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6 Day Riot - Bring on the Waves

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 7 / 8 / 2008

6 Day Riot - Bring on the Waves
Label: Tantrum Records
Format: CDS


Enjoyable, but inconsistent mystical folk from London-based popsters, 6 Day riot

A freshly squeezed EP from London's 6 Day Riot quartet gently reminds us of the progression achieved by England's answer to 'Americana'. Unlike the French, the English will actually never gain from a riot, strike or revolution, and 6 Day Riot's EP illustrates perfectly how soothing sounds end in surrender. 'Bring On The Waves' should not exactly be the next response to the claim of a riot. Here we have London popsters thriving on England's folk-pop music tradition. The line "Do as you will" gets repeated throughout the latter stages of only the EP's second song, 'Stay Father'. With the last song then mentioning a "high and dry', the 'Bring On The Waves' EP concludes in ever so many contradictions and reaches a highpoint of mystified folkness. 6 Day Riot may be very diluted but they're rather good at the folk-pop frenzy of today and the inconsistency in their scheme shines brightly in contrast to the band name and song titles they have chosen.

Track Listing:-
1 Go! Canada
2 Sky Father
3 Gerald And The Gliders
4 The Last Stand

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