India’s first hardcore-punk band THE RIOT PEDDLERS has announced their new EP, “Strength In Dumbers”, to be released independently on January 26th, 2020. A collection of five songs, “Strength In Dumbers” is a partly ironic, partly sarcastic, but wholeheartedly direct statement about the times we live in.
“Strength In Dumbers” starts off with “Therapist”, a tale about the plan of two men to rape a woman in her house, only for the plan to go awry once they realize that she’s a trained mercenary. “Your Love Songs” is an acerbic take on how the International Banking System, World Bank and the IMF spend millions funding terrorists and creating social unrest in countries that don’t adhere to their policies while selling an image of world peace. “Untitled”, the oldest song on this EP, shouts out against the segregation of people based on caste, creed and religion. “Insects Attack” tells the story of a couple tripping on LSD who come to the realization that some of the people they know aren’t any different from the insects in their room. “Muslim Dudes On Bikes” is a satirical statement about Muslims using rash driving on the streets as an outlet to vent their frustration for being continuously oppressed by society.
The five-song EP, clocking in at around ten minutes, marks the on-record debut of the band’s drummer, Dhruv Sarker, who joined the band in June 2019.
Formed by Ashwin Dutt and Arun Singh Ravi in early 2010, THE RIOT PEDDLERS were joined by Animesh Das in October that year. Dhruv Sarker joined the band in June 2019, replacing Dutt. From current affairs, to issues that have been annoying, irritating, and plaguing the world for time immemorial, The Riot Peddlers are a voice that stands up for what they believe in. Do things not because someone told you to, but because you want to.
“Strength In Dumbers” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, TikTok, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, and MediaNet
For fans of Agnostic Front, Black Flag, Sick of it All, Municipal Waste
Band Members: Arun Singh Ravi, Animesh Das and Dhruv Sarker
Produced & Engineered By: Apurv Agrawal at Island City Studios, Blue Cassette Studios, and Double Dec Studio
Mastered By: Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Studios (Slayer, Municipal Waste, D.R.I.)
Artwork By: Diya Sarker
More information at https://www.facebook.com/theriotpeddlers