“Contemporary hardcore folk driven by youth and boundless energy” R2 Magazine
The Roughneck Riot
This Is Our Day
On July 16 2012 The Roughneck Riot will unleash their new album “This Is Our Day” through Bomber Music. It will be preceded by the single “Ignorance Is Easy” on June 18th.
As folk music mutates in all directions and is being cannibalised and re-invigorated within many other genres, The Roughneck Riot stake their claim to the UK Folk Punk crown.
This is no crude clichéd “Oirish” fake ceilidh band. This is no lame “Pirate” music album.
Tearing influences from the likes of Social Distortion and The Clash and injecting a definite Englishness into the music, the passion of vocalist Matty Humphries ignites this band. The accordion, mandolin and banjo are played low slung and rock’n’roll, cutting through the punk guitar and bringing a manic swirling folk element to add to the steamroller of excitement that is The Roughneck Riot.
“We are reinventing and rewriting Folk music to make sense to our lives today. We write music for people, regardless of race, nationality, age, gender or sexuality. We are a voice amongst many in the scene ready to be heard. We are here to play Folk Punk music. From nowhere & everywhere. This is our Day.”
The Roughneck Riot will be appearing at numerous festivals throughout the UK and Europe this summer before embarking once more on a full length tour in September and October
Ryan Taylor – Bass, Vocals
Simon Cowley – Drums
Jade Franklin – Accordion
Chris Green – Guitar, Vocals
Caitlin Costello – Banjo