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Tuesday 07 March 2017

Agents of Change: The RPMs Set To Debut New Material @ Brighton Homecoming Show

Setting an experimental trajectory with a clutch of razor-edged new tracks in the canon - Brighton trio The RPMs announce their return with their first live show of 2017 and details of a forthcoming new EP, Agents of Change.

Ever loyal to the town that has made them, the band will be giving the skinny on their much-anticipated new material to their fans in Brighton as they headline Bleach on 16th March 2017.

Topping the bill at a live showcase The RPMs will be joined by a bill of tomorrow"s talent in waiting - with sets from SisteRay, plus local favourites Strange Wave and Hake also featuring across the evening.

Hailed by the BBC as a 'spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies and an Arctic Monkeys rasp", The RPMs have made short work of putting the gears of the hype machine into action thus far..

With the band's next move being tracked with close attention, the band aren't planning to disappoint with the four new tracks lined up for their sophomore EP release.

A band unafraid to wear their sense of conscience on their sleeves, the upcoming release reveals a more serious and experimental side of The RPMs and lyrically sees the three-piece offering their insightful take on the grip of social media in modern life.

Talking about the new release, Jack Valero says:

"We're a band like many others at the moment who are 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 hope to address these issues in our new music and reflect on society and our place within it.  

"Our lyrics express the exasperated way I think a lot of young people such as ourselves feel about the world around us and what we feel is wrong with it."

Emerging from the effervescing Brighton scene that has also birthed contemporaries including Black Honey and fellow BIMM compadres Fickle Friends, 

The RPMs' upcoming gig at Bleach will be the band's first headline show of the new year in the city and will see the band exclusively reveal their new material first to a hometown crowd.

Busying themselves in last few months with constant rehearsals to refine their songwriting and musicianship in the studio, whilst developing a bigger on-stage sound, the band are promising an ambitious and invigorated performance on 16th March.

The RPMs will play @ Brighton Bleach on 16th March 2017. Tickets £5 in advance - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/269205

by: Mike Cobley



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