Rub N Tug


Club life has died here, but in return heads have found their place in dive bars and lofts. In these joints it's even more lawless than before which is, of course, pleasant. It suits us and in turn we've developed a sound that suits it

Thomas Bullock, i-D Magazine interview, August 2004

In 1996, Thomas Bullock moved to NYC and started A.R.E. Weapons, an early electroclash group. He left the group a few years later to start the Rub N Tug parties, a Balearic rock band with DJ Harvey called Map of Africa, and a punk project called Bobbie Marie. He also produced house music as Mirror Boys for DJ Garth’s Grayhound label in San Francisco, and performed re-edits as Otterman Empire for Whatever We Want Records in NY.