NEW RULES RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON
WITH MIGHT RUIN CHRISTMAS DOUBLE SINGLE
ORIGINAL HOLIDAY SINGLE “MIGHT RUIN CHRISTMAS”
+ “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN” COVER STREAMING NOW
NOVEMBER 17, 2023 – UK/Irish Trio New Rules are ringing in the holiday season with a Christmas double single. Written solely by the band, their original track “Might Ruin Christmas” arrives as a welcome addition to the modern Christmas canon – a cheeky offering exploring what can happen when you have a little too much fun the night before the holiday. The group also shared a cover of the Christmas classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” giving the track a fresh take with stacked harmonies, jaunty guitars, and an explosive chorus. Both songs are available now via Elektra.
On the idea behind “Might Ruin Christmas,” New Rules explains: “One of the best things about Christmas is getting to go home and catch up with all your friends, but with that comes the risk of getting too ‘merry’ the night before and wrecking Christmas Day for everyone – getting home too late, snacking on the turkey, knocking over the tree… all potential hazards we have to avoid around the holiday season. ‘Might Ruin Christmas’ is a song that we think captures that ‘night before’ feeling.”
Last month, New Rules played a packed headline show at Islington Assembly Hall and debuted their captivating new single and video “Ghost Town,” which was featured as Maia Beth’s Poppest Track on BBC Sounds. Written by New Rules and John Ryan [One Direction, Niall Horan, Sabrina Carpenter], “Ghost Town” laments the demise of a relationship and the feeling of abandonment that comes after. Directed by Devon Kuziw, the haunting visual toys with the song’s concept, flipping it on its head to present the group as ghosts in a world that has lost substance to them without their partner.
“Ghost Town” was preceded by the reflective summer track “Old Days” and the bouncy single “NOPE!,” which was named by British GQ one of “The Best Songs of 2023 (So Far).” Earlier this year, the band wrapped up a run of UK and Ireland headline tour dates, which earned a glowing review from The Sun, who raved, “…I hadn’t experienced this sort of hysteria since One Direction” and praised the band’s “electric” energy “…easing between flawless harmonies, guitar riffs, and banter with fans.” The trio also recorded a Radio 1 session at London’s prestigious Maida Vale Studios earlier this year. The group’s 2022 mixtape Go The Distance racked up praise from PEOPLE Magazine, who named the trio one of their Emerging Artists To Watch. Rolling Stone UK applauded the mixtape’s “pop-driven earworms,” while Sweety High attested New Rules are “going places.”
About New Rules:
For New Rules, three guitars and three voices converge upon one stadium-size sound. The London-based trio—Alec McGarry, Nathan Lambert, and Ryan Meaney—elevate pop to the rafters fueled by singer-songwriter soul, rock ‘n’ roll spirit, and a whole lot of personality. With Ryan from Dublin, Alec from Hertfordshire, and Nathan from Chelmsford, the boys initially met online, bonding over similar backgrounds playing music on street corners, uploading covers online, and penning original material. The musicians congregated in London and introduced New Rules with “Call It” and “Fix Somebody” during 2019. Beyond hitting the road with Julia Michaels, Little Mix, and Picture This, they’ve sold out successive headline tours. Following the viral success of “Pasta” and “Emily,” they caught the attention of Elektra Records and signed to the label in 2021. Last summer, the trio released their debut mixtape Go The Distance, which racked up praise from PEOPLE Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone UK, and more, in addition to selling out UK shows and their first-ever U.S. dates.
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“Might Ruin Christmas” + “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
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