Manchester’s dirty southern rock n roll blues mavericks, Gorilla Riot are thrilled to announce that they have signed a 2-album licensing agreement with Off Yer Rocka Recordings (OYR), home of The Quireboys & Massive.
The first release will be single, Half Cut, out on Fri 29 March, taken from their forthcoming album which is slated for release this Autumn, in Digital, CD and Vinyl formats.
On signing with OYR, Arjun Bhishma, said, “We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. Our debut full length album with be released this year through OYR, and we’re looking forward to reaching more people than ever before with our music. Here’s to a beautiful partnership with more albums to follow! Rock on.”
Head of OYR, Jonni Davis added, “After witnessing the crowd reaction to Gorilla Riot at HRH CROWS last September, I knew straight away I had to have these guys on board with us at Off Yer Rocka. I invited the guys back for the HRH Awards night and they smashed that too. Their skill and energy were immense and we welcome them as brothers to the OYR and HRH family. Let’s see how far we can go boys!”
One of Gorilla Riot’s first gigs as part of the OYR line-up will be an exclusive showcase for HRH Dark Circle members at HRH AOR VII on March 14th – their third appearance for the HRH family in just 6 months.
Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England.
They play raucous blues based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy rock show.
Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot – creating a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part harmonies.
Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass), began songwriting and soon entered the studio to record their self-titled mini-album. This set them on their path to deliver their blues-drenched dirty sound that evolved into the acclaimed EP, Six Shots Down in 2017.
Equally at home acoustically or electrically they released their next studio work in May 2018. American Honey Vol 1 saw the guys extend their sound and song-writing prowess with 3 new songs plus an exquisite re-working of their hit song, Last Hymn.