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The Rifles

Love Your Neighbour

    It’s been over seven years since The Rifles released their previous record, but now the east Londoners are set to return with their new album ‘Love Your Neighbour’ on April 26 which they today preview with the new single ‘The Kids Won’t Stop’. Their previous two albums - ‘Big Life’ and ‘None The Wiser’ - achieved the highest chart positions of their career to date, while their cult-like popularity has continued in the intervening years with countless sold-out London shows at venues including the Roundhouse, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Kentish Forum, KOKO, Electric Ballroom and Electric Brixton. The triumphant reaction and electrifying energy of those shows inspired The Rifles as they sent about writing ‘Love Your Neighbour’. It’s a record which bursts with the traits that have inspired such devotion amongst fans: songs as gritty as they are anthemic, and full of lyrics which capture broadly relatable experiences and provide evocative snapshots of modern British life. The overriding message of the album is a plea to embrace the power of your local community

    Piano Magic

    Artists' Rifles - 2023 Reissue

      Baroque post-rock classic’s first time on vinyl since its original release in 2000 Originally released on Rocket Girl in 2000, Piano Magic’s third album proper heralded a seismic and surprising shift away from its more electronic predecessors, ‘Popular Mechanics’ and ‘Low Birth Weight.’ ‘Artists’ Rifles’ is Piano Magic’s first band-band album and marks their debut, actual recording studio appearance. Improvised on the spot and produced/recorded over just five days by John A. Rivers (Dead Can Dance, Felt), at his Woodbine St Studios in Leamington Spa, stylistically, the record could feasibly be described as the first (only?) baroque post-rock record, udlising as it does, consciously or otherwise, influences as broad as Bach and Codeine.

      For ‘Ardsts’ Rifles’ the core of Glen Johnson (vocals/guitars/keyboards), John Cheves (guitars), Paul Tornbohm (bass) and Miguel Marin (drums/percussion) were augmented by guests Caroline Potter (vocals) and Adrienne Quartly (cello).

      The success of ‘Artists’ Rifles,’ pardcularly in Spain, kickstarted a wealth of touring possibilides and over the next 16 years, the band toured all over Europe. It also caught the attention of 4AD Records, for whom they signed to the following year.

      This 2023 vinyl re-pressing honours the original (Matt Dornan) sleeve design and beaudful photography of Royal Ardllery Memorial (Hyde Park, London), by John Cheves of the band.


      No Closure
      A Return To The Sea
      You & John Are Birds
      The Index
      Century Schoolbook
      Artist’s Rifles

      The Rifles

      Great Escape - Reissue

        Originally released in 2009, The Rifles second studio album 'Great Escape' is being re-issued on limited edition double heavyweight coloured vinyl and 2 disc CD. It features eight bonus tracks, some of which have never been released before on vinyl.

        The album is being released alongside close to sold out 'The Great Escape' tour in October & November 2019, celebrating 10 years of the album. The original release from 26 January 2009 now has over 38 thousand copies sold in the UK, and was produced by Dave McCracken and Stan "Jan" Kybert. The Rifles used Dave Davies' (The Kinks) Konk Studios in Crouch End, Dan Hawkins' (The Darkness) studio Leeders Farm, and "The Pool" in Miloco Studios to record the album.


        Disc: 1
        1. Science In Violence
        2. The Great Escape
        3. Fall To Sorrow
        4. Sometimes
        5. Toe Rag
        6. History
        7. Winter Calls
        8. Out In The Past
        9. Romeo & Julie
        10. The General
        11. For The Meantime

        Disc: 2
        1. Talking
        2. A Love To Die For
        3. I Could Never Lie
        4. Darling Girl
        5. Lazy Bones
        6. She’s The Only One (Live) W/ Paul Weller
        7. Eton Rifles (Live) W/ Paul Weller
        8. Winter Calls (Demo)


        Freedom Run

          Freedom Run is the third studio album by The Rifles originally released 19 September 2011,produced by Charles Rees and Chris Potter. Reissued by Cooking vinyl on Dusk blue coloured vinyl


          DISC 1
          1. Dreamer
          2. Long Walk Back
          3. Sweetest Thing
          DISC 2
          1. Tangled Up In Love
          2. Eveline
          3. Love Is A Key
          4. Falling
          DISC 3
          1. (Interlude)
          2. Emily
          3. Nothing Matters
          4. Coming Home
          DISC 4
          1. I Get Low
          2. Little Boy Blue (Human Needs)
          3. Cry Baby

          The Rifles return with their highly anticipated 5th album 'Big Life'. The new double album contains a remarkable 18 tracks that showcases a new maturity while retaining the indie rock spirit that has become synonymous with the band

          Since their last album ‘None The Wiser' (which charted at #6 in the UK album mid-weeks) the band have maintained a strong plot through impressive live feats such as 4 consecutive nights at London's Electric Ballroom, a sold out show at The London Roundhouse and multiple tours across the UK and Europe. With such a strong, dedicated and engaged fanbase, we have high expectations for this new album and feel that it stands a good chance of outperforming its predecessor.


          DISC: 1
          1. Groundhog Day
          2. Radio Nowhere
          3. Turtle Dove
          4. Numero Uno
          5. Caught In The Summer Rain
          6. Wall Around Your Heart
          7. Victoria
          8. Jonny Was A Friend Of Mine
          9. Young For A Day

          DISC: 2
          1. Big Big Life
          2. Motorway
          3. Independent
          4. Misunderstood
          5. Go Do What You Like
          6. Time In Hand
          7. Never Been That Close
          8. Heavy Weather
          9. Victoria (Acoustic) 

          The Rifles

          Heebie Jeebies

            2nd single from their forthcoming studio album ‘None the Wiser’ due January 20th 2014.

            ‘None The Wiser’ finds the four-piece on fine form, and marks another raising of the bar. Their trademark Mod and indie pop sound are present and correct, but the band have broadened their musical palette, drawing influence from, “Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash and as always - the Beatles.”

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Heebie Jeebies
            2. All I Need Acoustic Version

            Kev Russell's Junker

            Buttermilk And Rifles

              The Munich Records label is always good value when it comes to unearthing new Americana talent and the growly, grouchy dark americana mutterings of Kev Russell can now be added to the list. Straight from Austin Texas he has a snakebite charm and a heavy guitar throb to richocet in your brainbox.

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