‘Formed in Staffordshire’s Stoke-On-Trent in 2014, the four piece have created a febrile buzz amongst a growing network of fans. Having shared bills with likes of The Horrors, Gengahr, Professor Green & Palma Violets in 2015, they headed into the end of the year on the wave of new EP, ‘Lude Jaw’.
Only preceding with a handful of recordings available on Soundcloud up until now, RINSE have driven a sense of curiosity into listeners, with tracks such as the brooding ‘Going Under’ alongside the more shoe gazing ’Stick Around’ and hook laced ‘Drown’. This juxtaposition of sound all comes together in their synergetic live show, where the melting guitars of ‘Taser Party’ and melancholic tones of ‘Crush’ connect with audiences on a visceral level.
Single ‘Lude Jaw’ (which has received airplay from BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC with Steve Lamacq) showcases perfectly the band’s exploration of their sound; bouncing guitar riffs run an infectious core throughout the composition, intermittently providing a spring board into the crashing bridges. The rousing defiance of the track culminates in a euphoric blend of reverb drenched tones and powerful drum cycles, before ending abruptly with acute finesse’
We caught up with the band for a quick chat and to find out what 2017 holds in store for the band.
So how are all you all? What have you been up to lately?
Good thanks. We have been trying to do as many shows as possible and keep writing and recording.
How did you all meet and at what point did you decide to start making music together?
We have all been mates for years and when older bands split we starting this and just clicked.
Is there a particular way in which you write your music?
Not really we write songs all together or someone brings a song to rehearsals.
What are 5 words you would associate with Rinse?
Couldn’t think of any so asked Siri he said stringy bark, synthetic, totality, aramean, coryza.
Curious to know if anything crazy or weird has gone down at your shows?
We got beat up by the police after a show and only went out for a pack of fags.
As a band do you share similar influences or does it vary?
It’s quite varied really. If something sounds good it sounds good.
If you could tour with any artist or band who would it be and why?
Foos they play absolutely massive shows and how ace would it be knocking about with after be sick.
What are your top 5 most listened to albums?
As a band maybe..
Maccabees – Colour It In
Richard Hawley – Standing on the skies edge
Peace – Happy People
The Streets – Original Pirate Material
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
Finally, what can we expect from you in 2017 and beyond? What are your plans?
We are looking to be even more active next year getting more tunes out gigging out of town more an EP maybe.
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