RIOT Release Radar: #064

Latitude took place over the weekend, featuring headline performances from Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers & Bastille.

Between the sunburn-inducing rays at the start of the weekend, and the downpour throughout the final day of proceedings, it’s apparent that revellers truly enjoyed the quintessentially British festival experience that we have all yearned for over these past 18 months.

The most telling sign that festival season is back on, however, is surely the word revellers being dug out of the attic after a year in hibernation.

Remi Wolf // Liquor Store
Remi is killing it lately, fast becoming the most charismatic pop star that gen-z has to offer. ‘Liquor Store’ sees Remi Wolf once more showcasing her knack for releasing surreal videos that reek of fun.

LOWERTOWN // The Gaping Mouth
The title track from Lowertown’s forthcoming EP (out September) is a minimalist masterpiece. Indie-folk meets lo-fi production and a dash of post-rock delivery to leave our interests positively piqued in anticipation for the new EP to land.

Connie Constance // Prim & Propa
Everything Connie releases further solidifies her importance in the UK’s music landscape. ‘Prim & Propa’ – alongside songs such as ‘Costa Del Margate’ and ‘Electric Girl’ – seem to be as good a suggestion as any as to how hooky British guitar music may execute a resurgence.

The KVB // World On Fire
The KVB have dropped this euphoric number just in time for their Latitude performance. After some recent sessions with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors, Black Country, New Road), KVB fans should probably start getting pretty frikkin excited.

Melin Melyn // Dewin Dwl
Welsh-language surf-rock may be the hybrid genre that you didn’t know you needed. You can enjoy the final dregs of summer with Melin’s forthcoming Blomonj EP, which will arrive 17th August.

Lime Garden // Pulp
We caught these playing a sweaty, unseated gig at The Sebright Arms last week, and it looks like Lime Garden may be a hard one to beat. Judging by their live set, the Brighton gals have a whole canon of great tunes yet to see the light of day.

KEG // Heyshaw
KEG make wonky, brass-accented punk fresh from Brighton’s seafront. A debut EP from the 7-piece(!) shall be available from October, so why not get on board early.

photo credit: Shamshawan Scott

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