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Running Riots

Running Riots

Running Riots


Running Riots are a 5 piece hailing from the Camden area of London, England. The band’s name reflects the fact they are a fierce live act, and are creating a buzz wherever they go, pulling rowdy audiences to witness this vastly popular unsigned band. Running Riots have been in some form since 2005 but it was the start of 2008 which saw the birth of Running Riots. The bands influences include The Jam, New York Dolls, The Clash, The Pixies, and more recently The Libertines, The Maccabees and Maximo Park. Read more on Last.fm
Running Riots are a 5 piece hailing from the Camden area of London, England. The band’s name reflects the fact they are a fierce live act, and are creating a buzz wherever they go, pulling rowdy audiences to witness this vastly popular unsigned band. Running Riots have been in some form since 2005 but it was the start of 2008 which saw the birth of Running Riots. The bands influences include The Jam, New York Dolls, The Clash, The Pixies, and more recently The Libertines, The Maccabees and Maximo Park. Since the birth of Running Riots the band have had an impressive run of gigs pulling large and loyal crowds, including their own self-run residency ‘Nitro Nites’ at The Enterprise in Chalk Farm.

In 2008 the band promoted their ‘On the Floor’ EP which was recorded at Courtyard Studios, Oxford. It was made possible by financial backing from Brian Message, (Radiohead's Manager) and was received well by the fans and industry. The Café De Paris, 12 Bar, The Cavern Liverpool, Carling Academy Islington, The Good Ship and The Rhythm Factory among many others all saw Running Riots in action in 2008, one of highlight being a packed Friday night headline slot at The Underworld in Camden on 08/08/08. Running Riots are now as tight and determined than ever, writing new music at an alarming rate merging their personal styles and influences to create a powerful, unique, raw and angst ridden sound, but with enough vocal melodies and hooks to be commercially accessible. In October 08 Running Riots went into the studio in Mill Hill with Fil Ross to record six new tracks, and will go back and record another six in March.

Two tracks from the first six will be self released as a Demo, which the band hope will get some radio play and label interest. The song 'Cover the Fear' is a favourite to be the title track. A tour and album release is being planned for 2009 with some festival dates being worked on. http://www.myspace.com/wearerunningriots http://www.youtube.com/user/wearerunningriots "Post punk brit pop given a slice of decadence and agitation not seen for years! Running Riots are carving their way into music history through sheer determination and talent.

A must see on the live circuit." - Ben De Vos, East End Gazette "With the Buzzcocks knack for a catchy hook and taking the playfulness of Madness, ‘Losing Streak' gets people leaping about with joyful intent, as soon as they burst into a fit of energy you can't help but to join in." - Lee Puddefoot, Artrocker "Bouncy pop punk chords, driven drum beats and snarling vocals not seen since 1977." - Glasswerk "Post punk textures and high drama Brit Rock rub shoulders to make for a brooding and magnificent whole." - Bugbear "Possibly the hardest-working London-based outfit touring the circuit, this committed and hugely talented five-piece head for the top fueled by bouncy punk-pop power chords with a hooky Buzzcocks-esque razor's edge and a rather nifty line in catchy choruses. Running Riots are truly stratospheric" - Dirty South "This band is such an institution in the area, if you want to know where to catch them next, just ask around in any bar in Camden, I'm reliably informed that their ‘home turf‘ shows at The Enterprise near Chalk Farm station can get particularly messy." - Chris Travis, Music On Air "They are the proper medicine when Bad Religion and Buzzcocks are not in the building, so get your mohawks up and your Dr Marten's on and enjoy the ride!" - Monto Water Rats Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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