The Rifles announce the release of 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios', due for release 28th April 2017. The new album was recorded in the historic Abbey 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 Deano Mumford 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's effortless 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 of The 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;