Bluesy alt-rock two-piece Rival Karma are back with their breakneck new single Go!, the first track to be lifted from their upcoming new EP A.Y.N (Are You Ninja?). The EP is set for release on 21stJune and follows European and US tours and widespread radio support for their previous releases.
Fans of riffy, dark rock like QOTSA and Royal Blood should be adding this to their playlists now – check it out on Soundcloud here.
Go! is the finished product of a determined pursuit to write a song inspired by an iconic movie scene. As the band were watching the famous ‘Everyone be cool, this is a robbery’ scene from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction,they instantly felt compelled to grab their instruments and to create their own musical interpretation of the heist and getaway. The single’s striking neo-psychedelic artwork is by notable Miami graphic designer Lola Blu (Quest Love/Anderson .Paak).
Rival Karma’s Martin William Ross (Guitar & Vocals) and PJ Ciarla (Drums) channel the energy and vibrancy of London’s city streets and combine them with the muscular and gritty sounds of grunge and classic rock. The duo incorporates Martin’s blend of French and American heritage and PJ’s Italian blood into a distinctive style of alt-rock rich in stylistic flair.
Since 2017 the London-based band have toured across France, Switzerland and Italy, and most recently toured the US West Coast from Phoenix to Seattle with Sofar Sounds. They’ve also performed their unique brand of ‘ninja rock’ (a nimble blend of dirty blues, stoner rock and riff-driven grunge-pop) at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.