The Rifles - 'I Could Never Lie'
‘I Could Never Lie’
Monday 21st July 2008
“The first band with a London postcode worth tattooing on your heart for ages” – NME
“The East London gang have found a sound that is a class above contemporary bands” - The Sun
“The Watney's Party Seven soaked romanticism of Madness and Billy Bragg is given a noughties makeover “ – Mojo
“All artfully disheveled ska-punk sizzle and caustics depictions of past conquests” - The Times
“Tales of suburban love and antipathy win the day” – Q
“A punk tinged classic in waiting…Bang On!” - The Fly
“Corking debut album!” – FHM
October 13th will see the release of The Rifles’ as yet to be titled second album. Just one month later, on November 21st the band will headline Brixton Academy after a mammoth 30 date UK tour.
In order to reward the bands famously incendiary fan base, a commemorative 7” gatefold vinyl containing ‘I Could Never Lie’ will be given away to the first 2000 people who buy tickets for the epic homecoming show at Brixton. The second 7” completing the gatefold will be the first chart eligible single out September.
However, for all the followers of The Rifles, heart wrenching melodies, rollicking guitars and irresistible laddish indie decadence. A further 2000 copies of ‘I Could Never Lie’ a tale of suburban love, narrated by poetic beer soaked romanticism, “Why can’t she just see what’s in my eyes, all that I try to hide, I could never lie”
The Rifles’ 2006 debut album ‘No Love Lost’ yielded 4 top 40 singles, boundless superlatives from BritPop fan boys (Graham Coxon) and made them Soccer AM‘s house band. Even the Mod-father himself Paul Weller doffed his cap to them by joining them onstage at The Kentish Town Forum.
Sharp vocals, wry lyricism and pithy melodies, The Rifles evoke a mood, a feeling and place we all want to be and return to again. 2008 is the year The Rifles are loaded to have their breakthrough moment.