Red Riders – ‘My Love Is Stronger Than Your Love’
Sydney four piece Red Riders have been kicking around the scene for around four years now. Throughout the years they’ve gained a tonne of supports, most notably Franz Ferdinand, The Shins, Kaiser Chiefs and Death From Above 1979, as well as release two popular EPs in Red Riders (2004) and The Plan A (2005). The band’s momentum culminated in October last year, with the release of their debut full-length LP Replica Replica.
The first time I saw the band live I have to admit I wasn’t entirely sold on them. They were one of those bands that had the potential, but just weren’t pulling it together live. But Replica Replica actually surprised me: I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I do. The firsr single off the album, ‘Slide In Next To Me’, went to #96 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown this year. That’s not a bad effort really, considering there’s tens of thousands of songs released a year.
The Red Riders create music with an indie inflection but which manages to maintain a driving pulse; good enough to dance to. They’re obviously influenced by British acts, and you can definitely hear it in the vocals. But their new single, ‘My Love Is Stronger Than You Love’, is one of my favourites off their album. Definitely a band to keep an eye on.