The members of Canada's Attica Riots have what can only be described as a cosmic musical connection. Any musician will tell you that's not always the case in a band scenario, where democracy can fail when egos, opinions, and dominant personalities do battle, thus sinking a band before it even sets sail. So, when you have that type of "on the same page" connection, you hold on to it. And that's just what Attica Riots are doing. You can't argue with the results, which are the fiery and infectious alt rock anthems this trio creates.
They are sometimes dark, sometimes subtle, but always acute. Lead vocalist Bobby Desjarlais admits that the band is tackling "the human condition" and looking for that ever-elusive silver lining, saying, "I like to consider it optimistic cynicism, more of a realism than pessimism. We’re positive people, but also not naïve about what’s going on around us."
But 2018 is looking to be the year that Attica Riots – who are signed to Five Seven, which is part of Eleven Seven Label Group – make an indelible mark outside of Canada with their worldwide debut release, produced by Mark Needham (American Authors, Imagine Dragons, The Killers). Their time is now.
The members of Attica Riots are firmly on the same musical page. It's why the songs that make up their debut release are so fluid and unforgettable. Get ready Attica Riots are about to take the alternative rock world by storm… one song at a time.