The Rifles return with a new album ‘None the Wiser’ on 20th January 2014, via Cooking Vinyl. And, while their trademark Mod sound, rock and roll and indie pop are all present and correct, the band seemed to have broadened their musical palette, drawing influence from, in their own words, “Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash and as always – the Beatles.”
As a precursor to the album, the band has today released details of a brand new track from the album. ‘The Hardest Place to Find Me’ follows last month’s excellent and rip-roaring ‘Minute Mile’ and is trademark Rifles. Take a listen by clicking above.
‘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).
The album was recorded by the newly reformed original line up of Joel Stoker (vocals, guitar), Lucas Crowther (guitar, vocals), Robert Pyne (drums) and Grant Marsh (bass) and the track-listing is as follows…
- ‘Minute Mile’
- ‘Heebie Jeebies’
- ‘Go Lucky’
- ‘All I Need’
- ‘You Win Some’
- ‘Catch Her In The Rye’
- ‘The Hardest Place To Find Me’
- ‘Shoot From The Lip’
- ‘Eclectic Eccentric’
- ‘Under And Over’
The band also has a 3 day residency at London’s Boogaloo on the 17th, 18th and 19th December 2013. Tickets are available from the bands website.