Pitched as The Arctic Monkeys meets The White Stripes via something else quite quirky, dark and sensuous, the Glasgow duo consists of Christina Cassette (guitar/vocals) and Ellie May (drums/keys). The indie punk duo and best friends formed in the summer of 2017 when they had the idea of fusing genres and began experimenting with each track channelling a different influence from punk rock attitude to spaghetti westerns. It was important for them to think of unique themes and to release a music video for each single to capture this.
They had success with their first self-released 7″ record ‘Turn To Static’ which reached the Top 100 songs by unsigned bands with Salute Music UK and the B-side ‘Never Ending Blues’ received airplay on Radio BBC 6 Music by DJ Steve Lamacq. Shortly afterwards Run Into The Night were touring the UK regularly and in 2018 released their second 7” record ‘The Devils Rhythm’. This followed by performances at festivals that year and in 2019 at EH6, King Tuts Summer Nights, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Hanwell Hootie and XPO North.
Performing live is where the duo really come to life by delivering raw energetic shows whilst recreating the experimental sound captured on their records. Their live performances captured the attention of Eastwood Guitars and Honey Boy Amps who’s equipment Christina proudly displays on tour. The duo has also opened for various acts such Deap Vally, The Filthy Tongues, Death Valley Girls, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Twin Guns (ex The Cramps).
Their new single ‘Blow a Kiss / Catch a Knife’ was released on 20th of March 2020. The single is an upbeat punk/funk/disco trip with slick guitar and descriptive lyrics “ghost from the past, ex lover with a mask, oh how you love to haunt me” and “skin tight, leather and boots, cheap thrills, single life” painting the image of wild nights out with friends gone dark! The track channels 70’s vibes influenced by the likes of Debbie Harry and David Bowie.
In 2020, the band are currently working with Neon Tetra Records on recording their first album with festival appearances and a UK/Europe tour booked in the summer.
“It’s always relieving to hear a band that captures the true essence of rock ‘n’ roll amid a sea of poseurs and pretenders and Run Into The Night are exactly that.” – Tenement TV
“Christina was a real proficient guitarist, and she had this stride and swagger on stage that was quite magnetic; you couldn’t take your eyes off her.” – Small Music Scene
~Run Into The Night