Getting back to his roots and lyrically expressing remnants of pain, liberation, full-bodied hurt and love, Singer/Songwriter, Paris Tompkins, has planted a burgeoning musical seed within his new project and band, Here’s The Riot. Kicking off the new EP, ‘Tonight We’re Alive’, with the lead track, “Love Makes Me Crazy”, there is a level of emotive Rock ‘N’ Roll intrepidity that is felt from the first syllable as the lyrical exploration of the strange phenomenon of love carries a fine sense of balance while the rockers attempt to approach a crooked relation with optimism. The second track, “Tmftu”, adds elements of Punk into the mix while pushing hesitation to the side as the disposition of fiery anger from the LA rockers cranks up the volume and reveals the bloody facts of their reality with ease.
“Place for Us” is the third track which begins with an acoustic spill of the highs and lows of an interpersonal relationship that is on a rocky road and approaching total disintegration. The fourth track, “Heroes”, begins with the aura of a Weezer track back in the ‘Maladroit’ days as Here’s The Riot falls into the pit of illusion and dreams up a land of serenity within an outdated life experience that no longer suits the men that they’ve become along their journeys of life. Closing out the EP with the title track, “Tonight We’re Alive”, if you’re a fan of a mixture of bands such as Buckcherry, Lit, Sum 41 and Velvet Revolver, then this track will take you back to a time when Rock ‘N’ Roll was approached with madness and frenzy that served to conjure up lyrical spills abounding with emotive intensity.
Gearing up to be played on Amazon Prime’s hit series, One Mississippi, Here’s the Riot’s lead single, “Love Makes Me Crazy”, is the icing on the cake that showcases that the LA rockers are already making waves beyond the music industry. Keep an eye out for Here’s The Riot on stages alongside Rock ‘N’ Roll front runners over the years to come.