The Rulers Of The Root release album ‘This Sugar Tit Life’.

The five-piece, from Glasgow’s southside, formed when Patrick Gillies was given a guitar by his wife Nancy, who was shortly afterwards diagnosed with cancer. Gilles used the period of waiting and hoping as a creative catalyst, writing songs about the situation.

Eventually he teamed up with work colleague and one-time Love and Money and Deacon Blue guitarist John Palmer to record two songs which celebrated Nancy’s successful recovery, before being joined by another colleague at the Tramway Theatre, drummer and sound engineer Chris Quinn.

Former guitarist with The Alleged, Stewart Moffat, has recently joined the band with keyboard player Allan French finalising the quintet’s lineup.

Debut album ‘Porky Dreams’ was released in 2015, but sophomore effort ‘This Sugar Tit Life’ only appeared in November 2018. The band are now ‘re-launching’ the 11-track effort, with a show at Glasgow’s Glad Cafe on Friday 19th April. Support comes from another Glasgow-based 5-piece, The Sessions.

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