Russell Arnott - guitar and vocals
Edward Warner - bass and vocals
Neil Nimmo - drums
Brief Band History:
The Riots have been together for five years now and have played at venues across the South of England supporting the likes of My Deaf Audio, Miss Black America, Frigid Vinegar, Lockdown, [spunge], Purple Haze, Uncle Brian, and Spank Boy. More recently, bassist Tom Marler-Hausen left the band to join the police force but then decided to become a nurse. tHe RiOtS have recruited Ed Warner, bassist in Everything For Some, to take his place.
Cable, Fugazi, Green Day, Sex Pistols, Fountains of Wayne, Pixies, The Ramones, Weezer, Chixdiggit, RATM.
Life changing albums?
Weezer: 'Weezer' cos it just rocks in every way possible and it is the only album that makes me play air guitar!
Nirvana: 'Bleach' - Saved me from the 80's. Up until that I didn't like music.
Cable: 'When Animals Attack' - If I had to choose one album to listen to for the rest of my life this would be it.
RATM: 'RATM' - Told me that music could be used to get a message across as well as for leisure!
How can fans get in touch with your band?
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your plans for the future, releases, tours etc..?
The Riots are about to record a follow up to 'I Need Something To Burn': a four track split EP with Petersfield skatepunks, Pickled Dick. Recording will take place at The Occupants Studio in Andover with Mr Stephen "Wardy" Ward at the helm. We are also planning a UK tour over the summer with Pickled Dick.
The 6 track mini album is out now on new independent record label Monkey Typewriter and is called "I Need Something To Burn". Tracks include:
2)Don't Have A Cow
4)Smoking Is Cool
6)Buy Now, Pay Later
It is available for £5 inc (p&p) from:
c/o Mr R. Arnott
37 Mordaunt Road
Cheques made payable to R. Arnott