Lostprophets / Nin Drummer With Debut Solo Out Now
The New Regime, solo project of Ilan Rubin, best known as drummer for Welsh rock act Lostprophets and previously Denver Harbor, will be releasing his first album titled, Coup, on November 18th. Rubin, age 20, not only wrote the songs on Coup, but sang and played every note of bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, and drums. The 10-track album was recorded by Rubin in between the writing/recording of Lostprophets' forthcoming album as well as sporadic touring which included headlining the UK's prestigious Download Festival.
The New Regime was launched online in February of 2008 with a mysterious viral video containing imagery of protest, uprising, and urgency. After a week of the video making its rounds, Rubin announced that The New Regime was indeed his solo project. "I wanted people to listen to it and make up their minds based on the music—not who it was by, or what band I'm in." says Rubin.
Keeping to his DIY ethos, Rubin decided to put Coup out as a digital album and will be releasing it on his own without a label. "I didn't want to wait around and get too many people involved in this project. I had a specific vision and felt I could carry this out by myself with my management." While digital retailing lends itself to individual track downloading, Rubin insists that Coup is eclectic and is still a traditional album. "I feel all the songs on the album are strong on their own but I think that listening to the album as a whole is a completely different experience", explains Ilan.