Thunderous indie trio The Rills have released a new single, The Angler, which is well worth a listen.
The track bursts with a vast range of musical influences, channeling the raucous nature of IDLES, as well as an emphatic adoration of songwriters old and new, citing Hotel Lux, Fontaines D.C., The Pogues and a plethora of Speedy Wunderground artists as key inspirations.
The Angler optimises the characteristics of the lad you wish you never met, persistent in his quest for a connection through dubious means, but never successful. Based on the waning typecast of weekend-moshers they’ve met growing-up, lead singer Mitch Spencer describes how the protagonist is a facade; lacking honesty, integrity, and self-awareness: “He has it all to blame but himself. The Angler is desperate to have a real connection with someone, but, when he acts like this, his life is turning to shit.”
Stream it here.