Sleigh Bells’ ‘Treats’ was probably the best example last year of an album that did exactly what it said on the tin. It was a short, sharp blast of riotous synths and guitars that combined with sweeter vocals to brilliant effect. Riot Rhythm is the latest single from the devilish duo but out of context it’s not the best example of what Sleigh Bells are so good at. There’s all the hallmarks of a great track like Tell ‘Em and Infinity Guitars but it all seems a bit muted compared to their other singles. Still, it’s a lot more fun than most bands can muster together and is one of the band’s more accessible tunes – that can’t be a bad thing!
Words by Eugenie Johnson
Riot Rhythm is out on N.E.E.T. Recordings on February the 14th