Leeds’ RIIB started off as the solo project of James Mainwaring, best known as a member of Mercury Prize nominees Roller Trio, and as a session musician for Django Django. Now expanded to a four piece band, RIIB are set to release their new single, Conveyor Belt, as part of the CPWM Singles Club. The video for which we’re premiering here today.
Conveyor Belt is a fine example of where the additional members of RIIB have taken James’ initial ideas; it’s a thrilling dose of jittering-post punk. The bass is placed firmly at the forefront of the mix, as electric guitars add scratchy melodic details and the drums showcase intricate, energetic rhythms.
The accompanying video was produced by friend of the band, Lewis Campbell, as James explains, “Lewis Campbell has been a good friend of mine for the past few years but this is the first time we’ve worked together on a creative project. I’ve enjoyed hearing about the process of the making of his independent short-film Drone Boy which he has produced, written and directed and I was pleased when he expressed an interest in doing a video for ‘Conveyor Belt’. From the beginning he had a strong idea about what would suit the song and the band, taking a minimalist approach to lighting and framing and using explicitly a conveyor belt effect that would drive the video forward and match the intensity in the music”.
The CPWM singles club continues to showcase the best music within the Leeds area, RIIB sharing this release with fellow quartet Furr, proving that Yorkshire’s biggest city remains one of the country’s most exciting and versatile music scenes.
Conveyor Belt out July 14th via CPWM (Come Play With Me). Click HERE for more information on RIIB.