City Riots from Adelaide recently wrapped up four months in the studio with producer Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins, Dandy Warhols). ‘She Never Wants to Dance’ is the first taste of the debut full-length and is currently available as a free download from the Triple j website.
City Riots just completed their fourth US tour and featured at SXSW 2010 in Austin, TX whilst also performing at the Aussie BBQ parties in Sydney, LA, New York and Austin. Making their way east, the band arrived back in New York to film a video for ‘She Never Wants to Dance’.
In late 2008, City Riots’ self-released Socialize EP earned the band a nomination for the Triple J ‘Unearthed Artist of the Year’ award. From it, the single ‘Burning Me Out’ was their sixth song to be picked up by national radio. The track was recorded in between US tour dates at Dragonfly Studios on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.
Check out City Riots on tour this May:
May 7th – Jive, Adelaide
May 8th – John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne
May 14th – Mum at World Bar, Sydney
May 14th – Ivanhoe Hotel, Sydney (Late)
May 21st – Cubby Hole, Brisbane
For more info, head over to their website.