In the last year, The Guardian have tipped Xenia as One To Watch, Sunday Times as their Breaking Act, Pitchfork have given her LP 8.0, The Telegraph dedicated a full page to the album – calling it their Pop CD Of The Week – and there has been further glowing coverage at Mojo, DIY, FACT, The Line Of Best Fit and many more Stateside. Ingenuity and originality is a key part of Rubinos’ wide-ranging appeal, with a unique and soulful sound that the The New Yorker described as “rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre” she uses her powerful voice to traverse an array of genres from R&B to Hip-Hop to jazz and beyond, all of it delivered with a New York punk-funk abandon.
As Rubinos explains, “Black Terry Cat is a #browngirlmagic carpet ride powered by deep pocket backbeats and funky bass lines and “Lonely Lover” was the first full song I finished for the album – it was a real breakthrough where I felt like I’d created my own sound, and became kind of my mantra for making the rest of the album. I was listening to a lot of R&B, hip hop, rap, digging into black culture in America as well as the Afro Latin diaspora which I’m a part of.”
24.04.2017 -Manchester, Gullivers
25.04.2017 -London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
26.04.2017 -Bristol, The Louisiana
27.04.2017 -Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall