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Thursday 14 June 2018

The RPMs: Breaking Brighton Quintet Raise The Musical Bar Ahead Of Homecoming Gig

The RPMs new single Let Things Happen raises the bar significantly for this young Brighton band. 

The single is cast firmly in the mould of classic indie pop, fusing contemporary songwriting sensibilities with the fluttering sounds of lush keyboards interwoven with melodic, ringing guitars.  

Speaking of the new single, singer Jack Valero said: 

"It's written about how sometimes in life you just have to sit back and go with the flow and is very much based on where we are as a band right now. 

"You face many difficult obstacles in life especially when you're in a band and it's all about how you overcome them and carry on, just like it says in the chorus 'Pick up and start again'. 

The RPMs - Let Things Happen - Official Video

"It"s a positive message to not allow yourself to be defeated and also to remember sometimes to let go and live in the moment instead of trying to control it."

The RPMs emerged from the Brighton scene that has also birthed contemporaries Black Honey, Yonaka and Fickle Friends. 

The band was formed in Dorset by childhood friends Jack Valero (lead vocals, guitar), Callum James (drums and backing vocals).

 Following a move to Brighton they were joined by Miguel Cosme on bass and gained early momentum in 2016 for their debut EP, Digital Disobedience, followed by their second EP in 2017, Agents of Change. 

The RPMs expanded to a five piece, adding in Chris Bowden on keyboards and Ollie Summers on lead guitar to create a larger live sound and carve out a more ambitious sonic direction, or as they put it: 

"We've skipped off down the rabbit hole more and more lately with our sound evolving into tunes that you can dance to, drink to and have mind-expanding existential conversations long into the night to, not really… unless you really want to, we won't judge"

The RPMs play the Brighton Hope & Ruin on Saturday 7th July 2018. For more info CLICK HERE

by: Mike Cobley




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