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Discover: Jorja Smith

After ending 2016 and bringing in the new year by selling out tours of both the UK and US respectively, Jorja Smith is undoubtedly a name to take a note of. At the tender age of just 19, the soulful R…

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Discover: Artificial Pleasure

It's quite an achievement for any act to get into The Guardian's Best Tracks list. Being comapred to the late, great David Bowie is also something not to be sniffed at, as is making it to number six o…

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Album Review: Brooders // Brooders

The first thing to be noted about Brooders' self-titled debut Mini LP is how pertinent everything sounds to the modern-day music scene we find ourselves in. With the success of Slaves, Frank Carter, S…

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RIOT’s Top 5 Bandcamp Recommendations

Bandcamp is a goldmine, really it is. Whether you've got a relatively popular band still updating their account with the latest releases, or it's the only way to find music from a support band you cau…

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Discover: Overcoats

In a time when good news from across the pond is hard to come by, the emergence of exciting New York duo Overcoats is much needed. Overcoats are Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell - two former roommates at…

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Single Review: Higher // Mondo Cozmo

One of LA's rising talents, Mondo Cozmo, has released his most infectious and dance-based single to date. Laced in tribal drums, Higher is an unorthodox take on the strains, efforts, and rewards of re…

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Discover: Glass Mountain

Ethereal, visceral, cinematic, and a whole other host of brooding synonyms are how best to describe the Bradford post-punk quartet Glass Mountain. In their arsenal lies their debut EP Glacial, an amal…

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Acts that RIOT enjoyed in 2016: Part One

Yes, we know we're late to the party, but we just couldn't resist having a look back and picking out some of the acts we've really quite liked this year. In this, and two other posts to follow, we wav…

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Single Review: Cash // Soulohlove

Set to cause a stir in 2017, London-based singer Soulohlove has dropped her latest single, Cash. A track accompanied by a deep R’n’B-styled bassline throughout, Cash systematically hosts fragmented ye…

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Introducing: Astroid Boys

Name: Astroid Boys Hometown: Cardiff, Wales Listen to: Posted, Rinsa Hailing from Cardiff's CF10 area, Astroid Boys aren't quite what you'd expect at first. Having grown up fuelled on punk, co-fron…