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The Rumble Strips recruit Owen Pallet

The Rumble Strips

Story by Jack Foley

OWEN Pallet – aka Final Fantasy – is using his orchestral expertise to score the new Rumble Strips album.

His previous work has included scoring the orchestral and string arrangements on Arcade Fires’ Funeral and Neon Bible albums and, more recently, on, The Last Shadow Puppet’s The Age of The Understatement.

On working with The Rumble Strips, Owen said: “I’m excited… I don’t get to run orchestral sessions as much as I’d like. It’s a real treat for me. Working with the band and Ronson has been easy.

“The album is the most infectious record I’ve ever worked on. It reminds me a bit of The La’s.

“A record made by a rock band sounds like a studio, or a bar. It sounds like fitted jeans and cigarettes. An orchestra, on the other hand, can put a song in a range of times or places. It can put Scott Walker in Copenhagen, or Sinatra in Vegas, or Aerosmith in space.”

The Rumble Strips return with a 21-date UK tour this March to precede their as yet untitled second album. This is the band’s first headline tour since the Girls and Weather album tour of Autumn 2007 and they are looking forward to getting up close and personal with their UK fans again.

They’ll be at Dingwalls in London on March 25. Follow this link to see other tour dates