Red Tape Riot

PRESS/REVIEWS

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS THAT FEATURE RED TAPE RIOT

“A unique sound with a huge personal introspective in the writing and songs”Sam McClain, Just Talkin’ With Sam Show – (Air Date 4/7/13) Just Talkin With Sam Show

“A cool band with rocked up songs”Howie D, The Hard Edge Radio Show – (Air Date 2/7/2013) The Hard Edge Radio Show

    Listen To The Mitten, Album Reviews, Published on 1/7/2013

- Listen To The Mitten/Red Tape Riot Album Review

“Solid, innovative rock music is difficult to come across. With the release of “Rally Behind the Big Wheels”, Red Tape Riot has set out to make everyone question there preconceived notions about the alternative rock genre.

Red Tape Riot is ready to rock your world in only 6 songs with the release of their debut EP “Rally Behind the Big Wheels”. The ebb and flow of the tracks on this album set such a strange and beautiful mood, it is an emotional roller coaster of sorts. There are soft piano driven tracks followed by uproarious rock medleys followed by solemn introspective ballads. This release is a very interesting release, and one that had me listening to it a couple of times before I could really describe what it feels like.

The genre of alternative rock is a difficult one to write for. There are so many bands that fall into the category that writing music that stands out in the genre can be difficult and is rarely done. Red Tape Riot is able to do Michigan proud by being able to write very interesting music that draws inspiration from electronic and acoustic elements one in the same. It is evident that these musicians are comfortable with their instruments and the music they are writing. They are able to layer multiple different elements on top of each other and blend them all beautifully. This is the kind of debut that gets people talking and gets feet tapping along to the beat. The two lead vocalists are able to share the microphone without one ever seeming like they are overpowering the other. This is a great example of harmony in the instrumentation as well as among the members. You can tell that they all enjoy each others company and they use that energy and camaraderie to make music that is interesting and intricate.

You can take this EP on a road trip or to a family function. This is an easy listen for all age groups and could even get grandma dancing at the next family reunion. This is the kind of music that makes people move their feet unknowingly. “Rally Behind the Big Wheels” is a great first release from a band that has a very bright future ahead of them. Take them for a test drive today and see what I am talking about.”Brandon Barber, Contributing Writer/Reviewer of “Listen to the Mitten”

TAXI.COM A&R’s REVIEW BEAUTIFUL AND HOME Published 03/28/2013

Overall Comments

“You sound like a well-oiled machine! I can hear that you put some serious dedication into the band and that each member is a skilled musician. I love that bass work on Home! The tracks have lots of nice playing throughout. The vocals are solidly delivered too, with plenty of heart put into the performances.” - TAXI.COM

BEAUTIFUL – “The band plays with an impressive level of musicianship- the performances are solid and tasty. Good work highlighting the hook/title word. The harmonies add an effective touch. The words touch on relatable ideas, but I’d be curious to hear you focus on utilizing even more fresh metaphors and colorful imagery. The singer’s performance is delivered with heartfelt feeling.”

Scale of 1-10

8 Melody
7 Lyrics
7 Marketability
8 Song Structure
8 Production
8 Engineering
9 Musicianship
9 Lead Vocal

Home – “Cool bass line in the intro. It feels to me like the vocals could come in right when the drums enter the mix. I do like how you get to your choruses quickly.
Great idea to layer the vocals in the chorus.”

Scale of 1-10

8 Melody
8 Lyrics
7 Marketability
8 Song Structure
8 Production
8 Engineering
9 Musicianship
9 Lead Vocal

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