Swedish pop quintet Join The Riot was brought together because of their shared love for pop and rock music. The sound has been described by bloggers throughout the world as infectious, melodic indie with a sunny and dreamy vibe attached to it. The music will get you moving and singing along and has often been compared to bands such as Coldplay, Phoenix, Empire Of The Sun and M83.
Emerging from different corners of Stockholm, Sweden, the mixed souls of Henrik, Jonas, André and Simon met at the city’s popular rock music school and started the band in 2013. Join The Riot became a thing on the Swedish indie scene right from the start when the first singles Ménage à Trois, Queen Marmalade, Karotte and Louis were picked up on national radio and met by words of encouragement from different blogs around the world. In 2014, the band landed “Wow”, a track from their first EP “Buckle Up”, on the Scandinavian Volkswagen commercial. Patrik joined in 2015 when the band went on their first international tour to China. That same year the band engaged in a somewhat unorthodox recording project which took place in a public display window attached to hotel Scandic Malmen on the busiest street corner of Stockholm. After one month of hard work recording, their debut album “A Glass Cage Of Emotions” was completed in July and released in December 2015. Join The Riot's latest tour to China in the beginning of 2017 became the starting point of writing their second EP “Echo”, which was released in the beginning of 2018. The material is a mix of both big arena pop and down scaled singer songwriting. During this time the band made features in both HBO’s hit series Silicon Valley as well as Dave McCary’s indie film Brigsby Bear. Right now the band is working on their second studio album “Jing Jin Ji” which is set to be released 2019.