RIOT Release Radar #015

We are sure that you are missing gigs as much as we are. We are longing for the moment that we may endure sweaty crowds that obscure the stage, overpriced drinks and a long queue for the toilets following an encore.

Nobody misses these shows, however, as much as artists. In the age of streaming, live shows are the industry’s lifeblood and it makes the world of difference to buy just an LP or some merch each month… plus you get an LP or some merch out of the deal.

Feel free to find your album inspiration from our reviews page, then just pop over to the artist’s own store and see what they’re selling. Oh, and wash your damn hands – there’s a pandemic going on.


Fontaines D.C. // A Hero’s Death

Fontaines took the world by storm last year and aren’t letting their momentum slow now – with an album of the same name arriving later this year. MG

Arlo Parks // Black Dog

One of the alumni of our Ones to Watch, Arlo is continuing her ascent as one of the most promising writers in the UK . Opening line “I’d lick the grief right off your lips” says it all. MG

The Academic // Anything Could Happen 

Having supported the likes of The Rolling Stones around the world, Irish four-piece The Academic have shared a first taste of their upcoming EP. PG

The Ninth Wave // Happy Days

The title track of the band’s forthcoming EP, which follows last year’s debut album. Produced by Faris from The Horrors; this offering has us hyped for what’s to come. MG

L Devine // Don’t Say It

Another rep from our Ones to Watch list. Geordie singer L Devine has been releasing consistently strong pop bangers for a couple of years now and the world is taking notice. MG

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