Riot for Romance Release A Rendition Of Radiohead’s “Karma Police”

Following their self-titled EP, genre-bending American trio, Riot for Romance, dropped “Karma Police,” a cover of Radiohead’s OK Computer single. Jason Hansen (vocals, guitars, keys); Brett Miotti (bass); and Kelly Nunn (drums/guitars), who have grown popular with singles like “The World And Its Weight” and “Less For Regret,” continue to impress listeners with their sound that is a blend of Post-Punk, Shoegaze, and Alternative Rock.

Riot for Romance’s Hansen, recently admitted: “There is something satisfying about putting your own spin on a classic song you love. It’s one thing to simply cover a song exactly as it was first released but interpreting it in your own ethos while still paying homage to the original is its own artform…it puts yourself in a vulnerable spot as a musician.” The frontman remembers his first impression of the song: “It was such a departure from Radiohead’s earlier alternative music which seemed to blend more with the genre of the day.”

“Karma Police” was originally released by Radiohead in 1997. Hansen explains how he felt about it then: “It drew me back to when I was departing alternative and grunge for more post-hardcore, shoegaze, and emo sounds.” The singer also reveals how the English Rock band had a huge influence on the members, “Their creativity has always challenged the status quo of pop music. It just seemed like the perfect song to approach.”

Riot for Romance are currently working on a new record, which is far along the writing process. “We’re incredibly excited to finish it for release. As we complete more songs, we’ll release a few of them as singles first like we did for ‘Karma Police,’” says Hansen. The band had last released Riot for Romance on Feb 11, 2022. 

Listen to “Karma Police” on Spotify:

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Check the video for “The World And Its Weight” here: