The Rumble Strips make their LA debut at Club NME

The band preview new material for enthusiastic fans

The Rumble Strips made their Los Angeles debut at Club NME Los Angeles with Fred Perry Subculture last night (October 16).

The Devon, England band played material from their 2007 debut ‘Girls And Weather’ and previewed new material from their forthcoming album, which is being produced by Mark Ronson.

The band kicked off with ‘Cowboy’ and launched into ‘Time’. They said very little throughout their set, aside from thanking the audience and introducing catchy new tracks ‘Douglas’, ‘Already Dead’ and ‘Daniel’.

The crowd, which included the band’s debut album producer Tony Hoffer, danced throughout the 50-minute set, reserving their biggest cheers for ‘Motorcycle’ and ‘No Soul’.

“There are more people here than I thought there would be,” frontman Charlie Waller told NME.COM after their gig. “We never played here before so I didn’t know what to expect.”

He added that the band had spent the sunny day sight-seeing in LA, visiting the famous Muscle Beach. “It was a bit disappointing,” he admitted. “I was hoping for musclier men.”

The Rumble Strips played:



‘Oh Creole’



‘Hate Me (You Do)’

‘Girls And Boys In Love’

‘Already Dead’



‘Alarm Clock’

‘No Soul’


–By our Los Angeles staff.

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