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Slow Riotpost-punk from Limerick

What you may need to know…

01. Limerick trio Slow Riot have been working away on honing their post-punk/shoegazing haze since the last time we checked in with them (coincidentally on this week last year).

02. They’ve busied themselves in the meantime, with late-2016 single Absent Dreams clocking BBC Radio airplay and earning adoring glances from U.K. and Irish music press.

03. Streaming above is new single Pink December, officially released yesterday on all major online download and streaming outlets.

04. Having done the rounds of the U.K. in the latter months of last year, they’re now hunkered down to finish their debut long-player for the label, due later this year.

Thoughts: A cavernous atmosphere takes an introspective slice of post-punk and makes something more of it, stuck halfway between grooving and sludgy tones.



Slow Riot – post-punk from Limerick.

What you may need to know…

01. Emerging from Limrock‘s fertile musical underbelly, post-punk trio Slow Riot arrive with equal measures of atmosphere and songsmithery, wrapped up in sparse, yet tense production.

02. New single T R O P H Y W I F E is currently doing the radio rounds, but is as of yet unavailable for online consumption, so here’s their Cathedral EP from October of last year. T R O P H Y W I F E releases April 15th via Straight Lines Are Fine (and we’ll have it in this post as soon as it becomes available).

03. Both the EP and the upcoming single were produced by Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s, Biffy Clyro) at the helm. Some heavyweight company to keep, to say the least. On top of this, the EP was recorded in the Manic Street Preachers’ Faster studio in Cardiff.

04. Opening for Girls’ Names in Dolan’s on February 27th, they’ve had a good run in 2016 already, touring with synth-poppers I <3 The Monster Hero, and being named one of State Mag’s 16 for ’16.

Verdict: The new single’s a good ‘un, adding to what you hear above with a good dose of rhythmic, propulsive sensibilities. Keep an ear out for these lads. If they can maintain this momentum, there’s surely big things on the horizon.

Slow Riot

Available in July.

Strange Passion  features 14 songs by the “hitherto undervalued likes of Virgin Prunes, Dogmatic Element, SM Corporation, Stano and The Peridots, spanning dystopian minimal synth, oddball gothic punk and jangly, female-fronted new wave.”

“…There’s an urgent, stripped-down aesthetic shared by all the constituent tracks, but nonetheless the variety on display is astonishing…”

Finders Keepers launch new Cache Cache imprint; compile Irish post-punk and electronics (Fact Mag)

Thanks Larry