Greek Riots just played its first show almost a year ago at the first Uniter Fiver showcase, but the guys are already showing that they’re capable of penning well-crafted indie-rock tunes that are worth your time. Led by Jacques Richer’s folky pipes the four tunes were produced by Rob Obvious (The Subumans, Mise En Scene) and sound really slick for something that was supposedly recorded in the band’s jam space. Perhaps the best track is “Sleeping Dogs” with its screeching, soulful guitar licks that fit together perfectly and add more of a pop-rock twist to the band’s sound. The lyrics are a little forgettable, but the instrumentals more than make up for it in the end.
Published in Volume 69, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 14, 2015)