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RIOT Release Radar: #030

Shall we talk about the new lockdown rules? Or is everybody bored of that one? Ok, I'll proceed. Yes, we need to control this virus and work together to eradicate the virus.. but how come we are…

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RIOT Release Radar: #029

Great Britain is in mourning this weekend, as tomorrow marks the end of one this country's greatest - if not shortest lived - doctrines; Eat Out to Help Out. Yes, it didn't entirely make sense for …

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Album Review: Willie J Healey // Twin Heavy

Willie’s sophomore albums sees the songwriter growing into himself and delivering tracks with a renewed sense of self-assurance. “You’re gunna be a big star, honey,” rings the chorus of ‘Fashun’, “…

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RIOT’s Release Radar: #025

The music press has been shaken this week by the news that Q Magazine is to close after 34 years. With all of the benefits and convenience that free online journalism can offer (you're welcome), th…

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RIOT Introducing #015: The Lounge Society

With only one track released to date, The Lounge Society are still shrouded in mystery. The quartet hail from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire - the same town that has produced The Orielles and WH L…

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RIOT Release Radar: #023

Pubs have reopened following 3 months of lockdown. When you really think about it, £5 for a socially-distanced pint - which may or may not lead to a spike in Corona cases - does seem a little expensiv…

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Album Review: Bdrmm // Bedroom

Hull 5-piece Bdrmm appeared from relative obscurity early in 2020, winning over crowds with an unstylised, underdog persona and a truly ethereal live show. Bdrmm’s genesis came in the form of a dem…

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RIOT Release Radar: #22

So it's the lockdown weekend we have all dreaded; Glastonbury. BBC is doing its very best to 'bring Glastonbury to your home' through their series of streams, but it just isn't the same. Until next…