RIOT Release Radar: #045

Kim & Kanye have officially filed for divorce this week after 7 years of the Kimye tenure.

It will be interesting to see how the showbiz press will cover the story, with Kanye’s famed mental health struggles and a heightened sense of celeb compassion in the wake of the Britney Spears documentary. Perhaps this uber high profile split will act as a case study for a new way to cover these topics to a new generation who can recognise sensationalism at the expense of kindness.

Or somebody will think of a snappy pun that incorporates bi-polar with divorce, and the human race will have to wait another few years for empathic enlightenment, I guess we’ll see.

Check out our favourite tracks of the week below.

Porridge Radio X Piglet // Let’s Not Fight
Since the release of their Mercury-nominated album Every Bad, Porridge Radio have shared a string of flawless singles, including ‘7 Seconds’ & ‘Good For You’. Released alongside ‘Strong Enough’, this emotionally charged number is a collab with Irish singer/producer, Piglet.

The Lounge Society // Cain’s Heresy
The Hebdon Bridge upstarts have announced their debut EP, alongside this barbed slice of psych-punk. Silk For The Starving will be released in June, via the patron saints of modern post-punk; Speedy Wunderground.

Eli Brown // Trouble (with Talk Show)
Bristol producer Eli Brown has teamed up with Talk Show to remind us just how much we miss the dancefloor. ‘Trouble’ fuses the deadpan spoken word of Shaun Ryder, with a hefty slice of The Chemical Brothers’ big beat.

Italia 90 // Borderline
“Borderline takes aim at the failed third-way ideology that led to our present political moment,” explain the London-via-Brighton punks. ‘The thing you created / is the thing you have hated’ takes to task the hegemonic establishment for its complicity in the very brutality it claims to speak against.’

Paris Texas // HEAVY METAL
What a debut this is from LA duo Louie Pastel and Felix. ‘HEAVY METAL’ enlists fuzz instrumentation and some expansive backing vocals to erase genre lines entirely, banger.

MF Tomlinson // Them Apples
MF Tomlinson has shared one of our favourite lockdown vids, with a simplicity-is-key approach and some lovably surreal shots added in post-production. The track itself meanders down multiple rabbit holes and keeps us guessing throughout.

MarthaGunn // Honest
We are a sucker for some 90s home video, and the format twins perfectly with this ode to singer Abi Woodman’s mother. MarthaGunn are picking up some major plaudits as of late from the likes of BBC Introducing, and all sources suggest that they could be in for a big year.


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