Limerick alt-rock trio Slow Riot drop a new single on Monday and here is the first play of the track.
Drawing on post-punk and alt-rock, Slow Riot’s ‘Pink December’ is a tumult of noise with a Peter Hook-style bassline, dense layers of guitar and drums which add sway to the darkness.
Says vocalist Niall Clancy:
“Sonically it’s our most satisfying Slow Riot track. At the core of a lot of our songs are some pretty intense themes and rather than just hint at those through the lyrics we wanted to drag them to the surface through the whole atmosphere of the song”.
Production was by Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s and Biffy Clyro). Slow Riot, Niall Clancy (bass, vocals), Aaron Duff (guitars) and Paul Cosgrave (drums) are currently writing their debut album.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.