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They’re keeping their day jobs, but on the heels of last fall’s multi-city “We Are Not A Rock Brand” tour, British design duo Richard Ascott and Philip Colbert of Rodnik are taking to the stage again. This time, the kitsch-rockers are hitting the New York hotspot The Box on Sunday, February 3, for their fall 2008 presentation. There will be pretty clothes to gawk at, sure, but chances are if you find yourself at the LES boite that night, it’ll be for the boys and their performance. Marketing maestros that they are, the designers-slash-musicians have created their own eponymous rock band to plug their goods. (Ascott plays drums, Colbert sings). Last season, they enlisted Peaches Geldof as chanteuse on their six-city tour. Geldof is back again, now joined by fellow actress Jamie Winstone (keyboards) and possibly Riley Keough and Daphne Guinness (backup vocals). “The band is a way of expressing the brand, it’s an example of how Rodnik is about a lifestyle and attitude,” says Colbert. “But we’re not taking ourselves too seriously. The actual band is more of a funny roadshow of clothes. Sadly, we’re too tongue-in-cheek, I think, to command serious music respect.” You can be judge of that. Here, listen to a snippet of “Rodnik Faces in Space,” a new song the pair will be debuting on Sunday.

Rodnik.co.uk