Slow Riot

County Limerick

Limerick’s brooding post-punk quartet, Slow Riot infuse post-punk influences - Gang of Four, Television, Wire - with more contemporary bands such as Girl Band and Future of the Left. Formed of Niall Clancy (bass, vocals), Aaron Duff (guitars) and Paul Cosgrave (drums), and having recently recruited a second guitarist in the form of Fonda's Liam O'Connor, early demos of ‘Demons’ and ‘Cooper’s Dream’ were immediately praised by fans and caught the attention of London label Straight Lines Are Fine, who in the summer of 2015 recorded their sell-out debut EP ‘Cathedral’ at the Manic Street Preachers’ FASTER studio in Cardiff with Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s and Biffy Clyro). Since then the band has been hotly tipped by tastemakers both in Ireland and the UK, with Drowned In Sound, Q Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Hot Press and The Irish Times, amongst many others citing them for big things. Follow up single ‘Trophy Wife’ earned the band plaudits from Shaun Keaveny on the 6Music Breakfast Show, Radio X, Absolute and was a mainstay on the band’s native Today FM with DJ Paul McLoone declaring Slow Riot to be “my new favourite Irish band”, a proclamation he backed up by inviting the band in for a live session and booking them to open his stage at 2016’s Interlude Festival. McLoone has since broadcast one of the band's gigs live in it's entirety on his evening show. On the live front Slow Riot have been honing their craft supporting the likes of The Twilight Sad, Mission Of Burma and Girls Names, and have played two London headline shows for Communion / Kilimanjaro to sold out crowds, plus appearances at Electric Picnic and Other Voices. The band signed to London label Killing Moon for their single ‘Absent Dreams’ before returning to Straight Lines Are Fine for the follow-up, ‘Pink December’. The band have now finished recording their debut album for release in 2018 and return to the live circuit in March for their first headline Dublin show plus a run of 5 UK dates, including a headline slot at Communion's club night.

Live Dates:
March 22nd at Dublin Whelan’s
March 23rd Single Launch Show at Limerick Kasbah
April 1st at Notting Hill Arts Club, London
April 2nd at Lincoln Imp Scunthorpe
April 3rd Hull ‘Sesh’ at The Polar Bear
April 4th at The Thunderbolt - Bristol

"Inventive slab of fuzzy, at times ethereal but mostly noise-infused post-punk.”– Drowned In Sound

“Slow Riot join the ranks of Eagulls and Savages at the forefront of a new breed of bands fusing danceable beats with dark-pop sentiments.”– The Line Of Best Fit

“With an electric, Strokes-esque vibe... the Irish post-punk outfit Slow Riot building up the momentum they’ve already capitalized on in the past year.” – PopMatters

"a turbulent post-punk slug." - Q Magazine

“Limerick post-punk band burn with sound and fury.” – Nialler9

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Upcoming Gigs

  23 Mar 2018 19:00 Kasbah Social Club, Dolans, 4 Dock Rd, Limerick   SLOW RIOT at Kasbah Social Club, Limerick    
  1 Apr 2018 19:00 Notting Hill Arts Club, 19-21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ, England, UK   Communion Presents: SLOW RIOT    
  2 Apr 2018 19:00 The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe, Scunthorpe   SLOW RIOT at The Lincoln Imp    
  3 Apr 2018 19:00 The Polar Bear, 229 Spring Bank, Hull HU3   SLOW RIOT at The Polar Bear    
  4 Apr 2018 19:00 The Thunderbolt, Bristol, Bristol   SLOW RIOT at Bristol Thunderbolt