The Rifles New Album: ‘None The Wiser’

Friday 31 January, 2014

On January 20th 2014 The Rifles return with their fourth studio album ‘None the Wiser’, released via Cooking Vinyl.

‘None The Wiser’ finds the four-piece on fine form, and marks yet another raising of the bar, with brilliantly-crafted classic rock, plus an added dose of folk, Americana, a strong pop sensibility and highly-deft songwriting skills.

Their trademark Mod sound, rock and roll and timeless indie pop are all present and correct, but the band have broadened their musical palette, drawing influence from, in their own words, “Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash and as always - the Beatles.”

With consistently respectable chart entries and a huge, loyal fanbase (that to this day sees the band selling out venues like London’s’ Forum), combined with genuine songwriting talent and unwavering creativity, The Rifles have long outlived many of their original peers.

‘None The Wiser’ was produced by Dave McCracken (Ian Brown), plus Jamie Ellis and Charles Reece at Paul Weller’s Black Barn Studios. It was mixed by Steve Harris (Miles Kane) and Mike Crossey (Jake Bugg/1975).

The album was recorded by the newly reformed original line up of Joel Stoker (vocals, guitar), Lucas Crowther (guitar, vocals), Robert Pyne (bass) and Grant Marsh (drums), who will also be touring throughout November.

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