REVEAL VIDEO FOR TRACK ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’
FROM ALBUM ‘BIG LIFE’
OUT NOW THROUGH COOKING VINYL
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’ HERE.
PRAISE FOR THE RIFLES CURRENT ALBUM ‘BIG LIFE’
“Proving that this band is capable of changing direction … perfectly crafted.” GIGSLUTZ
“It’s an 18 song whopper.” Q MAGAZINE
“Rock solid choruses & meaty riffs, you can’t go wrong…infectious.” **** DAILY STAR
“The Rifles are going from strength to strength… a perfect blend of indie guitar pop-rock”. MUSIC NEWS
“Ambitious double album – there’s no denying the strength of indie pop tunes.” LOUDER THAN WAR
“It showcases the band’s finely honed songwriting with its soaring melodies, chiming guitar hooks and sweet vocal harmonies. Underrated as old-skool tunesmiths, The Rifles hit the target again. MUSICOMH
“Almost every track could be a single…a thing of beauty. With this bold and ambitious release, they’ve underlined their credentials as one of the finest British bands of recent times. The Rifles have produced arguably their finest album in Big Life.” POPPED MUSIC
“It’s a master-class display of guitar’s place in pop.” VULTURE HOUND
The Rifles release brand new video for track ‘Groundhog Day’ from current album ‘Big Life’. ‘Groundhog Day’ is the lively album opening track which expresses the longing to be free from an endlessly repetitive job as frontman Joel Stoker sings; “As the world goes round & round / Another lonely dead end town.” Directed by Roger Sargent (Libertines, Vaccines, Spector) and starring Anna Bolton (Our World War, Vera, Hector). Says Sargent of the video; “I really wanted to avoid doing the obvious homage to the film of the same name. I think people can get to a point where their work becomes all encompassing and the only things that you experience is the stress of your commute and the numbing boredom of your job. You become a bee. A frustrated, anxious, angry worker bee.”
The Rifles 5th Studio Album ‘Big Life’ is out now and the band have just finished a headline UK tour. ‘Big Life’ showcases a band at the peak of their confidence with the freedom to have creative sonic experimentation amongst their well honed songwriting. The Rifles craft catchy effortless pop songs with strong melodies and instant hooks. Their clever lyricism never disappoints.
This album was produced by Charles Rees at Black Barn Studios thanks to long time mentor & collaborator Paul Weller.
The Rifles will play 3 SOLD OUT intimate shows at London’s Boogaloo in December.
13th December – Boogaloo, London SOLD OUT
14th December – Boogaloo, London SOLD OUT
15th December – Boogaloo, London SOLD OUT