RIOT Release Radar: #058

It’s the summer showdown that we’ve all been waiting for: Dutch parents vs TikTok.

A foundation in The Netherlands which represents more than 64,000 parents are suing the Chinese app for (wait for it) €1.4billion – claiming that the amount of data that TikTok collects is in breach of EU law.

The foundation (SOMI) have also voiced their concern on the safety of the app, with TikTok having previously promoted ‘The Blackout Challenge‘, which involves users suffocating one another.

Kids these days, eh.. who remembers Beyblade?

Wolf Alice // How Can I Make It OK?
Ellie Rowsell & Co have reached stratospheric status this week, with the release of their 3rd album, Blue Weekend. Check out our 9/10 album review here.

Drug Store Romeos // Secret Plan
With debut LP The World Within Our Bedrooms out later this month, the Fleet trio have shared this tantalising tune. ‘Secret Plan’ lulls between their trademark dream-pop, and a bass-heavy chorus.

The Haunted Youth // Coming Home
Belgian newboy Joachim Leibens had people talking back in January, with debut single ‘Teen Rebel’. ‘Coming Home’ is another perfect dose of lofty synth-pop.

deep tan // do you ever ascend? 
With wonky guitar licks that tessellate menacingly between basslines, deep tan are shaping up to one of the most interesting artists to catch in 2021.

Clinic // Fine Dining
More than two decades after releasing their debut album, Liverpool art-punks Clinic are still dropping gems. Favouring crisp synthesisers over their traditional guitar-fuzz, ‘Fine Dining’ is an exciting turn for the duo.

The Novus // Castaway
Midlands fledglings The Novus have fused 70s psych-rock guitar with an 80s pop vocal. Check out ‘Castaway’s music video, which could have been lifted straight from the golden age of MTV.


Photo credit: Timothy Casten

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