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A fine introduction to an exciting new British rock band.

Bubbling up from the mouth of the river Avon, Bristolian hard rockers Riot|Noise burst their banks with a great racket. Spilling their charging, dirty-sounding guitars and raging vocals, they wash ashore on their impressive debut album 'Stand For Something'.

The album gets off to a great start with the fierce vocals and crashing drums of 'Who's Your Jesus' before the angry, bouncing 'Rage You Know' really gets things rolling. 'We'll Bring You Down' sets off with a great teaming-up of pounding drums and bouncing guitars, while the outstanding 'Guidance' throws down a huge chorus and infectious riffs. The high voltage almost-ballad 'Broken Nails & Bloody Fingers' is the closest the boys get to easing off the gas.

A lead singer whose vocal melodies blend superbly with the guitar harmonies is always a massive bonus and the pleasantly catchy hooks lift and enliven every track with a surprising amount of punk rock spirit, making it instantly more direct-sounding.

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Velvet Revolver is clearly a huge influence on these Brits, especially the guitarists as they do a great version of the steady rhythm and rolling lead note flurries. It's all mostly hard rock but R|N's talent for swinging into heavy metal territory and back again keeps the album light on its toes.

A fine introduction to an exciting new British rock band, 'Stand For Something' rises to the occasion. With some frankly bizarre artistic choices on display it won't go down as a classic; artificial beats, especially on the massively disappointing 'Sinking Ships', being the biggest surprise from a band whose greatest asset is their lively, passionate, human energy. But it's all here in waves: this band has so much more to give.

Dan Bond

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