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13 Riots - Memory and Desire
Release date November 2008
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13 Riots - Memory and Desire

Hailing from Hertfordshire and with a fan base spreading rapidly from the south, 13 Riots are about to release their much awaited EP “Memory and Desire”. I am more than a little smug that I got a copy prior to the official launch, but for those waiting with breath that is baited, it is more than worth the anticipation.

“Memory and Desire” opens with the instrumental Instigate which is heavy on the synths with a hint of strings and a side portion of percussion. To pull off an EP with such a beginning you have to follow it up strongly. And yes, they do just that. The Greatest Myth samples the opening style, but further developed. As the music explodes with rough cut vocals and powerful strings, you start to experience the vision of this band.

Three Years has a very sexy bass tune, complimented by keys, the style of which is exquisite in delivery, and joined by exceptional guitar riffs which take over for the crescendo chorus. It is pure pleasure to the ears, but my favourite track is Don’t Knock It (‘til you’ve tried it) which is deliciously contagious, and cleverly uses repetition of catchy beats and infectious lyrics. The finale Blind Lights begins at a slower pace and you get the idea you are about to hear a calming ballad, but tempo rises swiftly. 13 Riots finish on a high and maintain the climatic pace of this EP to the very end. If I were only allowed to use one word to review this musical offering it would be ‘intoxicating’.

Anyone familiar with my reviews will know that I credit a band mainly on the strengths of their live performances. If you feel the same, then sneak a peek at their myspace where there are links to get you all worked up and straining the leash to see them in the flesh. You lucky, lucky southerners; you may have weak beer but at least you can get to see them without going through the M25 passport control. However, 13 Riots intend to be adding dates nationwide in the near future. Go for the music or for the quirky showmanship on stage. Either way it promises to be a great night.

As well as banging out some awesome tracks, 13 Riots are also trying to raise the profile of local bands by putting pressure on Borehamwood council to allow live acts to play the area’s venues, so they are ecological as well as talented and a little bit cute!

Memory and Desire will be released on 1st December and you can get your mits on it through iTunes or from the band at their gigs.

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©Meriel Flavell 2008
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