hmv's Next Big Thing - July 9, 2014 tips... Only Rivals
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. tips... Only Rivals

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Irish pop-punkers Only Rivals and their gorgeous summery tunes…


Who Are They?

Only Rivals hail from the Emerald Isle, Dublin to be precise and consist of singer/guitarist Stephen Arkins, bassist Sean Reid, guitarist Jason McTernan and drummer Ally Doyle. After truckloads of low-key touring, the band’s career got a real boost when they opened for All Time Low earlier this year. Since then they're carried on gigging and are set to tour with New Found Glory as part of the 'Pop Punk's Not Dead' package trek later this year. 


Who Do They Sound Like?

Their debut EP Details captures all the finest elements of pop-punk but with a granite-plated underbelly. There’s the bounce of New Found Glory, the riffs of vintage Four Year Strong and the choruses of early Blink-182, but with a steeliness and power that you find in modern day Biffy Clyro.


Why Should I Be Excited?

Because they write songs with enormous choruses. That’ll do no?


Can I Hear Something?

You sure can. 'Borders' is below for you and you can pick up their debut EP Details here in our digital store. 

Only Rivals - Borders (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

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