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The Riff Raff Are Nice Boys

It seems I’m also leaning on the British for SXSW and The Riff Raff are no exceptions.  They aren’t dubstep or electronic, just a good ole fashioned rock band from London.  It’s the kind of band you expect to hear from the UK.  Very proper and quirky sounding.  The Riff Raff, led by Alex Thompson sound like an upbeat version of Morrissey. Very quite and polite indeed.

‘Changes Everything’ from the album of the same title is a good place to start.  A very high tempo sets the tone of this ditty.  Then the hollow voices roll into a steady pace.  It’s like Morrissey took over the Arcade Fire and decided to do Joe Strummer cover songs.  I’m popping this one on while driving down to Austin to accompany the road.  I suggest you all do the same.

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