First Listen: Slow Riot – Demons

image002Cutting through the haze of the post-punk revival, Limerick, Ireland trio Slow Riot starts slow out of the gate but reaches full pace on “Demons.”

I have always been your mannequin
You will be my sweetest whore
I would swim through blackened oceans
Just to be part of your soul

The band’s second single, “Demons,” is propelled by the tolling guitar of Aaron Duff and frenetic drumming of Paul Cosgrave, while singer Niall Clancy’s blunt delivery and bass lines draw the listener into a macabre void of solipsism and indictment, leaving the listener to sort out the guilty party.

Slow Riot’s Cathedral EP will be released on 23 October via Straight Lines Are Fine. Stream “Demons” below.

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