In this internet age, we are connected instantly to people around the globe. Yet are we connected to our own selves? We have access to ideas from every philosophy, but do we have any direction? In a commercial age overrun by consumerism, how can we tap into creativity?
Ruiz addresses these issues through hard rock music.
With their homeland in the Central European country of Croatia, a country just east of Italy across the Adriatic Sea, this band brings a unique perspective from the philosophical roots of nearby Greece.
Playing as a trio since 2007, Ruiz is comprised of Tomislav Šnidarić (lead vocals, guitar), Marko Kalčić (vocals, bass) and Janko Kezele (vocals, drums). Their 2009 debut, ‘Erupt!’ featured new wave beats and groovy bass notes set to casually themed catchy tunes. Progressing in their musical abilities, Ruiz put forth two 2011 releases, both for Geenger Records. The first was a 4-track EP titled, ‘Draw the Line Never a Square.’ The second was ‘Radio Revolution,’ an album that calls society not so much to revolt but moreso to return to the roots of inter-connection and identity.
Lead singer Tomislav “Tome” spoke to Resonance about Ruiz’ recent releases and the music’s commentary regarding societal issues today. Continue reading