Take Me To The Riot

Whenever a song has the word ‘riot’ in the title, one gets the immediate impression that it is going to be noisy and insurrectionary, possibly involving the sounds of sirens and exploding police cars. Anyone who approaches this charming, understated little number with a head full of such notions will probably get very angry and attempt to start a riot of their own. What they should in fact do is just settle down and be calmed by its sweet male/female vocal interplay and echoes of New Order’s early, organic recordings, as well as a big, loud chorus of the type that is de rigeur nowadays. Excellent stuff.