HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF Announce headline London show at KOKO on 17th October 2017

March 14, 2017


Announce headline London show at KOKO on 17th October 2017

New album ‘The Navigator’ out now on ATO Records

UK tour this month inc. sold out show at The Dome, London


To celebrate Friday’s release of ‘The Navigator’ on ATO Records and following a series of sold out London dates, Hurray For The Riff Raff announces her biggest headline show yet at KOKO on 17th October:

Monday 20th March – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 21st March – Manchester UK – Deaf Institute
Wednesday 22nd March – London UK – The Dome (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 23rd March – Winchester UK – The Railway Inn
Saturday 25th March – Brighton UK – Sticky Mikes

Tuesday 17th October – London – KOKO (tickets)
The 12 original songs on ‘The Navigator’ were inspired by Alynda Segarra’s own journey growing up in New York, from the Bronx to finding the downtown punk scene and beyond.  She was inspired by poetry, Puerto Rican activist groups the Young Lords and the Ghetto Brothers, Fania Records and more.

The first song to be released from the new album in December, “Rican Beach,” has since been praised by Pitchfork, NPR, the NY Times, Rolling Stone and more.  Says NPR: “Segarra is an activist who specializes in identifying and dismantling toxicity…her tone is coolly suspicious and scornful…electric guitar runs act like a chorus that speaks of chaos and wounding.”
Praise for The Navigator:

“The first great protest album of 2017” – 9/10 Uncut, Album of the Month

“In the spirit of Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen, The Navigator is a rousing call for community” 4/5 – The Guardian

“The battle is on, against wall-building politicians and gentrifying developers, among others.. Now, she is ready for the world.” 4/5 – Mojo

“…the most overtly political act on the folk-rock scene right now” 8/10 – The Skinny

The Navigator is an album that resounds with a determination wholly befitting of the world we find ourselves in today.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Extraordinary” – Drowned in Sound

“Every track on The Navigator is 24 carat gold. This isn’t just one the finest albums of 2017, it may even be the greatest release of the entire decade. Simply phenomenal.” 10/10 – God is in the TV


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