Ruiners Break The Mold With New Album

Ruiners Break The Mold With New Album

In the past twenty years, there has never been a time that I saw a new band that reminded me of so many others I admired, attempted to emulate, or found inspiration in like when I first saw Houston’s Ruiners. Their first show was mind blowing if not for any other reason than for their sheer force and energy. The time I saw them play in the dark at a house party, and their bassist almost knocked out a passerby on accident with his fevered performance…

Football, etc. Grows Their Sound On “Corner”

Football, etc. Grows Their Sound On “Corner”

Leon casino, The truth is that any fan of a band should want the group to grow and mature as artists. On their new full length, Houston’s Football, etc. do just that, they grow and shed the bulk of their emocore leanings. In fact, Corner finds the band heading in a more indie rock direction that results in a sound that’s more focused and open to more tastes than that of the emo underground…

Ruiners Release Killer Live Video

Ruiners Release Killer Live Video

In the last decade, there's been a new wave of punk bands that really seem to throw away the pop aesthetic that the genre garnered in the nineties, in favor of a more raw and intensity driven sound. In Houston, one of the better new punk bands going would definitely have to be Ruiners. Mixing post punk and punk aesthetics and thus sounding closest to a heavier Wipers or a mix of Wire and Stiff Little Fingers, the now four piece has been on a tear for the past year…

Local Love: Ruiners

Local Love: Ruiners

Though they haven’t reinvented the wheel here, Ruiners fill in the spots between traditional punk and new wave punk without stealing from either and creating their own sound in the process…