The RPMs

Indie Band — Brighton

Name, Where are you from?
Ahoy there! We're The RPMs from Brighton and we are (in order of sexiness) Jack Valero, Callum James and Miguel Cosme.

What do you do?
Jack - I play guitar and sing all at the same time!
Miguel - I play bass and sing when Jack isn't doing it properly
(Jack - Hey!)
Callum: I'm the drummer....and sing if I have too.

Describe your style in three words?
ANNOYINGLY CATCHY SONGS

How should your music be listened to?
With expendable income... just kidding cruising down a sunny highway.

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
Just friends and family really... and not having to share a bathroom.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Jack - I take huge inspiration from Mark Ronson, he's like a modern day Motown. I just love how he takes something classic and makes it modern and relevant.
Callum - Well probably everyone in music has taken some form of inspiration from The Beatles, I know I have! But I like to keep my inspirations current, particularly the Arctic Monkeys and the way they have evolved so much over the past few years.

Miguel - I can't think of any icons per-say, it's always such a combination of people it's hard to pin-point just a few. But I'd say The Jam had a pretty big influence on us in our early days.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Jack - Mine was 'Nowhere Man' by the Beatles, I first heard it watching the Yellow Submarine movie when I was about six. I didn't get any of the druggy references of course, weird how a druggy movie can be perfect for kids.

Miguel - I think mine was probably 'Call Me On Your Way Back Home' by Ryan Adams.

Callum - 'Year 3000' by Busted....don't judge me.

A song from your favourite album?
David Bowie 'Lady Stardust'
Jack - This song has always been incredible important to me as it's a song about someone who seems a freak and isolated from everyone else, but embraces it and makes it great. And I could totally relate to that listening to it in my later school years.

The Beatles 'Think For Yourself'
Callum - I know it's The Beatles again, but they're such an important musical reference point and I particularly like this one because of the story it tells with absolutely bang on harmonies.

Foo Fighters 'Rope'
Miguel - I've always been a fan of the Foo Fighters and I think that this song was really the pinnacle of their career. I love how the verses sound like they almost belong to a different song.

Song you wished you written?
The La's 'There She Goes' 
Jack - It's the ultimate guitar pop song really, the beautiful simplicity with a heart melting guitar hook combine to create such a wonderfully melancholy feel that you so often encounter at poignant moments in life.

Chic 'Le Freak'
Callum - The musicianship on this track is impeccable, yet simple which is the basis for all great songs I think. With it's catchy melody and awesome guitar hook there's no way you can listen to this song and not get on down.

Neil Young 'Old Man' 
Miguel - This song has so much space in it's production and it's used really well. Combined with honest lyrics that can relate to anybody, anytime.

Name, Where are you from?
Ahoy there! We're The RPMs from Brighton and we are (in order of sexiness) Jack Valero, Callum James and Miguel Cosme.

What do you do?
Jack - I play guitar and sing all at the same time!
Miguel - I play bass and sing when Jack isn't doing it properly
(Jack - Hey!)
Callum: I'm the drummer....and sing if I have too.

Describe your style in three words?
ANNOYINGLY CATCHY SONGS

How should your music be listened to?
With expendable income... just kidding cruising down a sunny highway.

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
Just friends and family really... and not having to share a bathroom.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Jack - I take huge inspiration from Mark Ronson, he's like a modern day Motown. I just love how he takes something classic and makes it modern and relevant.
Callum - Well probably everyone in music has taken some form of inspiration from The Beatles, I know I have! But I like to keep my inspirations current, particularly the Arctic Monkeys and the way they have evolved so much over the past few years.

Miguel - I can't think of any icons per-say, it's always such a combination of people it's hard to pin-point just a few. But I'd say The Jam had a pretty big influence on us in our early days.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Jack - Mine was 'Nowhere Man' by the Beatles, I first heard it watching the Yellow Submarine movie when I was about six. I didn't get any of the druggy references of course, weird how a druggy movie can be perfect for kids.

Miguel - I think mine was probably 'Call Me On Your Way Back Home' by Ryan Adams.

Callum - 'Year 3000' by Busted....don't judge me.

A song from your favourite album?
David Bowie 'Lady Stardust'
Jack - This song has always been incredible important to me as it's a song about someone who seems a freak and isolated from everyone else, but embraces it and makes it great. And I could totally relate to that listening to it in my later school years.

The Beatles 'Think For Yourself'
Callum - I know it's The Beatles again, but they're such an important musical reference point and I particularly like this one because of the story it tells with absolutely bang on harmonies.

Foo Fighters 'Rope'
Miguel - I've always been a fan of the Foo Fighters and I think that this song was really the pinnacle of their career. I love how the verses sound like they almost belong to a different song.

Song you wished you written?
The La's 'There She Goes' 
Jack - It's the ultimate guitar pop song really, the beautiful simplicity with a heart melting guitar hook combine to create such a wonderfully melancholy feel that you so often encounter at poignant moments in life.

Chic 'Le Freak'
Callum - The musicianship on this track is impeccable, yet simple which is the basis for all great songs I think. With it's catchy melody and awesome guitar hook there's no way you can listen to this song and not get on down.

Neil Young 'Old Man' 
Miguel - This song has so much space in it's production and it's used really well. Combined with honest lyrics that can relate to anybody, anytime.

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