The Paris Riots
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The Paris Riots

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Kendall Calling"

...Upping the ante at the Calling Out Stage, Paris Riots played to a packed tent. Their local following and notoriety for a powerful stage presence stood them in good stead for a full-on crowd. - Gigwise

"The Paris Riots"

The Paris Riots open with ‘Wrecking Ball’, which – like much of the scorching half-hour that follows – has crossover smash written all over it. Borrowing from The Cure and The Strokes, they’re a bit indie-by-numbers on paper but have the personality, tunes and murderous intensity to lift them above their peers. They look like a band that’s going places. - Venue

"The Fleece relaunch"

...Next we moved on to the bands, to four-piece The Paris Riots, who had been promised by Chris from The Blue Aeroplanes that next time the played The Fleece, it would be heaving – he was right about that one. The Paris Riots were a welcome change in tempo, taking control of the stage with their strong beats, which vibrated and rattled round your ribcage. Their sound is punchy, while their singer Toby owned the mic, clutching it and singing straight into it when he wasn’t playing his guitar.

The song ‘White Wine’ of their set really grabbed me, just because of the simple line, which I think went, “I’m just sipping white, white, white wine.” A very simple line, but mixed with killer guitar from guitarist guy, and the tight combo of Kevin on bass and Scott on drums, it made a huge impact. Another song which stuck out was I think called ‘Petty Concerns’, delivered with earnest aggression, the loud beats had heads nodding and feet tapping. A solid set from this Manchester band. - Live Music Scene

"The Paris Riots [Live] @ Moho, Manchester"

30th January 2009
February 8, 2009, 02:47 PM
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Picture this, a rammed Moho, a crowd on the eve of almost a riot, you could almost touch the energy of excitement and anticipation, lads jumping around throwing red stripe over everyone in wait for their new idols, the sweet smell of perfume from the many girls lining up in the crowd to catch a glimpse of Manchester’s rawest and frankly most exciting new rock band (or French pop as they call it themselves) enter, The Paris Riots…LIVE!

The Paris Riots were headlining tonight and came on at about 12.50am, quite late and having not touched a drop of beer, or any alcohol for that matter I was a little worried about flagging by this point. I needed not have passed another thought about flagging because at that very moment The Paris Riots took control of the stage, exploding into their incredible new single ‘Introspection’, as a result I (and the rest of the crowd, who were there to be rocked) took on the energy of a powered up Batman at this point!

The Paris Riots posses that instant power to their music that no matter how knackered you might be, you just cannot help but jump around like an atom ricochet off every hard matter surface in close proximity. Their set was absolutely cracking and included the driving ‘Hotel Of Infidels’, plus ‘Vampire In The Sun’ that is, well, phenomenal to ‘White Wine’ which has more hooks than a fish tackle shop, as well as the beautiful ‘The Indian’.

They were simply overwhelmingly loud and ferocious, a band who posses all the attributes of a huge established international act. They have all the swagger and front of bands like The Rolling Stones/Oasis combined with such a driving backbone to their music it just holds onto you like an eagle clutching it’s pray.

The Paris Riots absolutely set the place alight. In fact I don’t actually think Moho has any roof left after The Paris Riots gig, they tore it off and the crowd stomped all over it! You can go to some gigs and come out thinking, ‘yeah that was quite good’ or ‘I enjoyed that’ but when you go and experience The Paris Riots live you come out being completely and utterly blown away. You’re left thinking ‘oh no! I want the gig to continue don’t stop now, I want more, I need more! They’re simply excellent! You should go and see them as soon as you can.

The set list for the evening went as follows:

Hotel Of Infidels
Dirty Water
Vampire In The Sun
Wrong Time
Bulletproof Youth
The Indian
White Wine
- Alt Sounds

"The Paris Riots"

Manchester Evening News

“...they play rock n`roll that is as sloppy as the prime time Stones; you know…
the right kind of sloppy, the slightly off kilter funk that makes great rock n`roll great.”

John Robb
- Manchester Evening News

"The Paris Riots"

Guestlist Music

“Manchester’s rawest and frankly most exciting new rock band.” - Guestlist Music


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