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Fast paced, fiery Gold Coast act THE RIOT will be taking their dynamic and chaotic live shows on the road for an upcoming East Coast Headline Tour.

With the imminent release of their HAPPY TEARS! EP on March 31st (out via Island Records Australia), second single ‘Violence’, instantly rips through giving us yet another taste of what to expect from their debut EP.

Fearlessly experimenting with their sound, ‘Violence’ was the first song THE RIOT (aka Tyler and JD) collaborated with producer Club Angel. With Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater serving as a key influence on the single, the original demo went from a guitar driven track into the world of THPS.

According to THE RIOT, ‘Violence’ is about going after what you want and never doubting being different in this messed up world. It follows their first single lifted from the EP, ‘Idea Of You’ which Hysteria Mag praise as a “slick and sharply textured outing”. The 5-track EP, written and recorded in 2-weeks in Sydney, was produced primarily by Club Angel and includes the transfixing ‘Oxygen’, ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Justice’, which was produced by sought-after producer Tasker.

Since launching in 2019, THE RIOT have received praise from Blunt Magazine, NME, Hysteria,Happy Magazine, Sniffers, Iggy Magazine and Life Without Andy; airplay support from triple j, 4ZZZ, FBi Radio and The Faction; video additions on rage and MTV Upload and a slew of playlist additions on Spotify, The Apple Music, and YouTube Music.

Known for their electrifying live performances, THE RIOT who have previously supported DMA’S, WAAX and Nerve, are thrilled to be taking their high-energy live shows back on the road. Fans can expect to hear new tracks from their HAPPY TEARS! EP, as well previously released singles, for what will be an unforgettable experience on their third East Coast Headline Tour in May. Tickets on sale now.

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