After releasing their second EP Agents of Change in June, the RPMs head out on a seven date tour including a Manchester gig at the Castle.

In the aftermath of the release, the RPMs threw themselves into a slew of live shows, performing support slots with We Are Scientists as well as a run of festival shows including Glastonbury, Camden rocks and RivFest in honour of the members of Viola Beech.

The EP continued to win them fans on the radio, including airplay of lead single ‘Oh My God’ from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson across BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, BBC Introducing in The South & the Radio X Evening Playlist.

Fuelled by the support they have received from national radio on recent singles Oh My God and Things I Forgot To Do, the band is continuing to evolve their sound. They have always been about writing very hooky pop songs wrapped up in an indie package, but they are more and more about making hooky songs you can dance to as well. They’ve never been afraid to embrace their empathy for pop music, hence their earlier tag line ‘rock band, not afraid of a good pop tune’. They wanted to create a sound that was the sum of all their influences, old and contemporary, mixing electronic music with live instruments. With that they decided to bring keyboards and lead guitar in to liberate the songwriting and brought Gethin Pearson (Mallory Knox / Charli XCX / JAWS), a talented and creative producer from Wales, onboard to open up new possibilities with the aim to create something with a polished production and huge melodies and choruses.

Where and when do The RPMs play in Manchester?

The RPMs headline at Manchester’s The Castle on 1 December.  The Manchester gig is one of seven UK tour dates they are performing.