Straight off the back of a string of summer gigs and festivals up and down the country, The RPMs are back and all revved up with a bigger sound on latest single 'Your Ghost'. It's an upbeat keyboard-driven number fusing widescreen melancholia against a classic backdrop of modern indie pop. Buy the single here.
The RPMs released their second EP Agents Of Change in June 2017 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The release revealed a band getting to grips with coming of age in an increasingly volatile world with the band offering their take on the hold of social media upon modern life.
Fuelled by the support they have received from national radio on singles from the EP 'Oh My God' and 'Things I Forgot To Do’, the band is continuing to evolve their sound. They have always been about writing very hooky pop songs wrapped up in an indie package, but they are more and more about making you dance too. They've never been afraid to embrace pop music. They wanted to create a sound that was the sum of all their influences, old and contemporary, mixing electronic music with live instruments. With that they decided to bring keyboards and lead guitar in to liberate the songwriting as well as Gethin Pearson (Mallory Knox / Charli XCX / JAWS), a talented and creative producer from Wales, onboard to open up new possibilities with the aim to create something with a polished production and huge melodies and choruses.
With a fresh single out the band are gearing up to hit the road running with new tour dates, so keep your eyes and ears peeled as the band road test new material at a venue near you…
Catch them live at the following dates (or look at our Gigs page):
25 Leeds @ Kazoopa Festival
30 London @ Sebright Arms - Abbie McCarthy's Good Karma Club
01 Manchester @ The Castle Hotel
02 Birmingham @ Sunflower Lounge
03 Glasgow @ Garage (Attic Bar)
07 Brighton @ The Hope and Ruin
09 Southampton @ Heartbreakers
10 Guildford @ The Boileroom
The RPMs are:
Jack Valero - guitar, vocals
Miguel Cosme - bass guitar, vocals
Callum James - drums, vocals
Ollie Summers - lead guitar
Chris Bowden - keyboards
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