RiTchie shares new single and video ‘Looping’, Triple Digits [112] LP out April 5

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March 19 2024


“Rhymes are scant, but his performance is engaging, the lack of percussion accenting his subtly metered flows”


“Field recordings, distorted synths, and agony-stricken vocals from Ritchie, create a dense, misshapen soundscape”

Clash Magazine

“Ritchie with a T’s growing breathlessness gives the song an oppressive, claustrophobic quality”

The Independent

“Striking vulnerability”

The Line Of Best Fit

“A public service announcement for you to stop in your tracks”

Acclaim Magazine

“RiTchie lets loose”


“A head-nod-inducing rap song named after another famous Ritchie”


“Experimental production techniques underline RiTchie's hypnotic flow”


Triple Digits [112] LP
5 April 2024

‘Looping’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

RiTchie, of Injury Reserve/By Storm, shares ‘Looping’ – the third single and music video taken from his debut solo album Triple Digits [112], out April 5. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.

The full-length album, which RiTchie explained as being a cathartic creative release from the expectations of Injury Reserve and By Storm music, is a canvas for his own musical experimentation. That freedom of self-expression is on full display on ‘Looping’, a formless single that opens with a verse and explodes into melody backed by production from Melik and an accompanying visual directed by Parker Corey.

Following the album’s release, RiTchie will be kicking off his Triple Digits [112] tour beginning with a hometown show in Phoenix on April 11th. From there he will continue with performances in Toronto, Chicago, New York, Oakland, and Los Angeles before crossing the pond for the EU and UK leg of his headlining tour.

Triple Digits [112] is a singular expression of RiTchie’s personality and the technically stellar raps he brought to his work as an integral part of his work with Injury Reserve/By Storm. Yet on his solo debut, he expands his palette to include both the experimental and crowd-pleasing, trunk-rattling music he admires from peers like Aminé, Papo2oo4, Tony Velour and others.

Born from happy-accident catharsis, where Triple Digits [112] lays bare RiTchie’s most overt influences musically, lyrically his greatest asset remains his malleable voice. In his vocal toolbox, mumble rap has as purposeful a home as Gil Scot Heron like sermons through to Westside Gunn style drawl; soulfully sung melodies next to hushed whispers and inflections unlike anything from the noise-rapper yet. As playful as it is an honest soliloquy, Triple Digits [112] is poised to certify the soloist as an incongruous anomaly. The latest compelling example of an artist able to stay true to their crazy-inspired origins as a collective, able to extinguish any doubt of their promise when standing alone.

Fresh from an interstate move, it was while Nathaniel Ritchie was still in high school that he found a close knit circle of like-minded creatives, sharpening his rapper chops in an otherwise deserted hip hop scene. Though it wasn’t until RiTchie and his two best friends found inspiration from the broader Arizona DIY scene that they would go on to foster the “chaotic punk-rock energy” (Stereogum) of Injury Reserve and strike gold. Boldly experimenting amongst themselves would take the misfits, with RiTchie at the helm, on an unprecedented journey that boast a reputation as makers of change: for Phoenix, of all places, as a space of previously untapped talent-worthy attention; and for the genre, as leaders of a cult-following for their alternate, anti-tradition offering. Today RiTchie steps out on his own, with another exhilarating realm of possibility at the tip of his pen.

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