Melbourne hard rock outfit Riff Raiders release their debut album – Live Like You Mean It!
The album, produced by guitarist and principal songwriter Marty Powell and Gavin Parker (Brown Hornet, Napalm Records), features 11 tracks of riff-laden, melody-driven rock. Proper. Actual. Rock.
The title track and debut single received great reviews after being premiered by Melbourne’s Beat magazine: “Riff Raiders have dropped some classic Aussie Rock that’d make Bon Scott smile.”
The video has been viewed over 78,000 times on Facebook alone and the song continues to receive airplay across traditional and digital radio in Australia and in the US, UK and Europe.
“With Live Like You Mean It, the Riff Raiders have delivered a stirring love letter to rock ’n’ roll, a fist-in-the-air anthem that’s alive on arrival This line says it all: “If rock ’n’ roll is dead then why’s this song stuck in your head?”” — Jeff Jenkins, The Music/3RRR radio
“The first single from the album, Live Like You Mean It sees frontwoman Jenny lead the charge atop a solid old-school rock groove. The gods of Aussie rock would be proud” — Hysteria magazine 16/8/17
The second single, D-GAF, released just a week ago has been viewed over 35,000 times on Facebook and was premiered by Beat magazine last week, they said:
“The Melbourne hard rock outfit have released a pearler.. their most focused, visceral release to date.. Once again, Riff Raiders are proving to the world that honest to goodness Aussie rock is far from dead. In fact, they’re bringing it back to life with a vengeance.”
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS:
Saturday, November 11 @ Last Chance Rock’n’Roll Bar
with guests Moonshifter & Snark
Thursday, December 7 @ Vic On The Park Hotel, Enmore
with guests Battlesnake
Riff Raiders performed Live Like You Mean It on the motorsport program In Pit Lane in late October. (at about the 6 minute mark)
The album and singles are available via digital platforms, CD and vinyl via their web shop: www.riffraiders.com
Riff Raiders are:
Jenni James – vocals
Marty Powell – guitar
Oliver Davey – bass
Chris Quinlan – drums