Beach Riot, one of the top emerging UK bands, will play Mad Hatters on Friday November 26th as part of their UK tour. 

Beach Riot were born when guitarist/vocalist Cami Menditeguy made the decision to up-sticks and move halfway across the world to East London from her home country of Argentina at just 18. Desperate to front her own band, living on a remote horse farm alone was no longer an option; so, to raise funds for the move, Cami made her flight money by gambling on horse races.

Meeting fellow guitarist/vocalist Rory O’Connor at a show in East London—and finding a shared love for ice-cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey, Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons, and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups—at last Beach Riot were born, and the gamble had paid off.

The band released their self-titled debut EP Beach Riot in 2018, with a string of standalone singles ‘She’s A Hurricane’ (2017), ‘Serial Scruff’ (2018), ‘Robot’ (2019) and ‘Stuck Inside’ (2019) keeping momentum and buzz around the band’s potent blend of lo-fi drone rock, heavy riffs, and indie pop.

Following the bands signing to Alcopop! Records in early 2020, Beach Riot have gone on to release a number of singles, and are currently recording their Debut Album due for release June 2021.

Press support from Kerrang! Magazine, CLASH, MOJO, The iNewspaper, Louder Than War and LOUDER has been bolstered by a #12 spot on the Amazing Radio Chart, an evening playlist addition from XS Manchester, plus key radio spins from Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter at BBC Radio One, John Kennedy at Radio X, BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Total Rock, legendary US station KEXP, and BBC introducing.

Beach Riot, with support TBA play Mad Hatters, Inverness on the 26th of November

Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketsource.co.uk

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