Rumble In Rhodos

Rumble In Rhodos


As musicians, the members of Rumble in Rhodos are very different, but their background as friends makes them communicate and create in a way that makes their distinction an advantage.


Rumble in Rhodos consists of five virtuoso boys from the plural suburbs of Oslo, Norway. Offering a delicate sound of energic indie rock, touches of no-wave, danceable post-punk and marks of abstruse underground. With strong press articles in the Norwegian press, invitation to perform at The Canadian Music Week(CMW) and winning the award in the category "Favourite New International Artist", The Indies 2006", among touring intensively over the norwegian continent their confidence are ready for international acknowledge. The band beat several established artists from all over the world by winning the award in Canada. Toronto paper Eye Weekly wrote this about the band: “Rumble in Rhodos play thunerous and techy rock n´ roll in the vein of At The Drive-In and The Refused, with shifting vocals that have the power to soar higher than spaceships and guitars that squeal more painfully than a hungry pig waching Deliverance”.

RIR was formed in early 2003. A sincere collaboration between five friends uniting their musical differences and backgrounds, resulting in advantages. Without any detours the luminary music scene in Norway opened their eyes for this exploding act and the past went through a journey of adventures for Rumble In Rhodos. In 2004 the Zoom (underground music contest in Norway) was conquered and RIR played intensively through the Norwegian continent. The contest also resulted in strong press articles in the leading newspapers and web portals. Their EP was well acclaimed, and all the biggest festivals in Norway( Quart, Øya, Slottsfjell, Storås etc.) invited Rumble In Rhodos.

Fader magazine(UK) wrote after the Øya festival " The sleeper band of the festival is also the recipient of the Dr Dog Award. Rumble In Rhodos are five young norwegian dudes who are on some At The Drive In shit with slightly softer angles. The lead singer plays both Blood Brothers at once, singing one line with a Cedric Bixler Zavala high voice, then drops down into a really nice low singing voice. The songs are great, but they get the Dr Dog Award for being young dudes that dont try to act like rock stars, or anything at all for that matter. They dont dress up like assholes and they don’t pose. One guy does have a kinna crazy mustache, but it looks awesome and hes Norwegian so maybe its not weird. But yeah, RIR just play great
hardcore-ish rock and are psyched about it. So are we"

All their historical moments can easily be seen in the positivity and self confidence that surrounds the band. The established management Goldstar Music (120 Days, The Whitest Boy Alive, JR Ewing, Enslaved ++ ) picked up the band on their rooster. The debut album "Own me like the city" is released by the major independent distribution company in Norway, Tuba records and made great reviews in national papers. They supported JR Ewing on their final tour through europe in august 2006 and played packed clubs every night. Their european debut could not have been better and after that they have done 3 more european tours where they have played in Germany, France, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Luxembourg. Musically Rumble in Rhodos are inspired by new wave, danceable post-punk, with a good clash of variated indie rock. Bands on the French Kiss records roster, the Sound virus roster, Fugazi, ....Trail of dead and the present Dischord sound are all existence keys to the Rumble sound. Stylisticly full of dynamics, playful guitars, among a yanking, diverse and high pitched singer are some of their aesthetic qualities. Together with their danceable melodies, upbeat and brash rhythms their liveshows keep your attention throughout the entire showtime.

In January 2008 RIR signed to Black Balloon records. In the month of february they recorded and mixed their second full-lenght album in Ahtletic sound studios with Kai Andersen and Sven Olsen (Motorpsycho, Supersilent, Big Bang, Amulet). The album is entitled INTENTIONS and will be released in Norway 28. April and in Scandinavia and europe later this fall. Their first single is now climbing the norwgian charts and you can listen to it on The band will tour in Europe, Scandinavia, U.S.A and Asia in 2008/2009 to support their new release.
Please go to to check out the tourdates.


"Intentions" (2008 Black Balloon Records)
"Flavoured Envy" (Radio single) 2008 Black Balloon Records)
"Own Me Like The City" (2006 RIR/Tuba Records)
"The Weight Of This Mistake EP" (2003 Mas-Kina Recordings)