Beach Riot – Subatomic Party Cool

It’s taken Beach Riot three years to put debut album Subatomic Party Cool together but it was well worth the wait. It is released on September 17 through Alcopop! Records.

Opening with B.A.D, one of guitarist/vocalist Cami’s favourite tracks, kicks the album off with a fuzzy piece of rock. It’s catchy and a good start to the record.
Wrong Impression doesn’t live up to its name, as it gives off a good impression. The guitar riffs throughout the track will stick in your head for days on end.
Modern Dinosaur continues the theme of sick riffs littered throughout the track. The lyrics, particularly the chorus, are very catchy.
Wraith switches things up with a change in vocals. It’s more melodic than the previous tracks and is one of my favourites.
The dual vocals on Unrequited Love work well for a haunting ballad.
Medicate for Success kicks things up a gear and starts with a catchy riff and upbeat dual vocals.
Blush is catchy and has an ear worm of a chorus. Serial Scruff ends the album with an indie tone. The dual vocals work perfectly here and are probably the best on the record.
Subatomic Party Cool has been three years in the making and it is definitely worth the wait. If you want a record with edge but is also perfect to listen to while relaxing, this is it. Beach Riot have done well here.

Elizabeth Birt

September 1, 2021

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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