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James Mellen
James Mellen

Bristol-based writer, specialising in musings on the world of music and fashion.

The Rills release raucous new single ‘Falling Apart’ taken from their forthcoming ‘Aftertaste’ EP

Lincoln-born, London-based next gen indie rockers The Rills have been steadily making waves since their slew of singles during the back end of the 2010s. Their less-is-more approach to song writing has proven to be a good one, with their sound blasting through noisier punk elements and classic noughties indie. They rounded off 2022 with a run of sold-out headline UK shows, but are hardly having time to catch their breath, with another tour scheduled for the end of January – then brand-new EP ‘Aftertaste’ is arriving on February 24th, courtesy of Nice Swan Records. 

Today, The Rills have released ‘Falling Apart’, taken from said EP. The track is a slick dose of indie rock, perfectly weighted balance of pop sensibility and raucous, fuzzy instrumentals. Vocalist and guitarist Mitchell Spencer boasts his knack for a simple yet effective hook throughout the track, supported by the driving and heavy rhythm section courtesy of bassist Callum Warner-Webb and drummer Mason Cassar. Saturation and warmth smothers ‘Falling Apart’, giving it the feel of a track lifted from a 90s teen movie, the occasionally wobbly guitar oozing nostalgia and melancholy, fitting feelings as the track “takes you on a journey through a hopeless chaos of love”, says the trio. 

As one of the most hotly tipped indie up-and-comers around right now, there are plenty of eyes on The Rills, eagerly anticipating their next move. With the EP just around the corner, and a batch of sharp singles released so far, this trio are slowly taking over the airwaves.

Listen to Falling Apart’ here:

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