In late September, electronica-meets-soul crew Rudimental let Rolling Stone follow them as they rehearsed for a show at Webster Hall in advance of their new album, We the Generation. Watch the London-based collective rehearse for the show and talk about their genre-defying sound.
In the current incarnation of Rudimental, 10 musicians take the stage, though they started off even bigger. “At our first live show, we invited all of our friends onstage,” Piers Agget says. “It went off so well that after that we went, ‘This is a bit of a vibe.’ [But] after that we toned it down a bit. Flying 16 people around the world is quite expensive, but that’s kind of how we’ve been ever since then, three years ago.”
Between scenes of the various singers and musicians practicing their new songs, the band talks extensively about their friendship and influences. At the same show, their collective grew one member bigger when Ed Sheeran joined them for their collaboration “Lay It All on Me.”