The Rifles return on August 19 with new album ‘Big Life’.
The first double album of the band’s career, it’s produced by regular Paul Weller associate Charles Rees, who was introduced by Weller to The Rifles. Rees has also worked with The Strypes and Dot Allison. It was recorded at Weller’s own Surrey studio, Black Barn.
First single ‘Numero Uno’ can be heard below.
Singer Joel Stoker said of the decision to make ‘Big Life’ a double album: “”It was just a case of having trouble picking the 11 or 12 songs for one album. There wasn’t any that we wanted to leave off, so we decided to just throw them all on. It’s just a case of giving our fans as much music as possible.”
‘Big Life’ is The Rifles’ fifth album and follows 2014’s ‘None The Wiser’. They play at Splendour festival on July 23, before a tour in October.
The Rifles will play:
Newcastle Student Union (October 13)
Glasgow Garage (14)
London Koko (20-21)
Norwich Waterfront (27)
Derby Venue (28)
Wakefield Warehouse 23 (29)
Southampton Engine Rooms (November 3)
Cardiff Globe (4)
Leamington Spa Assembly (5)