WATCH: Velociraptor ‘Riot’
VELOCIRAPTOR appear as regular dudes and gals. They enjoy eating burgers, playing video games and reading comic books. But when something’s up, they’re ready to save the world. This is all evident in their clip for their brand new single ‘Riot.’
It starts off similar to that scene in Detroit Rock City where Jam‘s religious mum accidentally plays a KISS record. As the track rolls in, the band venture out in order to save Cynthia. Smoking out of car windows, riding bicycles in packs and flying like superheroes, VELOCIRAPTOR sure know how to get somewhere promptly. With split screens, text boxes and brief narration, the clip may as well be a live comic book.
The clip was released last Sunday, following the track’s first stream of airplay on Triple J and is to be released on a mini-LP which will also feature the band’s earlier single ‘Cynthia.’
Initially acknowledged via Triple J Unearthed, the twelve piece action-hero band have recently signed with Create/Control-a Label constructed by Dew Process which launched earlier this year, wearing bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric, Opossom and The Jungle Giants under its belt.
To add to this exciting emergence from the Brisbane outfit, catch VELOCIRAPTOR along the East Coast from late July to early August on the Riot Tour. It’s going to be super badass.
Words by Hannah Galvin