Born Ruffians rose to prominence in the aughts indie blog era, the same Toronto scene that produced Canadian indie icons like Broken Social Scene, Tokyo Police Club, and Death From Above 1979. Since that time, they’ve become one of Canada’s biggest indie rock exports, releasing 8 albums and 3 EPs on some of the world’s most acclaimed record labels – Warp Records, XL Recordings, Yep Roc Records, and their newly-minted Wavy Haze Records. The group has toured internationally, supporting renowned artists like Caribou, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, and The New Pornographers, while also headlining tours throughout North America, UK, Europe, and Australia. ‘Uncle, Duke & The Chief’ (2018), one of the final projects produced by the late, exceptionally-great producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Nathaniel Rateliff), brought the band into a new era: the album was lauded by NPR Music, Rolling Stone, and American Songwriter as a mature, confident evolution of the band’s hooky left-of-center pop sensibilities. Their follow-up COVID-era trilogy ‘JUICE’ (2020), ‘SQUEEZE’ (2020), and ‘PULP’ (2021), produced by Graham Walsh (Alvvays, Holy Fuck, METZ), charted on Billboard and US Alternative Radio Charts and garnered widespread acclaim from press outlets in North America and Europe. Born Ruffians are currently recording a forthcoming studio album, set for release in fall 2024.