RIOT Release Radar: #047

Architects have nudged Maxïmo Park out of the way to take the top spot in this week’s album chart. With Ghetts & Mogwai battling it out last week, it’s looking like all bets are off for 2021’s chart toppers and we are absolutely here for it. Keep buying physicals, keep supporting independent artists & keep these mental chart showdowns coming.

Best tunes of the week below.

SEB // They Don’t Like Me
Bedroom pop riser SEB has got the internet talking lately, with his dreamy lofi tunes. ‘They Don’t Like Me’ was recorded and produced in his LA home.


No Rome (feat. Charli XCX & The 1975) // Spinning
Alt-pop avengers assemble. No Rome reunites with The 1975 after collaborating on 2018’s ‘Narcissist’, with Charli topping off a fantasy lineup. ‘Spinnin’ is a kitchen disco banger, riding an Italo house soundbed.

Peeping Drexels // High Heels
With a vid that will haunt your dreams whilst whetting your appetite for more, “High Heels’ is a never ending loop of bad-trip fuelled excess,” the London band explain. ‘And there is no way to escape’.

William the Conqueror // The Deep End 
WTC dropped their new album Maverick Thinker this week, amalgamating swampy blues-rock and wry British songwriting.

Barley Passable // Silver
Aussie duo Barley Passable dropped their new Hindsight EP this week, and it’s full of French Yé-Yé nostalgia and groovy-ass synths.

Tuvaband // Post Isolation
Norway’s Tuvaband picked up a homeland grammy nomination for her last album. With such an effortlessly cinematic sound, it’s not hard to see why the plaudits are thrown her way (yes, she’s a solo artist).

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