Rifles setting sights on Southsea

The Rifles.

The Rifles.

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Indie rockers The Rifles are on tour ahead of the release of their fourth studio album.

None The Wiser is due out in January and the band are heading to Portsmouth tomorrow for a Wedgewood Rooms gig.

The four-piece combine classic rock with folk, Americana and a strong pop sensibility on the new recording.

They promise their trademark Mod sound, rock and roll and indie pop. But they’ve broadened their musical palette, drawing influence from, in their own words, ‘Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash and as always – The Beatles’.

With respectable chart entries and a loyal fanbase, The Rifles have 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 re-formed original line up of Joel Stoker (vocals, guitar), Lucas Crowther (guitar, vocals), Robert Pyne (drums) and Grant Marsh (bass),

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