Ra Ra Riot
Ra Ra Riot met at New York's Syracuse University in 2006 through a shared desire to form a band. A combination of friends and friends of friends lead to the formation of RA RA RIOT who, barely a year later, get to release their debut single in the UK on Label Fandango. The double aa-side release of 'Each Year' / 'A Manner To Act' is just the tip of a creative iceberg as, rather neatly, the music of Ra Ra Riot blends the fury of post punk with melodic orchestral sensibilities. One listen to the band's four tracks on their MySpace site (www.myspace.com/rarariot) can lead to a long winded game of spot the influences - there is (arcade) fire in their bellies and the sweet jangle of The Smiths in their veins, for sure, but the simple truth is that the multi-talented, communally creative Ra Ra Riot don??t really sound like anyone apart from themselves. This ebullient individuality has held the band in fine stead through CMJ '06, SXSW '07, an A&R whirlwind and rapturous applause from the NME to the point where their busy summer plans were running on parallel lines - in the UK there is the 7" release and a string of festival appearances, in the States an EP release (cunningly entitled 'Ra Ra Riot') and a lengthy tour with Tokyo Police Club.
RA RA RIOT RELEASES
Each Year / A Manner To Act -
Each Year / A Manner To Act
Single
Vinyl: £4.99
RA RA RIOT GIGS AT CLUB FANDANGO
RA RA RIOT NEWS ARCHIVE
Ra Ra Rioting In The Uk - Debut Single Due
Friday 13th July 2007