RUG, based out of Orlando, Florida, makes no pretenses about who they are. With music written for the pleasure of their fans, their brand of “radio-friendly indie rock” has elicited buzz around their debut full length album, 02. Over the course of the last year, RUG has spent a lot of time on the stage. With headlining performances at Orlando’s House of Blues, Florida Music Festival, the Driven Conference at the Hard Rock, and countless other performances, RUG is gaining new fans every day. Even with an extensive schedule of live performances, RUG has dedicated most of their time during the previous year to crafting the ten songs that create 02. It is difficult to overlook the buzz in the local music scene that prompted Examiner.com to insist that “music like this won’t keep the band a local secret for long.” Further, with the rapidly increasing popularity of this independently funded and released album, there is no telling how far 02 will take RUG: “02 has all quality songs that have a universal appeal for music fans across many genres”.