Pint Shot Riot

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Pint Shot Riot
Pint Shot Riot at The Red Lion, NYC. March 2011
Pint Shot Riot at The Red Lion, NYC. March 2011
Background information
OriginCoventry, England
GenresIndie Rock[1]
Years active2007 – Present
LabelsLife in the Big City Records
MembersRichard 'Rocket' Emerson
Rob Clements
David 'Baby Dave' Page
Chris 'Mini Rocket' Connoll

Pint Shot Riot are an indie rock band from Coventry, England. Their line-up consists of Richard 'Rocket' Emerson (guitar / vocals), Chris 'Mini Rocket' Connoll (drums / backing vocals), David 'Baby Dave' Page (bass) and Rob Clements (lead guitar / backing vocals).[1]


Pint Shot Riot's line-up was completed in January 2007 when, after a successful rehearsal, guitarist Rob Clements joined cousins Richard Emerson and Chris Connoll and their new-found bass player David Page. The name of the band was derived from an observation made by Emerson who, when using predictive text to message a friend, noticed that the three words are all entered using the same numerical combination and, according to Page, "it just seemed a perfect fit".[2] In the summer of 2007, the band appeared on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival and released their début single "Punches, Kicks, Trenches & Swords" through their own Life in the Big City label the following October.[3]

In July and October 2008, the band released the singles "Start Digging" and "Holes" and also signed a publishing deal with the EA Games / Nettwerk Music Group later in the year.[4]

March 2009 saw the release of their first EP, Round One, comprising the three earlier singles and their B-sides plus an acoustic version of the new track "Not Thinking Straight".[5] In October 2009, the full band version of "Not Thinking Straight" was featured on the soundtrack for EA Sports, FIFA 10 computer game.[6] A Redanka remix of the band's next single, "Nothing From You", would also be included on a computer game soundtrack, this time on the soundtrack for Electronic Arts' game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.[7]

In June 2010, to coincide with the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the band recorded and released "Viva England", a charity single for the Homeless World Cup charity.[8] Also that summer, the band made their second appearance at Coventry's Godiva Festival, following up a performance at the event a year earlier.[9] In May 2012, "Viva England" was re-released with a new 'Extra Time' version for UEFA Euro 2012, again with all proceeds going towards the Homeless World Cup charity.[10]

The band's début album, Spell It Out, was released in March 2011.[11][12] The record's single "Twisted Soul" featured on the soundtrack for FIFA 12,[13] and also appeared on the BBC's Final Score bulletin.[14]

The album's release coincided with a performance at an official South By Southwest Festival showcase in Austin, Texas, and soon after they began a West Coast US tour.[15][16][17] Their year of sporadic US touring ended with a show at New York's CMJ Music Marathon, when the group appeared at the Brooklyn Bowl with The Duke Spirit.[18]



Year Title Release Date
2011 Spell It Out 7 March 2011


Year Title Release Date
2009 Round One 2 March 2009


Year Title Release Date Album
2007 "Punches, Kicks, Trenches & Swords" 29 October 2007 Round One
2008 "Start Digging" 7 July 2008
"Holes" 27 October 2008
2009 "Come Back To Me" 5 October 2009 Spell It Out
"Not Thinking Straight" 5 October 2009
2010 "Nothing From You" 24 May 2010
"Viva England" 7 June 2010 Non Album Single
"Hazy Days" 25 September 2010 Spell It Out
2011 "Somebody Save Me" 21 March 2011
2011 "Twisted Soul" 26 September 2011
2012 "Starting To Fly" 26 March 2012 Spell It Out
2012 "Viva England / Viva England (Extra Time Version)" 28 May 2012[19]

Nothing From You[edit]

The song "Nothing From You" was remixed by Redanka.

Use of Tracks[edit]


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  6. ^ "Interview with Pint Shot Riot". Fifplay. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
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  8. ^ "Official World Cup Song for England Team Worth Supporting: "Viva England" by Pint Shot Riot". Homeless World Cup. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  9. ^ Godiva 2009: Saturday Main Stage (4 July 2009). "Coventry and Warwickshire - In Pictures - Godiva 2009: Saturday Main Stage". BBC. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
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  11. ^ "Pint Shot Riot - Spell It Out". RoomThirteen. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Pint Shot Riot to Spell It Out!". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  13. ^ "FIFA 12 Soundtrack - Pint Shot Riot – Twisted Soul". Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  14. ^ "Pint Shot Riot are glad to be back in Coventry". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  15. ^ "Live4ever @ SXSW Festival – Day Two: Live4ever's Two Fingered Salute". Live4ever Ezine. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Live4ever Media announce The British Rock 'n' Roll event of SXSW 2011". music-news. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  17. ^ "Review: Pint Shot Riot @ Brainwash Cafe, SF". Live4ever Ezine. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  18. ^ "Review: Live4ever's Official CMJ Showcase". Live4ever Ezine. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  19. ^ Alex Knott. "Pint Shot Riot – Viva England - Music Review". Frost magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  20. ^ mickice. "Beyond the Game: Fight Night Round 4 - PlayStation Universe". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  21. ^ "EA SPORTS Blogs". EA Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  22. ^ "Need for Speed NITRO Goes Gold - EA News". Electronic Arts. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  23. ^ "Les groupes musicaux d'EA Artwerk". Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Week 30 Music Section". Soccer AM. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  25. ^ "Twisted Soul - Pint Shot Riot". Fifplay. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (2010) Soundtrack". Retrieved 10 May 2020.

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