Secret Rivals - Just Fall

Secret Rivals - Just Fall

Secret Rivals are a four-piece indie pop band based in Oxford. Their split boy-girl vocals sing of fall-outs, secrets and despair, with hope and longing to put things right.

Musically influenced by the sharp edges of The Cribs, Idlewild, Pixies and Placebo, they produce a sound which has been described as 80s-synth-infused indie punk pop in the mould of The Cure and Los Campesinos with vocals likened to riot grrrl bands, Bis and Huggy Bear.

The band have played at festivals including Bestival, Liverpool Sound City and Wychwood in the last year to promote the ‘Make Do And Mend‘ mini-album and ‘Make Do And Mend (Part 2)‘ EP.

The single ‘Tonight Matthew‘ was Rob Da Bank’s -Tune of the Day- on BBC Radio 1, while ‘Once More With Heart‘ has received airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music, featured on numerous Sky Sports broadcasts, and had its video exclusively streamed on

Secret Rivals first made waves with debut EP ‘Start Fires‘, picked up for 6 Music plays by Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, and their energetic live performances have been seen on stages alongside Summer Camp, The Big Pink, The Chapman Family, La Faro, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Wilder.