Monday 6th March 2006
Red Ink/Right Hook Recordings
'Repeated Offender' is the first shot from The Rifles sessions with producer Ian Broudie (The Zutons, The Subways). Recorded in Mickey Most's legendary RAK studio, the band that have already made a 'hottest record in the world' according to Zane Lowe and had Graham Coxon singing their praises, return with their sights even sharper.
Their division of young fans, hard won playing the pubs and clubs of the land, already propelled their recent single 'Local Boy' to number 36 in the charts. For their new assault, Broudie took the band's garage sound, stripped it out, refitted it with handclaps, tambourines snaps and tremolo guitar to magnify the infectious pop melody hiding amongst all the feral energy.
While the beat is Motown on amphetamines, the lyrics teach a Walthamstow street lesson The Specials could have written 20 years ago. Lead singer Joel Stoker explains: "It's about one of my mates but I don't want to say which one incase he fucking reads about it. Everyone's got one of them in their group that's just a nightmare when they have a drink. They start trouble every time they go out." The message couldn't be put more pithily in the lyrics: "Now don't you pretend when you wake in the morning/ you're lying to yourself it won't happen again/ repeated offender you should come with a warning/ it's embarrassing for all of your friends."
Come and check out The Rifles incendiary live show.
15/02/2006 Astoria London, NME Brats Nights with Boy Kill Boy.
16/02/2006 King Tuts Glasgow.
17/02/2006 Academy, Newcastle.
18/02/2006 Faversham, Leeds.
20/02/2006 Sugarmill, Stoke.
21/02/2006 Soundhaus, Northampton.
22/02/2006 Fleece & Firkin, Bristol.
23/02/2006 Bunters (Tuck Shop), Truro.
25/02/2006 Colosseum, Coventry.
26/02/2006 Zodiac, Oxford.
27/02/2006 Chinnerys, Southend.
01/03/2006 Soul Tree, Cambridge.
02/03/2006 Moles Club, Bath.
03/03/2006 Met Lounge, Peterborough.
04/03/2006 Leadmill, Sheffield.
06/03/2006 Academy Birmingham.
07/03/2006 Social, Nottingham.
08/03/2006 Roadhouse, Manchester.
09/03/2006 93 Feet East, London.
The Rifles will then be supporting the Dead 60's on the following dates.
Weds 15th March - Manchester University
Thu 16th March - The Colosseum, Coventry
Sat 18th March - The Ballroom, Nottingham
Sun 19th March - The Astoria, London
We want to speak to the Grammys manager...