RIOT’s Release Radar #018

We tend to avoid getting too political here at RIOT (despite the name), but it is a tad hard to overlook the worldwide tension that has been caused by recent events in Minneapolis.

As people from the music world club together to shine a light on society’s racism, now is the time to sign a petition, or make your voices heard at a peaceful demonstration, or donate to a freedom fund. Black Lives Matter.

Oh, and also.. keep washing your hands. x

Boy Pablo // hey girl

Announcing his long-awaited debut album, Wachito Rico, Norwegian bedrum-popper  Nicolas Muñoz (aka Boy Pablo) has dropped the infectious ‘hey girl’. Having been nominated as one of our ones to watch fro 2020, we can’t wait to hear what else Muñoz has in stock for us this year. PG

Baby Queen // Internet Religion

Oozing with sharp pop satire, Baby Queen has hit the ground running with her debut single ‘Internet Religion’. With an EP rumoured to be in the works for later this year, this is a blistering first taste of what the South Africa-via-London songwriter has to offer. PG

Bdrmm // A Reason To Celebrate (GLOK Remix)

With their debut album on the horizon, Bdrmm have released a GLOK Remix of recent single ‘A Reason To Celebrate’ – giving their lofty shoegaze a glitchy edge. Check out our recent interview with the band. MG


Alexmaax // Bets Off

Taking the reigns (and the microphone) for his first solo track, Max Hershenow has unveiled his moniker Alexmaax with the hypnotic ‘Bets Off’. Having previously been part of the duo MS MR, ‘Bets Off’ sees Max explore his queerness alone for the first time. PG 

Larry The Pink Human // Might Delete Later

Marinating a Brit-pop-esque sound in a bubbling sea of electronics Larry The Pink Human (made up of Laurie from Slaves and producer Jolyon Thomas) have once again managed to steal our hearts, and ears, with their second single ‘Might Delete Later. PG

No Rome ft. Beabadoobee & Jay Som // Hurry Home

This ensemble of Dirty Hit signees have come together to form an avengers of Gen Z Indie. This track’s mixture of bitter sweet pop and tempo-shaking percussion gives ‘Hurry Home’ a distinctly Dirty Hit flavour. MG 

Shrimp Eyes // Straight Up

Peckham newcomers Shrimp Eyes have been causing a few whispers around London’s Indie hotspots. Check out this new offering from the boys and keep one eye on where they head next. MG

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