Thursday, 20 April 2017


The Rifles announce the release of 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios', due for release 5th May 2017. The new album was recorded in the historicAbbey 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 DeanoMumford on keys along with a string quartet and 30 piece fan Choir adding vocals to 3 tracks on the album.

This awe-inspiring location, which has hosted many landmark recordings in it's rich musical history is the perfect backdrop to host The Rifle's library of classic songs. Joel Stoker'seffortless vocals shine and this album demonstrates the versatility of The Rifles extensive and acclaimed catalogue.

'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios' features a selection ofThe Rifles classic songs from albums 'None The Wiser', 'Great Escape', 'Freedom Run', 'No Love Lost' & latest album 'Big Life' as well as an exclusive new track making up 16 songs in total (full tracklisting below).

“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

Renowned for their energetic & confident live shows, The Rifles head back out on tour in May & June. Tickets can be purchased here; See full tour dates below...


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


Tracklisting for 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios'


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)


Pre-order the album here;

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