Atari Teenage Riot
Of all the bands that sold a million records in the 90s Atari Teenage Riot's reformation in 2010 beckoned the critic's cutting condemnation. A triumphant sellout concert in front of nigh on a thousand rabid fans stopped them in their tracks and instead the blogs were covered with reports of an electrifying return.
Asked how they managed such a startling reinvention Alec Empire described it as a 'software' update, a dramatic change of view drawing from the core of ATR's anger in the 90s but zeroing in on the festering mess that had sprouted from the mouldering problems of the past. Two world tours and a US record deal with Steve Aoki's Dim Mak label brought back old fans and drew new ones into the fold. Read more