Manchester’s dirty rock n blues mavericks, Gorilla Riot are delighted to announce a new single, Drowned, out now across all download and streaming platforms. Drowned is the first song taken from their 4-track acoustic EP, SOLACE, which is released week commencing Mon 6th September. SOLACE is available in Digital & CD digipak formats and can be ordered direct from www.gorillariotband.com
GR frontman, Arjun Bhishma, said, “Solace began as a solo project for me, as they are four very personal songs that I didn’t think would fit with the band. However, the boys liked the songs and, as always, took them to a level that I could never have imagined, bringing more nuance, texture, and meaning to each song.
Drowned is a song about suicide and depression. There are specific references to my own life and personal situations, but in general, it’s a song that has no silver lining, and I felt that in order to be true and representative of my feelings, that’s how it needed to be.
The layered vocals are there to hopefully bring a church/gospel flavour to the song, lifting what is a lyrically dark song.”
Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England. Equally at home acoustically or electrically they use a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part vocal harmonies; they play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner, and country to create a full-on high energy experience.
Mainman, Arjun Bhishma, surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot. Arjun, is joined by Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), Deggy (bass), and Will Lewis on skins.
They toured extensively before the pandemic with headline shows in Spain and France, and then across the UK with Australian rockers, Massive before joining the Planet Rock Roadstars tour with Piston and Hannah Wicklund. They performed a sold-out launch show at Rebellion in Manchester in February 2020 for their album PEACH but were then forced to cancel their album tour due to the countrywide lockdown.
Along with the release of PEACH, Gorillia Riot had their song, Bad Son, included on the vinyl chart-topping ‘Earache presents New Wave Of Rock N Roll’ compilation album.
They release SOLACE ahead of entering the studio to record their next full album.
6 time winners of Tracks Of The Week by Classic Rock Magazine
Gorilla Riot played Ramblin Man 2018
Featured in Classic Rock Magazine – High Hopes
Toured the UK as special guests to Dan Patlansky
Signed to Off Yer Rocka Records Mar 2019
Headline tour of Spain Apr 2019
Played Download Festival VIP/RIP 2019
Planet Rock – featured as ‘Ones To Watch’ then toured UK as part of the ROADSTARS dates.
Released of debut full-length album – PEACH – for Fri 31 Jan 2020
Played a sold-out album launch show at Rebellion Manchester
Bad Son included on ‘Earache presents New Wave of Rock N Roll’ compilation #10 UK Vinyl Charts
Double-page feature in Classic Rock Magazine – May 2020
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