The Rhymes released their self-titled debut album in april 2020:
"4,5/5...my highlight record of the month...the start is brilliant...the variety is enormous" Langweiledich.net, Germany
"4/5...stylish outrageous pop and yet with enough corners and edges not to wear out...the Rhymes' debut album puts you in a good mood...you should definitely remember this name" Beatblogger.de, Germany
"4/5...ambition and attitude...The Rhymes pass their debut with flying colours" UNT, Sweden
"4/6...Epic arena pop...a magnetic and devoted voice that hooks the listener" GAFFA, Sweden
"4/5...extremely liberating...The Rhymes succeed in putting music to dreams" VF, Sweden
"4/5...straight and pumping pop...still succeeds in feeling contemporary and relevant...really fun listening" NWT, Sweden
"If U2 had been Swedish and not self-loving posers...it would sound like this...eight tracks that are something like hymns. To love, freedom and the small town of Säffle in Värmland" Der Haubentacher, Austria"
Like Chuck Berry on coke. The Police on steroids. This stage is your stage.
The Rhymes play stagedivepop and have had more than 80 gigs in Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway and Finland since forming in 2016. The band is signed to BMG Scandinavia.
First single “Homerun” from upcoming debut album was released 17th of October, got airplay on Swedish national radio channel P3 and got its live premiere on the 22nd of October, when The Rhymes supported Mando Diao at sold out legendary venue Cirkus in Stockholm. “Everything we love and miss about rock music“ stated Indie Happy Hour (US) of second single "Love To Long" released on the 29th of November 2019.
Berlin live debut happened on the 9th of January and by the end of the month, the band started working with All Rooms booking agency in Berlin and Bite It Promotion in Hamburg.
Third single "Take Me" was released on 24th of January:
"Anthemic but with an alternative feel, Take Me sees the band harness some personal moments, melds them with a raw, engaging melody" Analogue Trash (UK)
Fourth single "Säffle" was released on 6th of March 2020 and was the first single from the band to gain radio airplay across Germany. "Säffle" also went on to gain radio rotation on two Swedish radio stations.
"Resultatet är en arenadoftande poplåt som snyggt bygger upp från den försiktiga inledningen till något mer euforiskt." Popmuzik (Sverige)
The Rhymes consists of:
Tomas Rimeika Karlsson, Vocals
Erik Eklund, Guitar
Johan Fasth, Guitar
Oscar Lindeberg, Bass
Adam Ehlert, Drums
"It's the energy that gets you...a positive power pop song...excitement in getting back to the basics of what indie-rock can bring" Come Here Floyd
"The lead vox is deliciously gritty...the boys aim to be magical and they are" American Pancake
“Steals the show...the music is highly energetic and sounds like The Police on steroids...strong tunes” Samuel Cop, UNT.
“Kickstarts the performance...a pop explosion” Erik Segerpalm, VF.