The Rinse
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The Rinse

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The best kept secret in music


"The Rinse/SxSW Performance @ The Dirty Dog"

The ASCAP showcase held on the first day of the SxSW festivities was a veritable who's who of up coming and exciting indie rock acts. Shining brightly amongst their performing brethren was Brooklyn's The Rinse, who gripped the crowd in a viselike grasp from the moment they stepped on stage. All four members completely and immediately immersed themselves in their material, bounding around the stage with an attitude that was both playful and ferocious. Front man Will Bates acted as head reveler, inciting the mass to join him in a great many loin-thrusts to which the crowd gladly and collectively obliged. With a multitude of multi-vocalist choruses and schoolyard chants, The Rinse raged through their packed set list of melody refrains with a musical aptitude and rock and roll confidence that is sure to capture hearts the world over. - Soundcheck Magazine

"New Rinse Song "Young Offender""

If they haven't already, The British are bound to fall for The Rinse. "Young Offender" has everything that they seem to go nuts for: a danceable beat, good hook, a bouncing chorus and some great vocals. Actually, wait. Isn't that what everyone's looking for in great pop song? P.S.: The Rinse are huge on My Space. Check their profile to see tour dates, new songs, etc. -


Debut full-length coming soon!


Feeling a bit camera shy


Brazen pop. Cheeky Baroque. Rude Love. The Rinse are a tug-of-war between London and Brooklyn, dance and rock, brains and loins. But you’ll forget to worry about just what their deal is the minute you join them on the dance floor.

Will Bates moved to Brooklyn from his native London in 2002. He had spent the last few years making dance records and writing music for TV, and was ready to try something dirtier. That dirt appeared in the form of James Rickman, who’d just left Santa Cruz, CA, and a band he’d been in since age fifteen. Bates and Rickman met at Pianos in the Lower East Side, and over several pints they discovered a mutual hunger to start playing. Soon enough, Ryan Gruss of Des Moines, IA joined, bringing along his knack for simultaneously playing drums, triggering samples, and writing text messages. Bassist Megan X Thomas, who’d made her way from Salt Lake City to Boston to New York, completes the group. Together, the four of them bring a live show that balances the explosiveness of The Who and Queen with the deliciousness of Tears for Fears, Daft Punk, and [insert embarrassing 80’s pop group here. Suggestions: Go West, EMF, Escape Club, Power Station.]

The Rinse have toured both coasts and the UK, sharing stages with the likes of Electric Six, Forward Russia!, Maroon 5, We Are Scientists, The Like, and …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. They will be touring over the next year to support their upcoming debut LP. If you make it to a show or hear a song, you’ll learn that Rinsing begins in the heart, and ends sometime the next morning, on a rooftop, with some flat champagne and the ones you love.