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Future Of The Left's Julia Ruzicka teams with Black Francis of Pixies for solo single

21 September 2016, 14:29 | Written by Laurence Day

Julia Ruzicka of Future Of The Left reveals "Painter Man Is Coming", a new solo single featuring Pixies vocalist/guitarist Black Francis.

The track is the first taste of her solo debut as This Becomes Us. The self-titled record features a total of nine different vocalists - with Guy McKnight (Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster), Kristian Bell (The Wytches), Billy Mason Wood (Blacklisters), Chantal Lewis Brown (Vodun), and Damien Sayell (The St. Pierre Snake Invasion) and more all joining Ruzicka.

This Becomes Us was written on bass by Ruzicka, and features Art Brut's Ian Catskilkin on guitar and Jack Egglestone no drums. Lyrics were contributed by the vocalists themselves.

Speaking about the project, Ruzicka says: “I have loved and still love the role I play in my bands creatively, on bass, but as time passed throughout various writing periods for all kinds of records, I started to stockpile ideas on bass, and just wanted to see some of the embryonic ideas written on bass turn into fully realised songs.”

“It was an incredible outcome," Ruzicka adds of her Black Francis collaboration. "I wrote the song with him in mind, being someone who has been listening to his music for a long time. To actually have the person singing on your song that inspired that piece of music is quite an incredible event and feeling.”

This Becomes Us is released 11 November via Prescriptions.

Hear "Painter Man Is Coming" below and check out the LP's tracklist after.


  1. The Picture of Delorean Gray (ft. Damien Sayell of The St. Pierre Snake Invasion)
  2. Undervalue Love (ft. Guy McKnight formerly of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster)
  3. Big Hitter (ft. Billy Mason Wood of Blacklisters)
  4. Painter Man Is Coming (ft. Black Francis of Pixies)
  5. At The End of Everyday (ft. Kristian Bell of The Wytches)
  6. Simple Too (ft. Rosie Arnold)
  7. A Gift Nobody Wants (ft. Michael J Sheehy)
  8. Songs In My Mind (ft. Chantal Lewis Brown of Vodun)
  9. Sassessa (ft. Vinod Bhairo)
  10. This Horse Needs Peace (Instrumental)
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