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December 16th 2021 | The Engine Shed, Lincoln* | 14+
*We’ve already had to upgrade the venue due to incredible demand!
Things have only got more exciting since we first announced this show – we’ve confirmed Vigilantes as a support act (see below!), The Rills were signed by Nice Swan Records, and both bands have brought out banging new singles. Don’t miss this homecoming show from these Lincoln indie upstarts!
About The Rills:
The Rills are a Lincoln indie band, returning to the city for a homecoming show. Refusing to be held back by multiple lockdowns, they spent 2020 working on releasing two singles (‘The Angler’ and ‘Stardog’), as well as becoming TikTok stars in their own right, building a strong fanbase through their relatable comedy and dynamic use of social media.
Since then, The Rills have emerged as a stand-out artist, championed by BBC Introducing as a keen one to watch. The band earned a spot on BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May 2021, debuting their to-be-released single, ‘World Leader’, before going on to play the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds fest 2021.
Musically, The Rills play on the band’s trademarked thunderous rhythm section, led by lead singer Mitch Spencer, who is known for his quick witted and ardent kitchen sink lyricism. Most recently, the band have released a new single with Lincoln themes throughout – ‘Skint Eastwood’.
A firm Beyond the Woods favourite – their headline show at The Engine Shed back in August went down an absolute storm! You can also check out the interview we did with the band a few months ago.
Noted by Fresh on the Net’s Tom Robinson as ‘On a mission’, Vigilantes are known as one of the hardest working live bands in the UK circuit by putting every fragment of energy into live performance. Due to this, Vigilantes have deservedly shared stages with the likes of Circa Waves, The Sherlocks & Fickle Friends. In 2020, they were chosen to be part of the unique festival experience of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in isolation, and on top of that, Mike Skinner a.k.a The Streets selected them to be one of his picks from the BBC Introducing uploader.
Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart, Vigilantes are continuing the British tradition of taking American sounds and stuffing it with classic British tone. They do it so well that they have been placed on Radio 1’s Best Of BBC Introducing playlist and had repeat airtime on Amazing Radio & Radio X to boot.