RIOT Release Radar: #092

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Anna Calvi // Ain’t No Grave
The triple Mercury Prize-nominated artist continues her ascent to the ranks of national treasure status, only aided further with ‘Ain’t No Grave’ featuring heavily throughout the final series of Peaky Blinders. First Nick Cave and now Anna: say what you like about that brummie gang’s morals, but they sure have taste.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever // My Echo
Only Rolling Blackouts C.F. can make melancholy sound this catchy. New album Endless Rooms is out 6th May and we are beyond hyped to hear it.

Courting // Tennis
The verses of ‘Tennis’ see Courting lean into a darker, more electronic soundbed – and we are into it! A welcome addition to Courting’s sports day itinerary which already includes the tunes ‘Football’ and ‘Grand National’.

Cola // Water Table
We were cynical that anything would fill the Ought-shaped hole in our lives, but Cola may even have surpassed the high standard set by their former outfit. ‘Water Table’ is mesmerisingly beautiful in its sparsity.. perhaps less really is more.

Midnight Rodeo // Now You’re Gone
Drenched in jangled psych energy with a little of that creeping Goat Girl post-punk. Nottingham newbies Midnight Rodeo have the makings to be a very exciting new name among the UK’s indie elite.

The Queen’s Head // Your God Owes You Money
Speedy Wunderground rarely put a foot wrong, and ‘Your God Owes You Money’ is right on the money as per. Witnessing this tune’s bubbling confrontational energy on stage is going to be a game-changer.

Pet Deaths // Swingtime
Comforting and familiar, with tantalising licks of the surreal. Lauren Laverne premiered this track on air recently, which – as far as credentials go – is a hard one to argue with.

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Matt Ganfield

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