Launching into the Autumn with a track that refuses to relinquish 2016’s summer sunshine just yet, THE RPMs are back with sublime new single ‘I Think It’s Stupid, But I Think It’s Love’, and will be playing at the Fleece, Northallerton on Saturday 8 October.
Landing on the 28 October 2016, the track is the second cut of three straight minutes of head-over-heels pumped up pop perfection to be plucked from the Brighton trio’s scintillating 2016 debut EP ‘Digital Disobedience’ (out now on 12” vinyl and download).
Immediately following on from their infectious debut single ‘I Don’t Like It’, which saw the band played on 6Music (Tom Robinson’s Mixtape & Saturday Night Show, Steve Lamacq / Lamacq at the Great Escape), Radio X’s (Shock of the New with Phil Clifton) and Radio 1 (Huw Stephens’ BBC Introducing) earlier this year, this punchy follow-up from the three piece suggests they won’t be slowing down any time soon.
Inspired by the past but built for the future, their sound lends itself a timeless pop feel and ‘I Think It’s Stupid…’ pushes this home with its juxtaposition of romance and reality, and has already gained airplay on BBC Introducing South, including Track of the Day.
Crashing in on a drum beat that’s ready to set pulses racing, ‘I Think It’s Stupid, But I Think It’s Love’ sees the trio surf through propulsive power chords, gnarly bass flourishes and glistening vocal melody in a song that perfectly captures the simple confusion of young love.
Melding a swooning chorus to their pounding guitar-drums-vocals set-up, Jack Valero’s anthemic chant summons golden-hued memories of festival singalongs this summer; something that will especially resonate with those lucky enough to catch the band’s headline set on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (a return appearance after 2015’s storming Pilton Party set), or their endorphin escalating sets at Beautiful Days, 2000trees and celebrated tastemaker club night This Feeling.
After a summer stuffed with invigorating live shows, The RPMs will now take their irresistible crowd-pleasing set to select dates in the UK in support of the single. Dates are below, with more to follow, and include support slots for former Tribes frontman Johnny Lloyd and Buzzcocks.
The RPMs are Jack Valero (lead vocals and guitar), Miguel Cosme (bass and backing vocals) and Callum James (drums). Described by the BBC as a ‘spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies and an Arctic Monkeys rasp’ , with their stripped back sound they describe themselves as ‘a rock band not afraid of a good pop tune’.
The RPMs play at The Fleece, Northallerton on Saturday 7 October 2016. ‘I Think It’s Stupid, But I Think It’s Love’ is out on Xtra Mile Recordings on 28 October 2016.