Breaking Brighton quintet The RPMs are out on tour this summer. Alongside a string of festival dates, which include a visit to Neverworld in Kent, on Fri 3 and Sat 4 Aug, they’ll be playing a home town show at Hope & Ruin on Sat 7 July, along with New York Tourists, This Party and Last Seen Alive.
The indoor shows are being hosted by indie club night extraordinaire THIS FEELING, and sees the band joined each night by a top billing of new talent. It follows the release of the band’s stunning new video for their Let Things Happen single, which is available now via Xtra Mile Recordings.
The release raises the bar significantly for this young Brighton band. Following the success of their previous single, Your Ghost, Let Things Happen is cast firmly in the mould of classic indie-pop. It fuses contemporary songwriting sensibilities with the fluttering sounds of lush keyboards interwoven with melodic, ringing guitars. “It’s written about how sometimes in life you just have to sit back and go with the flow,” says singer Jack Valero said. “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.”
The RPMs emerged from a 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 Agents of Change in 2017. The RPMs then 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.
The RPMs play Brighton’s Hope & Ruin on Sat 7 July 2018.