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Rustie's 'Glass Swords' First Album Award

"If Russell "Rustie" Whyte was anything like his music, interviewing him would be a tough gig. He'd be bouncing off the walls, screaming his answers in your face and having to take Ritalin to calm down whenever you asked a question. Then, when you were done, he'd swallow your dictaphone and regurgitate it across the desk.

Rustie's debut album Glass Swords, you see, is a playful riot of a record, a neon tapestry of sonic thrills that incorporates 80s pop, happy hardcore, the Seinfeld theme, soft rock and hip-hop – often all at the same time. It refuses to sit still for more than a nanosecond and has been hailed by several critics as being at the vanguard of a new wave of "maximalism" in electronic music..."

We're extremely proud to say that Rustie has won the Guardian's 'First Album Award' for his stunning debut LP 'Glass Swords'. Voted for by critics including Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire and Gold Panda. Check the full story and interview here in today's Guardian.