Review of Local Boy Single by The Rifles

The Rifles
Local Boy
Single Review

The Rifles Local Boy Single

This rough and ready little single is so much like The Jam, that whether you think it's a stroke of retro genius or a sub-standard replication of a classic sound depends entirely on your outlook – and possibly your age. Jangly guitars, pseudo southern accent (complete with 'v's where 'th's should be) and melodic harmonies – all the hallmarks of Paul Weller's finest hour are here. Take it or leave it. I'm sure they'll be huge.

Sharon Edge