Emerging American band, Riot for Romance, pay homage to Radiohead and release a cover of their OK Computer single “Karma Police.” The group had last shared the self-titled EP that enlisted groundbreaking singles like “The World And Its Weight” and “Less For Regret.” Jason Hansen (vocals, guitars, keys); Brett Miotti (bass); and Kelly Nunn (drums/guitars), release the perfect rendition that introduces their unparalleled sound.
Integrating Post-Punk, Shoegaze, and Alternative Rock into their tracks, the members manage to act as a bridge between different generations of music lovers. Their cover of “Karma Police” gives listeners a peak to the past with a hint of the future. Riot for Romance’s frontman, Hansen, admits hearing “Karma Police” for the first time in 1997, “It was such a departure from Radiohead’s earlier alternative music which seemed to blend more with the genre of the day.”
He also says that the song was ahead of its time, “It drew me back to when I was departing alternative and grunge for more post-hardcore, shoegaze, and emo sounds.” Hansen reveals: “There is something satisfying about putting your own spin on a classic song you love. It’s one thing to simply cover a song exactly as it was first released but interpreting it in your own ethos while still paying homage to the original is its own artform…it puts yourself in a vulnerable spot as a musician.”
Riot for Romance also announced that they have more music due out in the coming months, “We’re far along the writing process for the new album, and we’re incredibly excited to finish it for release. As we complete more songs, we’ll release a few of them as singles first like we did for ‘Karma Police.’” Taking inspiration from Radiohead, the group continues to challenge the status quo and change the perceptions of genre.
Listen to “Karma Police” on Spotify:
Listen to Riot For Romance below:
Check the video for “The World And Its Weight” here: