Album Review: The Rumble Strips - 'Welcome To The Walk Alone'

The Rumble Strips - 'Welcome To The Walk Alone'

Idea for a TV series: When Good Bands Go Bad. It’s got it all! Power, sex, intrigue and bright-eyed sensitive types gazing into the abyss and realising that hey, nice guys finish last. Put a moderately successful British indie band at one end of...

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Live Review : The Rumble Strips

Live Review : The Rumble Strips

Of all music fans, it’s those of The Rumble Strips who sleep the soundest, smug in the knowledge that their boys’ next single will be fitted with the same winning components as their last… and the five before that. Overblown doo-wop...

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The Rumble Strips

The Rumble Strips

OK, anyone who has read anything about them, seen them live, glanced at a photo of them, walked past them in the street or heard more than a three-second snippet of their music, will know that The Rumble Strips really, really, reeeeeally sound...

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The Rumble Strips

The Rumble Strips

Following on from their genius take on Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’, the Strips deliver further proof that, when the Day-Glo dust settles, they’ll be standing on top of the pile. “I’ll show you this little boy can fly”, hollers...

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The Rumble Strips/ The Little Ones/Pull Tiger Tail/Blood Red Shoes

The Rumble Strips/ The Little Ones/Pull Tiger...

For the Club Academy security, it’s like 28 Days Later gone rock. The onslaught is unrelenting and they’ve no idea who to trust. The Day-Glo ginger skinhead in the glowstick glasses and spangly sun visor dancing about onstage with Blood Red...

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The Rumble Strips

The Rumble Strips

With the likes of Bloc Party getting all serious with lyrics about cocaine and stuff, it’s nice to hear a band singing about the simple things in life. Here the Dexy-licious Strips gallop through a brass-bound ditty about hammering your alarm...

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The Rumble Strips: King’s College, London; Wednesday, November 15

The Rumble Strips: King’s College, London;...

From Madness to The Zutons, via 80 per cent of ska bands and the twat in the jester’s hat playing in every unsigned funk-rock power jammin’ party band, music history is scarred with a particularly nasty type of aural violation – brass. You...

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Rumble Strips: No Soul/Motorcycle

Rumble Strips: No Soul/Motorcycle

These Devonshire oddballs are named after those bumps in the middle of the road, which is an odd choice for a band that are about as far from MOR as you can get. ‘Motorcycle’ sees them career way off centre, down a bumpy country path on a...

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