The Rifles announce Unplugged Album

Credit: Jay Brookes

After last year’s release ofBig Life, Indie veterans The Rifles today announce the release of The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, due for release 28th April 2017.

The new album was recorded in the historic Abbey Road Studios, London in just the one take in early January 2017. This stripped down album features Joel Stoker & Luke Crowther accompanied in the studio by Deano Mumford on keys along with a string quartet and 30 piece fan Choir adding vocals to 3 tracks on the album.

We had a fantastic day at Abbey Road & have wanted to nail some recordings of our songs acoustically with strings for a long time, and feel this album has really raised the bar, can’t wait for people to hear it!

The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios features a selection of The Rifles classic songs and from their latest album Big Life as well as an exclusive new track making up 16 songs in total (full tracklisting below).

1. The General
 2. Out In the Past
 3. Local Boy
 4. In Key
 5. Minute Mile
 6. The Great Escape
 7. Spend a Lifetime
 8. Rock the Boat
 9. Motorway
 10. The Hardest Place To Find Me
 11. Tangled Up In Love
 12. You Win Some
 13. For the Meantime
 14. Coming Home (Rifles Choir)
 15. Romeo & Julie (Rifles Choir)
 16. Under and Over (Rifles Choir)

The Rifles will play headline shows UK and Ireland in May. Tour dates can be found below.

The Rifles — In Key (Recorded at Abbey Road Studios)

Tour dates:

May 2017

2nd — Thekla, Bristol

3rd — Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

8th — The Glee Clib, Birmingham

9th — Junction 1, Cambridge

12th — Gorilla, Manchester

13th -Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th — King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

18th — The Tunnels, Aberdeen

19th — Sage Two, Gateshead

20th — Crescent, York

23rd — Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

24th — The Y Theatre, Leicester

25th — The Bullingdon Oxford

27th — Assembly Hall, Islington

June 2017

1st — Empire, Belfast

2nd — Workman’s Club, Dublin

Originally published at Indie is not a genre.