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Junk Riot

Junk Riot is a post-punk band from Tallinn, Estonia , formed in 2006. Their sound, originally influenced by indie and garage bands popular at the time, is based on high-pitched vocals, FX-heavy guitars and disco beats has lately moved into darker post-punk and coldwave, becoming more electronic, tense and melancholic.

Praised among the local music scene for their distinct sound and energetic live-shows, Junk Riot went on to gain the attention of the mainstream media by entering and succeeding in several contests, performing at major Baltic festivals as Positivus and Õllesummer, sharing the stage with acts like White Lies, MØ, Temples and Mono.

Debut album “Headache” was released in 2014 and acclaimed by local media, the tracks have been spun on college radios in the USA. In winter 2014 the band released a brand new single in collaboration with Felix Bondareff (The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mumiy Troll, Sansara, RSAC) and went on their first tour in Russia.

"thier heavy infusion of pitch-shifting guitar effects, infused with rough lyrical blasts, drew favourable comparisons to Foals or a jerkier Franz Ferdinand" Q Magazine (2014)

"The hyperactive, shrill synths and guitar-bent dance-punk of The Rapture and other mid-2000s DFA acts meets the outsider female post-punk ferocity and darkness of Savages and their obvious ancestors (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Patti Smith)... this is the most harrowing and hardcore dance-punk has ever sounded." waytooindie.com (2014)

"High pitched echoey 80s vocals, and countless layers of earsplitting guitar that would sound at home in both Mindless Self Indulgence and Knife Party tracks, combine to form a long crescendo into the dark post-punk indie thing that it is." earkhandy.com (2014)

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