Born Ruffians streaming new single, world tour announced

Canadian quartet Born Ruffians is currently streaming their new single “When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away” from their full-length Ruff set to be released on October 2.

Born Ruffians has been compared to bands such as the Talking Heads, the Pixies and the Strokes.

You can listen to the track below:

Earlier this month, Born Ruffians premiered the music for their first single off Ruff, “We Made It.” You can watch the video below:

Ruff contains a mixture of songs that have been written throughout the past two years. The band returned to Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Owen Pallett, Eric Copeland), who had produced their first two albums, to mix Ruff in New York, and Jeff McMurrich (The Constantines, Fucked Up, Jennifer Castle) recorded the feature in three weeks in Toronto.

Ruff is available for preorder in Canada on Paper Bag Records. The full-length can be preordered everywhere else on Yep Roc Records.




  1. “Don’t Live Up”
  2. “Stupid Dream”
  3. “Yawn Tears”
  4. “Don’t Worry Now”
  5. “When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away”
  6. “& On & On & On”
  7. “Fuck Feelings”
  8. “(Eat Shit) We Did It”
  9. “We Made It”
  10. “Let Me Get It Out”
  11. “Shade To Shade”

Born Ruffians are going on a world tour this fall. Dates can be found below:

Sep 12 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Sep 16 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa (POP Montreal)
Sep 17 Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
Sep 18 St Catharine’s, ON @ L3 Nightclub
Sep 19 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
Sep 24 Burnstown, ON @ Neat
Sep 25 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
Sep 26 Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog
Oct 06 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Oct 07 London, UK @ 100 Club
Oct 08 Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Oct 10 Metz, FR @ Les Trinitiatres (Zikametz Festival)
Oct 11 Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloof Bar
Oct 13 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Oct 14 Paris, FR –@ La Cigale (MaMA Festival)
Oct 15 Dusseldorf, DE @ FFT
Oct 16 Munich, DE @ Milla
Oct 17 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine

Young Rivals will be joining Born Ruffians at these dates.

Oct 27 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
Oct 28 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 29 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 30 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
Nov 02 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Nov 03 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 04 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
Nov 06 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Nov 07 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Nov 08 Houston, TX @ Studio at Warehouse Live
Nov 09 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Nov 10 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Nov 12 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov 13 San Diego, CA @ San Diego Music Thing
Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Nov 15 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Nov 17 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Nov 18 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Nov 19 Nanaimo, BC @ The Cambie Pub
Nov 20 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
Nov 21 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial Theatre
Nov 23 Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar
Nov 26 Calgary, AB @ SAIT’s Gateway
Nov 27 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Nov 28 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
Nov 29 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Dec 01 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Dec 02 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch