Canadian Premiere: Born Ruffians release “We Made It”

Hear the latest track from Midland Ontario's very own

Chock-full of self-assurances, laments, and growing pains, Born Ruffians are back with the follow-up to 2013’s Birthmarks, aptly named RUFF. We have the honor of presenting to you the exclusive world premiere of the first single, called “We Made It’.

If you were expecting the same polished sound from tracks like “Needle” and “Oh Cecilia”, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. A bit grittier, a bit angrier; mix in some self-conscious remarks and you’ll come to discover where Born Ruffians’ frontman Luke Lalonde’s head’s at: “Well that’s life, it kind of rolls by and happens to you, until it’s not. But one day we’re gonna make it. Fake it until we make it”.

Whether or not you take it as a signifier of hope, or can relate to it as a manic plea to of self-assurance, you’ll no doubt enjoy.

RUFF will be available October 2nd, via Paper Bag Records. Check out the official single artwork, RUFF tracklisting, and Born Ruffian’s tour dates below:


Don’t Live Up
Stupid Dream
Yawn Tears
Don’t Worry Now
When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away
& On & On & On
Fuck Feelings
(Eat Shit) We Did It
We Made It
Let Me Get It Out
Shade To Shade

Jul 17 London, ON @ Harris Park (Rock the Park)
Jul 25 Montreal, QC @ Lachine Canal (JanSport Bonfire Sessions presented by VICE)
Sep 17 Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
Sep 18 St Catharine’s, ON @ L3 Nightclub
Sep 19 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
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 14 Paris, FR –@ La Cigale (MaMA Festival)
Oct 15 Dusseldorf, DE @ FFT
Oct 16 Munich, DE @ Milla
Oct 17 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
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 @ Red 7
Nov 12 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
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 Globe Hotel
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