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The Hillary Watts Riot / Bio

The Hillary Watts Riot is loud, sexy, and brazenly odd. They play a style of music they call "Freak Pop" - humorous, absurd, and often sexually-charged lyrics, funk-inspired dance rhythms, dirty synth lines, and lots of experimentation and noise.

Looking like a cross between a 1980's Pat Benatar and a prom queen, the slightly-insane Hillary Watts fronts a band of nameless, jumpsuited Drones. Together, they create an audiovisual landscape and invite the audience to come and play. Hard grooves, off-kilter rhythms, surprising song structures, and sonic explosions underscore tales of the odd done by the strange: killer bees on a rampage; hirsute, gun-toting cadillac drivers; funky odes to tube tops; bubble boys in love.

General Info

Band Members
Hillary Watts, Christian Hankel, Tommy Donoho, Torre Norton
Artist Name
The Hillary Watts Riot
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Freak Pop

Contact Info

Kansas City, MO

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