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!

JUNE 2016

28th June 2016

Last night's practice was great fun and we're now ready for Friday night's gig at the Maze! We're joined by the mighty DiablofursThe Six Ten, Paul Spry and the super Ventiduo! See our Shows page for more details!

15th June 2016

It has been a busy few days at The Seashell Fort as we've been recording the final tracks for our forthcoming album with Cellist Clara Pascall and Flautist Mace Maclean

Things are really starting to take shape... next task will be arranging and mixing!

6th June 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be playing I'm Not From London and Audacious Face's annual massive charity Waterfront Festival on Saturday 13th August. The event has raised over £17,000 for local charities since it started, and this will be the festival's sixth year.

This year, the event will be supporting three charities: BrakeWolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre and The John Eastwood Hospice (JEH).

See our SHOWS page for ticket and event links.

Photograph by Gavin Morrow

4th June 2016

We had a great night at The Chameleon Arts Cafe, supporting Cold in Berlin as part of their UK tour. The first band to play was U-Boat, a great tight metal band from Sheffield. We really enjoyed their set and hope to play with them again at some stage. We were up next, and had a very fun (and very sweaty) time on stage. Great crowd, and sound engineer Simon really knows how to get things right, both for the audience and the band on stage, leaving the performers to concentrate on their performance. Cold in Berlin were the headline act, and played a great set, living up to Mojo's description of them as a "dark whirlpool of noise". Our thanks to The Velvet Sheep for having us!

Photographs by Gavin Morrow

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!