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The RPMs to Play London’s Nambucca in November

SEEN instantly became a fan of the RPMs after seeing their fun video for the new single 'I Think It's Stupid, But I Think It's Love'. They’re clearly still basking in Brighton's summer sunshine. The track is the second cut of three straight minutes of head-over-heels pumped-up pop to be plucked from the Brighton trio's scintillating 2016 debut EP: 'Digital Disobedience' (out now on 12" vinyl and download).

SEEN instantly became a fan of the RPMs after seeing their fun video for the new single ‘I Think It’s Stupid, But I Think It’s Love’. They’re clearly still basking in Brighton’s summer sunshine. The track is the second cut of three straight minutes of head-over-heels pumped-up pop to be plucked from the Brighton trio’s scintillating 2016 debut EP: ‘Digital Disobedience’ (out now on 12″ vinyl and download).


Watch the video to ‘I Think It’s Stupid, But I Think It’s Love’ Here:

Immediately following on from their infectious debut single ‘I Don’t Like It’, which saw the band played on 6Music (Tom Robinson’s Mixtape & Saturday Night Show, Steve Lamacq / Lamacq at the Great Escape), Radio X’s (Shock of the New with Phil Clifton), Radio 1 (Huw Stephens’ BBC Introducing) and recently  playlisted and championed by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer on the equally legendary KROQ FM, this punchy follow-up from the three piece suggests they won’t be slowing down any time soon.

The RPMs are Jack Valero (lead vocals and guitar), Miguel Cosme (bass and backing vocals) and Callum James (drums). Described by the BBC as a ‘spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies and an Arctic Monkeys rasp’, with their stripped-back sound they describe themselves as ‘a rock band not afraid of a good pop tune’. SEEN can attest to the truth of this.

Their sound lends itself a timeless pop feel and ‘I Think It’s Stupid…’ pushes this home with its juxtaposition of romance and reality, and has already gained airplay on BBC Introducing South, including Track of the Day as well as Steve Lamacq 6Music Recommends. ‘I Think It’s Stupid, But I Think It’s Love’ sees the trio surf through propulsive power chords, gnarly bass flourishes and glistening vocal melodies in a song that perfectly captures the simple confusion of young love.

Jack Valero’s anthemic chant summons golden-hued memories of festival singalongs this summer; something that will especially resonate with those lucky enough to catch the band’s headline set on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (a return appearance after 2015’s storming Pilton Party set), or their endorphine-escalating sets at Beautiful Days, 2000trees and celebrated tastemaker club night, This Feeling.

After a summer stuffed with invigorating live shows, The RPMs will now take their irresistible crowd-pleasing set to select dates in the UK in support of the single:


4 MANCHESTER Gullivers  –  supporting  Johnny Lloyd
14 BATH The Nest
15 BRISTOL Thunderbolt
20 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 – supporting Buzzcocks
22 HARLOW The Square
29 WORTHING Bar Forty Two Oxjam


18 DEAL The Lighthouse
29 LONDON Nambucca


02 BRISTOL Fleece  – supporting The Beat
03 WOLVES Slade Rooms –  supporting The Beat
08 BRIDPORT Electric Palace  – supporting The Beat
09 BRIGHTON Concorde 2  – supporting The Beat
10 BEDFORD Esquires  – supporting The Beat

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