Gorilla Riot release lyric visualiser for new single “Half Cut”

Gorilla Riot Half Cut single cover
Hot off the back of a barnstorming set at HRH AOR, Manchester’s dirty southern rock n roll blues mavericks, Gorilla Riot release a new single, “Half Cut”, on Fri 29 March, 2019.

The new single is taken from their forthcoming album which is slated for release later this year, in digital, CD and vinyl formats on Off Yer Rocka Recordings (OYR).

In true maverick Gorilla Riot style, the song is an eclectic mix of free-flowing consciousness; no linear narrative, no chorus, and a huge chunk of guitar awesomeness.

The single is accompanied by a lyric visualiser produced by Studface Studios. Watch the new lyric visualiser below.

Mainman, Arjun Bhishma, said: “At the time of writing I was heavily into "Contraband" by Velvet Revolver. I love that record and I think you can hear some influence from that style of "machine" rock. Once I came up with the riff I still wanted to embed the song into some blues, so the verse riff is just a play on a simple riff with the gain cranked up. The solo came after I gave the song to the boys. It's not usually the style of song that Charly would get to solo on but we chose to mix it up and he just ran with it, creating this behemoth of a guitar piece”.

He added: “The song is a small window into experiences that I have had. It chronicles certain nights/days of revelry, highlighted with splashes of chemical colour. Without going into any specifics, the lyrics are simply supposed to provide a setting for the listener to interpret as they see fit. The recording process was the same as always for us. We get the drums and bass down at Futureworks studio with our engineer Carl Brown. The rest we do in our living rooms, surrounded by incense and cucumbers”.

Gorilla Riot recently announced that they have signed a 2-album deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings, the first of which will be released later in 2019.

Recent highlights:
• “Bad Son” – featured as Track Of The Week by Classic Rock Magazine /  LouderSounds
• “Down the Road” – WON Track Of The Week by Classic Rock Magazine / LouderSounds
• Gorilla Riot played Ramblin Man Rising Stage 2018 after winning the public vote
• Featured in Classic Rock Magazine – High Hopes 253
• Toured the UK as special guests to Dan Patlansky
• Signed to Off Yer Rocka Records Mar 2019
• Maiden headline tour of Spain Apr 2019

Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England. They play raucous blues based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy rock show. Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot - creating a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part harmonies. Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass), began songwriting and soon entered the studio to record their self-titled mini-album. This set them on their path to deliver their blues-drenched dirty sound that evolved into the acclaimed EP, “Six Shots Down” in 2017.

Equally at home acoustically or electrically they released their next studio work in May 2018. “American Honey Vol 1” saw the guys extend their sound and song-writing prowess with 3 new songs plus an exquisite re-working of their hit song, “Last Hymn”.

European & UK Live Dates 2019:
March 29th LONDON - Aces & Eights (Acoustic)
March 30th READING - Crazy Cowboy Festival 3, Facebar
April 2nd EL PUERTO SANTA MARIA, Spain - Milwaukee
April 3rd SEVILLA, Spain - Sala X
April 4th PLASENCIA, Spain - Sala Impacto
April 5th BÉJAR, Spain - La Alquitara
April 6th ALLARIZ, Spain - Bule Bule (Acoustic)
April 6th LUGO, Spain - Club Clavicémbalo
April 7th VALLADOLID, Spain - Kafka Underground (Acoustic)
April 7th ALDEAMAYOR DE SAN MARTÍN (Nr Valladolid), Spain - El Zagal
April 9th SANTANDER, Spain - La Tribu
April 10th VITORIA, Spain - Urban Rock Concept
April 11th BILBAO, Spain - La Nube Café Teatro
April 12th ZARAGOZA, Spain - La Ley Seca
April 13th LLEIDA, Spain - Café del Teatre
April 14th TARRAGONA, Spain - La Traviesa
April 19th CRUMLIN, Nr Newport, Wales - TMR RockFest, The Patriot
April 20th MANCHESTER - Rebellion (/ Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour)
April 26th - GRAVESEND - Leo’s Red Lion (w/ Bad Touch)
April 27th - GIVENCHY EN GOHELLE, France - Salle Des Fetes

Arjun Bhishma - Vocals/guitar
Liam Henry - Guitar/vocals
James Degnen - Bass
Charly T. - Guitar/vocals
David Thomas - Drums