Rudimental are a band that need very little introduction. The drum and bass four-piece from Hackney, London have topped the charts several times with releases featuring the likes of John Newman and Ella Eyre, and their amazing and energetic live performances have further cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting bands around. Rumour Mill, the new single from the upcoming album We The Generation strays from their usual style of drum and bass and ventures into a genre that could be considered a little more mainstream.
Its not the first time Rudimental have tried out a different genre, with Spoons and Baby both falling under the chill side of house music – but i think that this time they have really managed to capture the ethos of the rest of their work and mould it into a different genre. Vocals are provided by Anne-Marie, one of the bands regular vocal collaborators, and new comer Will Heard. The singers take turns with verses and then combine all the while supported by a tightly produced house beat. The trumpets – a staple of so many of Rudimental’s great releases provide some melodic interest, but this time at a radio friendly tempo that would be just at home in a nightclub, as it would be on your mum’s iPod.