Explosive Irish three-piece, Slow Riot, are returning to London following the release of their acclaimed single, ‘Trophy Wife’ and their previously sold out debut show in the capital. The band play Sebright Arms on November 10th, hosted by Communion and Kilimanjaro. Watch the video for ‘Trophy Wife’ HERE
Slow Riot infuse post-punk influences – Gang of Four, Television, Wire – with more contemporary bands such as Girl Band and Future of the Left. Formed of Niall Clancy (bass, vocals), Aaron Duff (guitars) and Paul Cosgrave (drums), early demos of ‘Demons’ and ‘Cooper’s Dream’ were immediately praised by fans and caught the attention of London label Straight Lines Are Fine, who in the summer of 2015 recorded their sell-out debut EP ‘Cathedral’ at the Manic Street Preachers’ FASTER studio in Cardiff with Kevin Vanbergen(The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s and Biffy Clyro).
Since then the band has been hotly tipped by tastemakers both in Ireland and the UK, with Drowned In Sound, Q Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, and The Irish Times, amongst many others citing them for big things.‘Trophy Wife’ earned the band plaudits from Shaun Keaveny on the 6Music Breakfast Show, Radio X, Absolute and was a mainstay on the band’s native Today FM with DJ Paul McLoone declaring Slow Riot to be “my new favourite Irish band”, a proclamation he backed up by inviting the band in for a live session and booking them to open his stage at 2016’s Interlude Festival.
A brand new single follows this September whilst the band continue to write their debut album, pausing briefly to play Ireland’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival in October.