January 2018

Huge thanks to our Vinyl Overlord Chris McGranaghan for hosting an acoustic set with The Madeline Rust on January 20th at Those Old Records - our spiritual home and arguably the best record shop in the UK. 

Thanks also to Chris from KOR Radio who recorded the event for broadcast on the Perfumed Allotment showGavin Morrow for the photographsDouglas Armour for filming, and to everyone who travelled into snowy Rugeley to see us.

We left with warm hearts and arms full of Italo Disco records.

November 2017

We had a great time with Luxury Stranger at the Chameleon Arts Cafe - Huge thanks to our friends at The Velvet Sheep for putting us on the bill, and hi to everyone who came and talked to us afterwards.

Also - the Chameleon looks ACE after the refurbishment! If you haven't been yet, get yourselves down there!

October 2017

The month of September may have almost killed us, but we've had a marvellous time!

Our album launch night at Rough Trade involved on-stage appearances from some of our fabulous family of musicians who contributed to the recording of 21 Girls (flautist Mace McClean and cellist Clara Pascall), and a LOT of drinking, mostly by Martin who managed to polish off two pints of wine by the end of the night. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate!
Thank you Gavin for photographing the action. Full photo set can be found here.

Huge thank you also to The True Crime Museum in Hastings, for hosting us at the legendary Carlisle Rock Pub, to The Dogs of Foe for their support, and to True Crime Museum curator Joel for the excellent Q&A in the caves, and all your wonderful support. We loved our trip to the seaside.

Thank you Gavin for photographing the action. Full photo set can be found here

September 2017

Our new album '21 Girls' is OUT NOW!!!

Taking inspiration from the writing of criminal profilers and real-life accounts of violence and murder from both victims and perpetrators, '21 Girls' is a journey into the mind of one man, and the twenty-one women that come to know him. 

'21 Girls' is available on limited edition 180 gram sea blue vinyl with a gate fold sleeve and digital download. 

"Quite simply, there is nothing remotely close to this band, they are unique. They deliver loud, emotional and powerful music, take it or leave it. 21 Girls delivers, it takes the template set with Truth or Consequences and expands upon it. This album is the full package of writing, performance and atmosphere from beginning to end." Chris McGranaghan, TOR Records

August 2017


Directed by our own dear Minister of Art and Propaganda Gavin Morrow, 'Inside' is a track from our forthcoming album '21 Girls' - out September 4th on Endless Rodeo Recordings.

To celebrate the release of '21 Girls', Rough Trade Nottingham will be hosting a FREE launch party and live performance from the band on Sunday September 3rd. Details here.


THIS FRIDAY 11th AUGUST, we will release the video for 'Inside', from the forthcoming album 21 Girls... we're dead excited 

We had such a great night last night at Oxjam Beeston Rock Night. Diablofurs and BlitZ were amazing, The Greyhound were fantastic hosts, and our audience raised money for a great cause!

Thank you Gavin for photographing the action.

Full photo set can be found here

To celebrate the release of 21 Girls, The True Crime Museum will be hosting an exclusive weekend with The Madeline Rust, including a FREE live performance at The Carlisle on Friday 1st September, and a record signing and Q&A at the Museum on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

July 2017

Last week we were busy filming a new music video which will be released in August, along with our forthcoming in album, 21 Girls. 

I wish I could tell you these images will make more sense when you see them in context, but...

June 2017

May 2017

We had a great time at Scriptures' EP launch gig at The Bodega on the 5th May. An excellent line-up and lovely atmosphere. Best of luck with the EP, Scriptures!

Here are a few photos from our set by Gavin Morrow:

February 2017

Last week we wrote some new songs and recorded them live. We've decided to chuck the songs up on bandcamp, and donate all the money to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity. 

These are the very definition of first drafts - written and recorded the same night - so they may evolve and change as we play them more. Basically though, it's us as we were five years ago when we started. In Magnet rehearsal rooms, making a racket and loving it.

We hope you enjoy, and maybe even donate a few quid to a very important charity xXx

January 2017

In January, we were joined by the fabulous Tim Holehouse and Herra Makikuisma for an evening of music at Rough Trade Nottingham

If you're not familiar, Tim has spent the last 10 years on the road touring for a pure love of music, travelling and adventure - The archetypal image of a bluesman, outcast from proper society and stalked by personal demons. His unique brand of mutant delta blues (blues played by someone raised on a musical diet of bands like Minor Threat, Husker du, Minute men and Black Flag) went down an absolute storm and we can't wait to play with him again next time he passes through town.

Tim was touring with Herra Mäkikuisma, a folk/rock musician from Finland who opened the evening with some beautifully melancholic music. In Finnish, his name means Mr St John's Wort. 

We had great fun with Tim and Herra - and special thanks to sound technician Tom who made the night as always.


November was a month to celebrate births and birthdays - first our drummer Martin and his other half Nikki brought a daughter into the world, thereby completing his back-up band line-up along with their two sons. If he happens to lose any of us, he now has a spare.

Last night we played at the Tap n Tumbler to celebrate the 25th birthday of our dear friend James from The Angry Seed, where we enjoyed sets by the birthday band themselves and also the ace Mad Foxes, but I think the very talented Kathryn Burton from face painters extraordinaire Piparoo stole the show with her excellent corpse paint skills. If you think this is good, you should check out her rainbow sloth taxidermy. No, seriously.

Our set went out live on Facebook and you can watch it here if you want to see chaos with false starts, malfunctioning pedal boards, and a stunt guitar solo by Gez with two seconds' warning from Aly in the middle of Inside at about 21 minutes in:


October was a busy month for us - We enjoyed a raucous daytime gig at the the Angel Microbrewery as part of the Hockley Hustle, an atmospheric smokey set at the Beeston British Legion as part of Oxjam Beeston Takeover, and a drunken late night Monday at The Hairy Dog in Derby where we had loads of fun with amazing bands in a really great venue. 

For the next couple of weeks our Martin will be slightly preoccupied with welcoming his third child into the world (thereby completing his backup band line-up), but we'll be back on the 20th November at the Tap n Tumbler with our good friends The Angry Seed. Come along to help us celebrate their front-man's birthday and wet the baby's head! Go to our Shows page for details.

Photographs by Gavin Morrow

Photograph by Snaredrum


12th September 2016

It was loud, hot and sweaty in the Angel Microbrewery on Friday night - Thank you to everyone who came along!

The full photo set is here (Photographs by Gavin Morrow)


25th August 2016

Here's a sneaky peak of The Madeline Rust playing at the Waterfront Festival last week (video by Tom K Art & Photography)

Michael Jackson's Dirty Diana sung by Elvis Presley with Joey Ramone (de-wigged) and Bob 2 on guitars, and Amy Winehouse on drums. Confused? So were we.

15th August 2016

When I'm Not From London announced the theme of this year's Waterfront Festival was "Dead Rock Stars", The Madeline Rust got busy...

The full photo set is here (Photographs by Gavin Morrow)

And here are a few Polaroids as an added bonus:

We had a great time - For those who are interested, the full setlist is below:

Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a Winner
T Rex - Children of the Revolution
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
Lee Hazlewood - These Boots Are Made For Walking
Motorhead - Killed by Death

JULY 2016

2nd July 2016

Last night's gig at The Maze was SO much fun! Our favourite rock n rollers Diablofurs blew us away as always, and we had a great (albeit incredibly sweaty) time on stage. Here's our Martin, aka the Incredible Hulk, all pumped up and ready to go!