Irish post-punk trio Slow Riot – Niall Clancy, Aaron Duff & Paul Cosgrave – follow up their debut single, ‘City Of Culture’, with an equally mesmerizing new track, ‘Demons’.
Although ‘City of Culture’ was a ferocious, tense and searing blast of sardonic post-punk, ‘Demons’ is more of a slow burner. Gradually it builds, slowly introducing itself with pounding drums, rumbling bass, chiming guitar and singer Niall Clancy’s deadpan delivery, before injecting greater urgency and bluster, as scorching riffs and thunderous percussion hurtle toward an an epic climax. Their debut single set the bar pretty high and while ‘Demons’ is different, it is also quite similar too. Most importantly, it is an impressively epic song which decisively demonstrates Slow Riot’s considerable promise.
‘Demons’ is taken from Slow Riot’s forthcoming EP Cathedral, out October 23rd. It was recorded in the Manic Street Preachers’ FASTER studio in Cardiff with producer Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies, The La’s, Dinosaur Pile-Up) – check ‘Demons’ out below.