With silky-smooth vocals and percussion-focussed minimalism, London alt-pop duo RINNGS are making some of the most unique pop music out there.

  • By Alex Rusted
  • 3 Sep 2018
  • min read

What? Percussive alt-pop.

From where? London.

What’s the story? With silky-smooth vocal harmonies and percussion-focussed minimalism, London duo RINNGS are making some of the most unique alt-pop you can get your hands on right now.

Dropping their debut single Cutting the Cloth in 2017, the band quickly started to pick up steam with support from Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist, Apple Music’s New Fire playlist and a heap of radio play from BBC Introducing and Soho Radio.

Following this stellar opening gambit the pair dropped a series of equally intoxication bangers, further exhibiting their understated, dreamy and dulcet take on contemporary pop music.

June saw the release of their debut EP Glorious, a collection of enigmatic and soulful tracks that caught the eye of the BBC once again, including Phil Taggart on Radio 1 and a spree of air-time across BBC 6 Music.

This week the band drop the official video for Glorious, one of the main cuts on the EP and a beautiful exemplar of the duo’s stripped back, pulsating pop.

Speaking about the video, Karl and Nai said: ‘The song is really about chasing those highs, where you forget about the real world for a minute and are living in the moment, and the video needed to reflect that. We also wanted to capture the feeling of finding someone unexpected that you have an intense connection with.’

In a few months the duo will be performing at the Southbank Centre in London for a monumental show with the London Contemporary Voices Choir and rumour has it there’s ANOTHER track on its way this Friday with a full length debut album appearing in the not-too-distant future.

Sounds like? Twisting, percussive, brooding synth pop – without the synths.

Predicted to? Drop one of the hottest albums of the year (or next) and become the darlings of the BBC.

Must hear? Glorious, taken from the EP of the same name. Keep an eye out for the video arriving on September 6th!