The RPMs continue down that road as they announce a heap of spring and summer live dates to promote forthcoming EP Agents of Change, released on 2 June 2017. Preorder the EP here.
You can now watch the video for the single 'Oh My God' from Agents of Change.
The dates for all upcoming shows are on the poster below. Grab tickets from our gigs page.
Setting an experimental trajectory with a clutch of razor-edged new tracks, Brighton trio The RPMs are back with details of a forthcoming new EP.
The upcoming release reveals a band getting to grips with coming of age in an increasingly volatile world and lyrically sees the three-piece offering their take on the grip of social media in modern life.
From the opening track ‘Oh My God’, Jack Valero articulates the frustration of an increasing stagnant youth culture: “kids all in the clubs still singing ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, there’s just so much that they don’t know”. ‘Troubled Town’ is a song about honesty within love, or the lack of, complete with an fiery slide solo. ‘Things I Forgot To Do’ has an infectious energy and rhythm on the theme of running out of time. ‘Help Me Start the Day’ closes the EP, harboring dark undertones of depression and mental anguish that are masked within a lighthearted pop tune echoing the ‘slap a smile on it’ culture that is still uncomfortable with this condition.
Talking about the new release, Jack says:
“We’re very aware of how our lives as young people are so heavily under the spotlight of social media likeability these days. Social media has brought great freedoms to people, allowing them to connect and share with anyone in the world, but also brings great pressures to be forever feeding the machine. It’s crazy that in the age of information, people seem more uninformed than ever. We are the first generation predicted to be poorer than our parents and young people are turning to each other, social media and their favourite bands to help them understand the world they've inherited and we're trying to understand it too."