“Life affirming indie-pop” The Time
“Delivered with gusto and buckets of charm, Chingford’s spiky guitar poppers continue to crackle with youthful vigour” Uncut
“Hits the spot” Mojo
“Their tender, bittersweet lyrics pull hard on the heartstrings” The Sun
“Thrills and melodic cascades aplenty” The Mirror
The Rifles return with the release of their new video, ‘All I Need’, a West Coast-style folk-rock nugget, released on Cooking Vinyl. ‘All I Need’ follows the release of their recent album ‘None the Wiser, which reached number 21 in the UK album charts.
With a huge, loyal fanbase and genuine top-class songwriting talent, The Rifles have long outlived many of their original peers. Both the single and album mark yet another raising of the bar from the band with a broadened musical palette and brilliantly crafted rock & roll, with an added dose of folk, a strong pop sensibility and timeless songs that meld elements of The Kinks, The Byrds, Dylan, Doves and Television.
‘None The Wiser’ was produced by Dave McCracken (Ian Brown), plus Jamie Ellis and Charles Reece at Paul Weller’s Black Barn Studios. It was mixed by Steve Harris (Miles Kane) and Mike Crossey (Jake Bugg/1975). It was recorded by the newly reformed original line up of Joel Stoker (vocals, guitar), Lucas Crowther (guitar, vocals), Robert Pyne (bass) and Grant Marsh (drums)