Marking the month of September with their return, Belfast five-piece Casual Riots have released new single ‘Caramel’. A band that were making a name for themselves a couple of years ago as Vale and now going as Casual Riots, but they’ve lost none of that initial spark.
‘Caramel’ is a smart indie rock song that marks a welcome return and really their first release proper. The track channels different influences but really it’s that early 2000s heyday of indie in the UK that seems to have struck a chord more than most. Recorded in Windmill Lane studios in Dublin, ‘Caramel’ kicks in after a slow intro and into the more frenetic rhythms of the chorus, with frontman and vocalist Luke Baxter holding it all together. Baxter earned plenty of his praise for their live shows and that confidence shines through on this latest single and its catchy, uplifting chorus. The band enlisted Megan Doherty and John Dixon to direct and produce the track’s video. All young romance and late nights and a wonderful accompaniment to the song.
‘Caramel’ should mark a new period for the band, surpassing previous release ‘Virtual Reality’. Alongside a chance to flex their live muscles again, things are on the up for Casual Riots.