Thursday, 30 May 2013

Debut on the way from Weekend Riot Club

WEEKEND Riot Club are to bring out their first full-length album Psychotropia on June 4th.

The band - who I featured in a Q&A only last week - have been in touch to tell me about it.

The alt-rock trio - made up of Melissa Marchese, Paul Fontes and Mike Chetcuti, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - said: "Psychotropia was never meant to be an LP. 

"We met producer Nick Blagona (Deep Purple, Alexisonfire, The Sheepdogs) with the intent to record an EP. We first went into the studio, playing Nick our whole set, as a way to procure a bass player. But upon hearing all of our songs, Nick insisted we make an album in the truest sense of the word.

"At first, we weren’t too sure we wanted to revisit that period of our lives so intimately; the older songs were tied so closely to experiences that we were hoping to forget. But Nick insisted, and once convinced, we approached these recordings with this reckless ambition. 

"If we were going to make an album, it had to be real. It had to feel real. And it had to help our listeners feel something real too.

"Our debut album, Psychotropia is a collection of songs written about addiction, suffering, political turmoil, and one’s flirtation with insanity, all through a lens of love and hope. The songs beg to be played loud.

"At the time, we didn't see it coming, but recording Psychotropia was the experience that cemented Weekend Riot Club in both sound and spirit."

The album is available to stream and pre-order now at or you can listen below.

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