Champagne Riot – Scandinavian Warfare

How about this for advance publicity, Champagne Riot have neither a record nor a gig to their name. In fact if one was to be pernickety you could say that Champagne Riot don’t even have a band together yet, because it remains the work of one man named Casper. Casper flits spirit-like between London and Copenhagen recording 80’s inspired pop numbers in small studios along the way. Some of these recordings are available for download from his myspace page and even a casual listen will confirm the wise choice Shelflife Records have made in agreeing to release his debut EP (later in the summer, it’ll be called ‘Paris & I’). ‘Scandinavian Warfare’ is the pick of a ripe bunch, full of perfectly realised A-ha airs and graces, a proper pop song in other words. The first ever Champagne Riot gig takes place in Berlin this weekend, if you are in that neck of the woods it could well be something that in a few years lots of people say they were at but are clearly lying in a vain attempt to appear cool. KD

Champagne Riot – Scandinavian Warfare

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Champagne Riot (soon)
Year: 2008

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  1. April 24, 2008

    that’s hardcore pop, no fucking around. I feel like animating a cheap video in black&white with pencil drawings.

  2. April 24, 2008

    Good spot – sounds interesting, very aha but i also hear in scandinavian warfare, and i might be wrong but, the lightning seeds?

  3. April 24, 2008

    Adam: I’m hearing you, watch those spanner wielding cops though!Tenaka: Maybe even more Lightning Seeds than A-ha in fact, damn wished I thought of that first…

  4. April 25, 2008

    ‘damn wished I thought of that first…’Well maybe you can redeem yourself if you can tell me what lightning seeds song it reminds me of, theres one in particular but im drawing a blank…

  5. April 25, 2008

    Oh darn tenaka, ain’t got a breeze, wait…maybe the ‘Life of Reilly’? I need redemption.

  6. April 25, 2008

    Ya i was thinking maybe Life of Reilly but for some reason maybe Pure? Thinks its just the vocals but impressive none the less

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