Posted in music | tour dates on September 24, 2009

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: The Rifles - The Great Escape (MP3)


London band The Rifles are playing three shows in New York this weekend: an early show tonight (9/24) (before the Japandroids show in the same venue) and a late show tomorrow night (9/25) with Still Flyin at Mercury Lounge, then Saturday (9/26) at Union Hall with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band who are playing with Japandroids tonight. The band have toured the U.S. previously opening for Paul Weller and last week saw the North American release of their sophomore album, The Great Escape. They've got a classic Britpop sound that might make you nostalgic for the good ol' days of 2004 when everyone had jobs and Kaiser Chiefs, The Rakes, and Subways were all the rage. You can download The Great Escape's catchy title track at the top of this post. Videos and all Rifles tour dates are below....

The Rifles - "The General"

The Rifles - "The Great Escape"

The Rifles - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 24 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Sep 25 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Sep 26 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Sep 28 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Oct 15 Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds
Oct 16 Newcastle O2 Academy - SOLD OUT! Newcastle
Oct 18 Liverpool O2 Academy Liverpool
Oct 19 Coventry Kasbah Coventry
Oct 23 London Coronet London
Oct 25 Alte Feuerwache Mannheim
Oct 26 E Werk Erlangen
Oct 27 Live Music Hall Cologne
Oct 29 Docks Hamburg
Oct 30 Werk 2 Leipzig
Nov 2 Jazzhaus Freiburg
Nov 3 Zapata Stuttgart
Nov 4 Schlachtof Wiesbaden
Nov 6 Trix Antwerp
Nov 7 Paradiso Amsterdam
Nov 10 La Boule Noire Paris



Comments (7)

If you like The Jam, you'll love these guys..Great show in Philly the other night!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 2:58 PM

That's a clever album title for a British band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 3:35 PM

Featuring the hits..Charmless Man and Country House

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 3:41 PM

The "classic" Britpop sound would be from 1994 NOT 2004. Get the right decade there genius.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 5:27 PM

Um, is it me or does the great escape song sounds more like The Strokes than it does a britpop band.

and yeah Britpop was waaaaay over by 2004, look it up, or read more, or watch a documentary, or be good at writing for a music blog.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 5:29 PM

If you like the lighting that goes with an Interpol show, you will like this band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 7:46 PM

'Romeo and Julie' is by far the most catchy song on the album and 'sometimes' is more like the classic Britpop sound and for me they are both of the songs that should be on this blog, but if i'm being hones it is the album that i have listened to the most for a long time........ and if you aint yet, BUY IT NOW!!

Posted by Will | February 22, 2010 7:47 PM

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