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Tune after great tune, something you just can't resist - John Kennedy Radio X
Best of BBC Introducing - Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
Energetic indie-rocking, with some catchy pop rhythms sprinkled in - Louder Than War
More hooks than a harbour - Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music
A stylish introduction to this youthful band - CLASH
A bunch of lads with an ear for a great tune" - Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music
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Emerging from the current Brighton scene that has also birthed contemporaries including Black Honey and Fickle Friends, The RPMs gathered early plaudits in 2016 for the promise shown on their debut EP ‘Digital Disobedience’
With their foundations formed in Dorset by childhood friends Jack Valero (lead vocals, guitar), Callum James (drums and backing vocals), they were joined by Miguel Cosme on bass and backing vocals after a move to Brighton. They emerged from their early sessions with lyrics that had something to say, a sound laced with melodic licks and ambitions to mix it up with their own contemporary influences.
A slot at Glastonbury Festival’s Pilton Party after winning the new band competition, provided the launch-pad for their debut single. Picking tried-and-tested live favourite “I Don’t Like It”, the track was picked up immediately by BBC Intro South. Earning praise on radio from the likes of venerated indie gurus Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq on 6 Music, Huw Stephens on Radio 1 BBC Introducing, a coveted slot on John Kennedy’s Shock of the New show on Radio X, plus a welcome from the online community for their youthful promise, the track was hailed by Clash magazine as “a brattish salute to refusal, to the gentle art of making up your own damn mind”.