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Monday 04 December 2017

The RPMs: Spooky New Single & Homecoming Gig For Brighton's Finest Indie Boys

Straight off the back of a string of summer gigs and festivals up and down the country, The RPMs return with a bigger sound and a new focus.

New single Your Ghost is an upbeat keyboard driven number that fuses widescreen melancholia against a classic backdrop of modern indie pop, to create a song that has all the promise of a future indie pop classic in waiting.

The RPMs recent second EP Agents Of Change 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 in modern life. 

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..

Talking about the EP, Jack Valero said:

"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."

With the fresh single in the pipeline the band are gearing up to hit the road running with new tour dates, one of which will see them headline a home town gig in Brighton.

The RPMs play The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, on 7th December 2018. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley




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