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RIOT’s festival news roundup #001

'Tis the season to be jolly! With the Christmas countdown now officially on its way, holidays just on the horizon, and even some snow(!!), this week has been a bit of a doozy. With more festival annou…

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In conversation with: Jake Bugg

Tucked away in a room in Google’s London office, we caught up with Jake Bugg as he prepared to take the stage in London to talk about touring, stage nerves and recording his latest album Hearts That S…

The Kooks play Ally Pally

WIN: 2x tickets for The Kooks!

One of noughties indie's finest exports, The Kooks, are back, and ravenous for stage time. After the release of their 2014 album 'Listen', the band have toured quite extensively promoting it, and chuc…

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Preview: Mac DeMarco UK Tour 2017

Embarking on his first proper UK tour in support of new album 'This Old Dog', Mac DeMarco is a force to be reckoned with. Rarely is it that a singer can bring about a cultural shift, though it appears…

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On The Road With: SHEAFS

Over the past year SHEAFS have exploded. From an unknown quantity to hometown heroes, the Sheffield natives took the summer by storm. Taking the stage as a last minute replacement on Y-Not's Quarry te…

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Introducing: JJ Draper

From his east-London home studio, JJ Draper has been preparing to release his debut single, 'Zero-Sum'. Earlier this week it was finally unveiled. The track itself has echoes of newly crowned Mercury …

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Win: 2x Tickets to see The Horrors

It's that time of the year again, when the days start getting shorter, the weather starts getting drastically worse, and you're once again sat at your desk, dreaming about the summer just past. Yet, i…