The Rifles announce new album, stream new single

Credit: Jay Brookes

Credit: Jay Brookes

Indie veterans The Rifles today announce their new fifth studio album Big Life will be released on August 19th through Cooking Vinyl. Coinciding with this announcement, the band stream the first new single aptly titled Numero Uno.

Big Life is quite a telling name as well. Being a double album, it will contain 18 new tracks. Lead singer Joel Stoker on the choice to make it a double album:

It was just a case of having trouble picking the 11 or 12 songs for the 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.

The Rifles have been together for 12 years now and they are still going with the original line-up.

The nw album was produced by Charles Rees at Black Barn Studios thanks to long time mentor & collaborator Paul Weller (The Jam).

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1 Groundhog Day
2 Radio Nowhere
3 Turtle Dove
4 Numero Uno
5 Caught in the Summer Rain
6 Wall Around Your Heart
7 Victoria
8 Jonny Was a Friend of Mine
9 Young for a Day
1 Big Big Life
2 Motorway
3 Independent
4 Misunderstood
5 Go Do What You Like
6 Time in Hand
7 Never Been That Close
8 Heavy Weather
9 Victoria (Acoustic)

The Rifles will play headline shows across Europe and the UK this fall for which they will be supported by newcomers Whitecliff. Tour dates can be found below.

Stream: The Rifles – Numero Uno

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