NEW RELEASE: Red Tape Riot - Dirty City Problem

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The explosive new track, Dirty City Problem is the first single to drop off Red Tape Riot’s second album. Their new album is due for release on the 14th of November this year. The song is a socio-political commentary with a powerful heartfelt melody and strong party groove.

“Dirty City Problem is a song that means a lot to the band as it reflects our beliefs about the current state of the world around us in a very real and honest way. We hope it can in some small way inspire more belief in possible change. It is also the first song we wrote as the new layout of RTR”, says John Battersby.

Dirty City Problem was mixed and produced in Berlin by Shai Caleb, with Mastering from Elvis Ellington. Tracking and pre-production by Teejay Terblanche at CoffeeStainedVinyl.

So far, 2015 has seen Red Tape Riot touring Joburg and Pretoria and The East Coast and plans are in the pipeline for them to embark on an epic UK and Germany tour next year.

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RED TAPE RIOT: (From top left) John Battersby, Justin Levitt, Jared Phillips, Rubin van der Rheede and Marc Keen

Red Tape Riot is a Cape Town-based indie band who came onto the scene just over two years ago. The band has an East Coast Tour coming up in December and more details will be released closer to the time.

For now, enjoy the electrifying sound and moving lyrics of their latest single, Dirty City Problem here:

Dirty City Problem will be available to download on iTunes soon!


Date: Saturday, 31 October 2015
Venue: Cape Farmhouse

Previous Singles:

Wide Awake: 
Been Here Before: 
Love Is A Feeling: 

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