD. This is a limited edition glass mastered compact disc, packaged in a full-colour, matt finish digipak.

Truth or Consequences is also available on limited-edition 180 gram red vinyl with a full-colour inner bag with song lyrics, and a digital download code.

Click here to see all of our merchandise.

OCTOBER 18th 2015

After having such fun at last year's Oxjam Beeston Takeover, we were delighted to be asked to play again this year, and this time we had the honour of playing the final slot at the Victory Club, which fulfilled a life-long ambition for us! Although this was the first time the club has participated in the Oxjam event, it is Beeston's biggest and longest-serving music venue.

We're eagerly waiting to hear how much was raised by the Oxjam team, who did a fantastic job as always, organising over 100 artists over 14 hours!

Among our favourite artists of the day were Calm Man Club, who never ceases to give us goose bumps, and hip hop artist Juga-Naut, whose short but sweet performance was energetic, honest and passionate. As his website says, Juga-Naut "combines exquisite lyricism, experimental beats and authentic soul" to produce his unique sound.


It was a dream come true to play alongside our favourite documentary The Killing of America, presented by our good friends Strange Things are Happening, at Rough Trade Nottingham, as part of the Scalarama film festival.

AUGUST 16th 2015

Last night, Rough Trade Nottingham hosted an evening with The Madeline Rust. We had a great time playing through the whole of our album Truth or Consequences for the first time in ages, and also really enjoyed playing a few new songs too; Anna, Unstoppable, and Stop Your Heart.

We were joined by the fabulous DJ Monkey Piles (aka Brendan O’Melia), who provided the pre- and post-show music, and also the stage lighting. Thanks to Brendan, the party atmosphere continued right through to the end of the evening, and the dancing only stopped when it was time to close.

You can find Truth or Consequences in the racks at Rough Trade Nottingham, as well as online on our record label’s website.

JULY 2015

We gave it our all this Sunday evening at Deerstock, in honour of Martin's mum who had sadly passed away that afternoon. Having only received the news shortly before our set, Martin played harder than ever, and did his mum proud. We really appreciated the audience raising a glass with us, and we were impressed to see that the steadfast festival-goers were still in fine spirits after a weekend of rain.

Thank you Deerstock – we hope to be back!

JUNE 14th 2015

In June, One BC and The Madeline Rust presented an evening of live music and fashion.
For those not familiar, One BC is a bespoke clothing label based in Sneinton Market, Nottingham, with masses of experience in the fashion industry and a client base including rock n roll legends The Rolling Stones.

Over the last several months, One BC’s designers, Reeta and Tony Brack had been working to create a special piece of stage-wear for our bass player and singer, Lucy: a Nudie Cohn-inspired suit personalised to reflect the various influences on The Madeline Rust's music. This event was a showcase for One BC’s newest creation and an opportunity for us to play another unique venue.
Was this the first time someone had crowd-surfed in a Nottingham fashion house? We’d like to think so!

JUNE 6th 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who came down to The Greyhound in Beeston on 4th June for Oxjam Beeston Music Festival's Rock Night - We had an absolutely fantastic time!
People travelled from near and far to support the bands and help raise money for a worthy cause.

We're already looking forward to finding out where we'll be playing for Oxjam Beeston Takeover - Keep 17th October free! We're also really looking forward to playing at The Greyhound again in the future - it is an excellent live music venue, and the staff made us feel very welcome.

Thanks to Douglas Armour and his trusty camera, you can see the entire performance here!