RIOT Release Radar: #051

This week we mourn the loss of Prince Philip with a Release Radar that includes many of His Royal Highness’ favourite artists, including Boston psych rockers Crumb and fuzzy indie stalwart Max Bloom.

In all seriousness, death is never funny and thoughts are with Liz and the family – not because she is the queen, but because she is an elderly lady who has lost her husband, which is always pretty darn sad.

Too much sincerity? ok then, fuck it, let’s start a rumour that Meghan did it.

Crumb // BNR
Released as a double single this week alongside ‘Balloon’, this tune shows Lila Ramani and co. at their woozy best. Hold out until the end of the vid.

Billie Marten // Creature of Mine
Billie is back, and growing more into her folk persona with each new track. Third album Flora Fauna is out in May, via her new label home, Fiction Records (The Cure, The Big Moon).

Sinead O’Brien // Kid Stuff
Each of Sinead’s singles land with an unflinching and unhinged delivery, reminiscent of 80s post-punk. With Dry Cleaning’s debut album making a real impact in this week’s chart, it feels like a golden period for female-voiced

Pardoner // Bunny’s Taxi
After a wobble in their lineup following 2019’s Playing on a Cloud, the cult San Fransisco band are back and better than ever. A little bit of Parquet Court’s art-rock, a little bit of Deeper’s mechanical riffery.

Max Bloom // Pedestrian
Max Bloom has softened his sound since fronting London indie royalty, Yuck. New album Pedestrian has been announced alongside this dreamy piano ballad of the same name.

ADE // Another Weekend
Debut album Midnight Pizza is out later this month, so what better time is there to acquaint yourself with ADE’s tasty brand of electronic pop.

Greta Isaac // FU
RIOT Introducing alumni Greta Isaac has shared this charming example of how to demand attention with the most minimal of songwriting. We’ll let this tune speak for itself here.


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