With an electrifying new EP imminent and a heroic homecoming show set to follow their eagerly anticipated appearance at this year’s Glastonbury, summer 2016 is looking radiant for Brighton’s The RPMs.
Described by the BBC as a 'spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies and an Arctic Monkeys rasp’, the band have plenty to celebrate as they follow the release of their debut EP Digital Disobedience on 24 June 2016 with a coveted slot on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage, the very next day. Preorder Digital Disobedience on CD, vinyl or download from our shop and you'll get two tracks from the EP – 'I Don't Like It' and 'I Think It's Stupid, But I Think It's Love' – instantly. You can also download from iTunes. Spotify has music for streaming if that's your thing.
Having earned a heap of new fans after their incendiary performance at Camden Rocks, the band will take it up another level again as they return to Glastonbury festival for the second year in a row. Their no-nonsense approach to melody is what snared them a high profile return slot following 2015’s triumphant set at Pilton Party. Expressing the band’s delight to accept an invite to this year’s bash, Jack Valero said:
“Can’t express in words how utterly excited we are to play the BBC Intro stage at Glastonbury Festival 2016! Melita Dennett at BBC Introducing South has given us such great support and we hope to do her and BBC Intro South proud.“
To top it all off, a victory lap awaits the three-piece as they eye up a hometown show at The Hope & Ruin on 2 July.
Hosted by the talent taste-making club night This Feeling (once described by Noel Gallagher as "the best club in the UK for future rock and roll stars”), The RPMs’ upcoming show in Brighton will be both a celebration and a thank you to the city has that supported them on their journey so far. Showing his affection for his hometown, The RPMs frontman Jack Valero said: “We absolutely love Brighton and it's the best place for young musicians to live and work on their craft. The whole town has such a great artistic vibe and we've taken so much inspiration from it. It's particularly important to us as it's where we met Miguel, our bass player, and started out playing in every dark sweaty bar we could. And if you like to party, there's always somewhere still open: we once got a carbonara at five in the morning. There's just no other town like it.”
The RPMs have a bunch more festival dates including appearances at 2000 trees and Beautiful Days, plus a handful of tour dates with more to come.
18 London @ Stone Free Festival (O2)
25 Glastonbury Festival @ BBC Introducing Stage - 8.25 pm
02 Brighton This Feeling @ The Hope & Ruin
09 Cheltenham @ 2000trees
20 Ottery St Mary @ Beautiful Days Festival
10 Bridport @ The Bridport Arts Centre
“We're so thankful that British guitar music is again seeing gritty teens and early-20s create simple, feel-good anthems that sound superb on record but beg to be heard in a sweaty venue.” Record Of The Day
“This is simply raw energetic pop that's Instant, urgent and vital.” Record Of The Day
“You stand out from your peers by virtue that you have a real ‘classic’ sound already…Shindig
Reminded me of the punkier end of the power pop genre with bands like The Jam, Buzzcocks....blending killer melodies with hi-energy performances” Shindig
“Really like what I've heard so far - nice one” Mike Walsh Radio X