Adelaide four-piece City Riots have been a busy bunch since releasing their Matchsticks EP late last year. Over the Australian summer, they set up camp at a small family property in the picturesque river-land of South Australia. This escape lead to almost forty new tracks being written – some of which will appear on their debut album Sea of Bright Lights, due out in October.
This new material sees a slightly different approach from City Riots, and the results are beginning to emerge with their new track, the heavenly “Wait For You.” Their music has always had a slight 80s influence to it, but they’ve tended towards classic indie pop sounds in the past. Echoing, reverbed vocals and wandering guitar layers give the track an overall dreamy quality, combining perfectly with the simple, romantic lyrics.
This is a group which does not seem to have fulfilled their huge potential, but after hearing “Wait For You,” they may be on the verge of doing just that. A great first track for the upcoming album.