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Junk Riot

Where: Von Krahl Bar - Rabarock presents
When: 25.03.2011
Time: 02:00

Tallinna eksperimentaalse indie-garaažikvarteti Junk Riot kõlapildist suure osa kujundavad helehäälne vokaal ning tugevalt moduleeritud, kajatiined kitarriefektid. 2006. aastal kokku tulnud ansambli esmane eesmärk oli kõlada nagu Arctic Monkeys — püüdlus, mille noormeeste koduskene, Tallinna venekeelne ning metali-, pungi- ja hardcore’i-keskne alternatiivmuusika-ringkond kiiresti lämmatas. Niisiis leiutasid nad ainulaadse omakõla, milles tooni annavad valjud kitarrid, metsik vokaal, mahlased bassikäigud ja pulsina tuksuv trumm. Leidnud karastunud festarikorraldaja Risto Karupoja (Featuring) abil tunnustust siin- ja sealpool eesti-vene keele- ja kultuuripiiri, paistis Junk Riot peagi silma ka peavoolumeedias, jõudes Baltikumi-ülesel MTV toega pop-maratonil Coca-Cola Soundwave 2008 kolme parema sekka ning võites Eesti suurima bändikonkursi Noortebänd 2009. Eesti indie-skene kinnistäheks kujunenud Junk Riotil pole endiselt ei plaati ega plaadifirmat; kogu nende maine toetub soodsale kõmule ja kahele palale MySpace’is.

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Junk Riot is a four-piece garage/indie/experimental band from Tallinn, whose sound is structured around high-pitched vocals and heavy usage of pitch-shifting/delay effects on guitar. Formed in 2006, Junk Riot’s first aim was to sound something like the Arctic Monkeys, an ambition quickly stifled by their home scene - Tallinn’s Russian-speaking, metal-, punk- and hardcore-oriented underground circuit. So they built their own unique sound around a high-octane mixture of loud guitars, wild vocals, groovy bass riffs and pulsating drum beats. Having gained the respect of scenesters on both sides of the language divide, Junk Riot went on to gain the attention of the mainstream media by entering and succeeding in several contests, including the pan-Baltic Coca-Cola Soundwave 2008 powered by MTV, where they made it to the final three, and the seminal band contest Noortebänd 2009, which they won. By now a household name in the Estonian independent music scene, Junk Riot remain unsigned and unreleased, having built their status solely on mouth-to-mouth buzz and several tracks on a MySpace page

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