Going for a spin with The RPMS!

The RPM's
The RPM’s

The RPMS over the summer have been real busy. Busy nailing festivals and gigs across the UK. They are just about to set off on a few dates through October and November 2016.

I have been so fortunate to spend some time with this talented trio of musicians. These guys write great songs, great to see them play live and they look great together on stage.

Over the summer I have seen them in a few venues and the last time I saw them live was in Brighton at the Prince Albert, they were part of a SPP Event which featured Brightons Dirt Royal and Idle Talk. Prior to that I saw them at Concorde 2 in Brighton, they were support for The Sherlocks. They always deliver a great performance, sound great and look immaculate.

Jack Valero: Guitars and vocals
Jack Valero: Guitars and vocals

Jack is at the front, and is a joy to watch him play. He provides stunning vocals and his guitar playing fills their songs with riffs, leads and a solid wall of sound. He is very much a unique character on stage, and this is a real, fresh thing to see these days. You can tell he just loves it and enjoys every minute under the lights. He introduces some fine banter among his colleagues and ultimately with the audience. He managed to whip up the crowd into a protesting frenzy during the single “I don’t Like It” recently at Concorde 2.

Callum James: Drums
Callum James: Drums

Callum, the man at the back delivers when you watch him. He appears to have a very subdued style of playing, dont let that fool you, this guy is a master of what he does, a true professional of the sticks. He never misses it and delivers a full and varied support to the band. Just watch him and listen and you will see what I mean – then he will stand up and power out a percussion sound that pushes past the sound of the rest of the band, and then sits back down.

 Miguel Cosme: Bass and vocals
Miguel Cosme: Bass and vocals

Miguel, a bassist and then some! A true genius on the four strings. He has been playing since a young age and this has developed into a skill that many could only wish to have! He makes it look effortless, but just watch the fingers on the frets! What he does is far from easy, creating an outstanding rich tone and working along side Callums drum patterns is just incredible. A swirl of his hair and he is across the stage, climbing on just about anything he can find – or you may see him towering over everyone whilst standing on Callums drum kit.

The RPMS are recording new songs which I cant wait to hear! They already have a catalogue of great tunes and songs. But to keep everyone happy they have just released a new video to a song on the marvelous slice of vinyl “Digital Disobedience”. The video filmed in Brighton, down on the seafront and beach is for the song ‘I Think It’s Stupid But I Think It’s Love’. This is a cracking track, and one of the single releases of the year for me. As summer fades, look back at the days of sunglasses, running on the beach and fun in the sun. This video will remind you of those things, and its an absolute belter of a tune encapsulating everything about the band – great songs, great musicianship, great fun and great guys. Go on – give it a listen, am pretty sure that foot of yours will be tapping along and the chorus will stick in your brain for the rest of the day!

“Right guys, are you ready? 3, 2, 1 ACTION!”

Here are a few more shots of The RPM’s from various shows from around Brighton and Hove.

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And some live footage from Brighton at The SPP night :

And The RPMs live in Brighton at Concorde 2

Keep an eye out for these guys – The RPMs will always give you a great show. They always seem to be playing and satisfying the crowd where ever they go. If you get a chance to see them – take it. I dont think this band will be playing the smaller venues for much longer. They have just been confirmed as support for the Buzzcocks on a date in Brighton.

The RPMS on Facebook

The RPMS website

All words, Photos and videos, apart from “I Think It’s Stupid But I Think It’s Love” – are copyright to IANB Media Works and Ian “The Lens” Bourn.

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