One of the best things about listening to various bands is finding the gems before they make it big! Here's The Riot, is one of those underrated bands that is sure to make its way to the top of an alt-18 countdown any day.
Composed of Paris Tompkins (Guitar and Vocals), Eric Reymond (Bass), Victor Singer and (Drums), Here's The Riot is just the alt-rock you need. If you're a fan of early classics such as Foo Fighters, or Cheville then you will automatically connect with them.
Originally from Houston, Texas Paris moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of being a force in the music industry. With raspy vocals that are enticing in itself, the lyricism of the band and overall look are mesmerizing.
With this EP fans will get a better grasp on their style and choice of writing which is filled with lyrics about love, hope, anger, freedom, alienation, and heartbreak. Since the release date, June 24th, this EP has been on fire! Paris wrote the music for comedian and close friend Tig Notaro's HBO special and has the hit song Love Makes Me Crazy featured on the hit TV show, One Mississippi.
Take a listen HERE and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
1. Love Makes Me Crazy
3. Place for Us
5. Tonight We're Alive