Slow Riot - "City of Culture" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

10 June 2015

In 2014, Limerick, Ireland was named the country's national City of Culture. Irish post-punks Slow Riot have their own take on the city's designation.

With an electric, Strokes-esque vibe, “City of Culture” finds the Irish post-punk outfit Slow Riot building up the momentum they’ve already capitalized on in the past year. Having supported acts like the Twilight Sad and caught the attention of punk photographer Steve Gullick, the trio is set to release a new EP, Cathedral, later this year. Below you can stream “City of Culture”, which features on the EP.
“‘City of Culture’ is the most raw and immediate track we’ve written to date,” the band says to PopMatters. “It’s a reaction to Limerick’s music scene, which has left us feeling suppressed and disconnected at times, but it’s also our home and has ultimately influenced the type of band we are. Specifically, the track is a reference to Limerick being awarded the ‘City of Culture’ status in 2014. In all ways, the track is a product of our environment.”

“City of Culture” is out now via Straight Lines are Fine.

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