Irish post-punk trio, Slow Riot, are releasing their debut single, “City Of Culture”, via Straight Lines Are Fine on July 10th. The track is a sardonic ode to the cultural status their hometown of Limerick was awarded in 2014.
on the track, the band, infusing their influences of bands Gang of Four, Television, and Wire. “City Of Culture”, and the forthcoming Cathedral EP from which it is taken, were both recorded at the Manic Street Preachers’ FASTER studio in Cardiff under the watchful eye of producer Kevin Vanbergen, whose back catalogue includes the likes of The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s and Biffy Clyro. FASTER’s in-house engineer Loz Williams and the Manics’ James Dean Bradfield further extended a helping hand to the band, offering the use of their equipment and instruments.
legendary punk photographer Steve Gullick, who not only shot their recent band photos but lent his hand for the singles official video too.
The Cathedral EP is due later in the year and will include re-recordings of demos, “Demons” and “Cooper’s Dream”.