On Saturday 6th November, preparations were underway for a single launch party which was only announced 2 days before. At The Angel Coffee House, as the clock struck 7:15pm, Lincoln’s indie upstarts The Rills hit the make-shift stage for a 30-minute intimate set.
When they announced it on social media, word quickly spread. The established coffee shop trading in the heart of Lincoln welcomed a crowd of music lovers and regulars alike who wanted to witness this impromptu one-of-a-kind gig. With limited capacity and free entry, it was first come first serve and no-one wanted to miss out on the ‘I was there’ moment. Drinks flowed, hands clapped, and the atmosphere was electric. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who gained entry, the gig was livestreamed on their TikTok page which boasts an impressive following.
Formed in 2017, The Rills are a homegrown indie/post-punk band who note influences from bands such as IDLES, The Libertines and Fontaines DC and have recently been signed to Nice Swan Records.
Since their early gigs playing at The Tap and Spile, The Rills have supported the likes of The Blinders, Sheafs and Italia 90. The band comprises of Yellowbellies Mitch Spencer and Callum Warner-Webb with Essex lad Mason Cassar.
The band earned a spot on BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year, and are undertaking a UK tour this December with a huge homecoming show at Lincoln’s The Platform on the 16th December.