On January 20th 2014 The Rifles return with their fourth studio album None the Wiser. None The Wiser finds the four-piece on fine form, and marks another raising of the bar. Their trademark Mod and indie pop sound are present and correct, but the band have broadened their musical palette, drawing influence from, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash and as always - the Beatles. Minute Mile builds to a crescendo of raucous guitars and percussion, that leads into the super-charged rock n roll of Heebie Geebies. Go Lucky nods towards The Jam, whilst You Win Some is an uplifting British take on West Coast folk rock. All I Need and The Hardest Place To are filled with luscious harmonies. Under and Over will no doubt become an anthem at the bands notoriously rowdy gigs. Since their 2006 debut album No Love Lost, the Rifles have picked up high profile fans in musical heroes Paul Weller and Oasis. Their second album Great Escape released in 2009 and 2011s longplayer Freedom Run, both met with widespread critical acclaim. ''None The Wiser'' was recorded by the newly reformed original line up of Joel Stoker, Lucas Crowther, Robert Pyne and Grant Marsh. The album was produced by Dave McCracken (Ian Brown), Jamie Ellis and Chris Reece at Paul Wellers Black Barn Studios. It was mixed by Steve Harris (Miles Kane) and Mike Crossey (Jake Bugg/1975).