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 and Biffy Clyro). 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. On the live front Slow Riot have been honing their craft supporting the likes of The Twilight Sad, Mission Of Burma and Girls Names, 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 are now writing their debut album for release in 2018.