Manchester’s dirty southern blues rock maverick’s Gorilla Riot, will release a new single and video – Bad Son – on Fri 13 Apr 2018.
The song is taken from their forthcoming EP – American Honey – and will be available from all leading digital and streaming services. It will also be accompanied by a video shot & produced by bassist James Degnan featuring footage from various live performances.
Gorilla Riot play raucous blues based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full sonic high energy show that is equally at home as full electric or played acoustically. Indeed, Gorilla Riot will be headlining the acoustic stage at this year’s Breaking Bands Festival as well as Ramblin Man Rising Stage.
The guys most recently sold out the famous Night & Day Café in Manchester and continue to tour up and down the UK.
Mainman, Arjun Bhishma, said, “With this song, as with the whole EP, we wanted to showcase our love for roots rock, blues and country. We dialled back the distortion and focused on interweaving guitar parts and vocal harmonies. Bad Son is about accepting what you are. As with most blues rooted music, the lyrics look inward, and often it’s not a pretty sight.”
Thur 12 Apr – Facebar, Reading (semi-acoustic)
Fri 13 Apr – Duffy’s Bar, Leicester (semi-acoustic)
Sat 14 Apr – The Iron Road, Evesham (w/ FIREROAD)
Sun 15 Apr – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool (semi-acoustic)
Sat 28 Apr – Fox & Goose, Southport
Sat 12 May – Deaf Institute, Manchester (w/ Federal Charm)
Sat 05 May – Outlaw Rock N Roll Weekend – The Globe, Glossop
Sun 27 May – Breaking Bands Festival, Bromsgrove (acoustic stage headline)
Sat 30 Jun – Ramblin Man Rising Stage, Maidstone
Sat 07 July – The Railway, Chorley
Fri 13 July – SOS Festival, Manchester (main support)
Sun 08 Sep – HRH CROWS Festival, Sheffield (main stage)
Gorilla Riot are:
Arjun Bhishma (vocals/guitar)
Liam Henry (guitar/vocals)
James Degnen (bass)
Charly T. (guitar/vocals)
David Thomas (drums)