The Electric Riot – Kingdom

Downbeat Disco Trouble Rock

Initially bourne out a kitchen ‘studio’ in London, The Electric Riot is the brainchild of a certain Tim Trouble, now aided and abetted by a growing band of musicians converted to the cause.

From a number of low key gigs throughout 2007, the band found themselves nominated in the electronic category of the Diesel U Music unsigned competition, an experience which gave them added impetus and culminated in the iTunes release of the storming track ‘Mods, Rockers, Skins & Teds’ (included here).

Musically, the band trade in scuzzy dance rock (an exciting area at the moment given the output of fellow practitioners like Manchester’s The Whip) while the lyrical concerns put them closer to The Streets savvy take on modern life.

Taking the punk diy ethic into tomorrow, Trouble wrote, recorded and produced all tracks and is utilising the internet to get his material out there and heard. When those rock stars talk about the internet revolutionising the music industry (while they chill in their mansions), The Electric Riot are living it. This is the cutting edge.

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