Bristol / Berlin based alt-pop duo Riah Lick Your Wounds have released their debut self-titled EP today.

Channelling hints of jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronica over Riah’s meditative, haunting vocal delivery, the duo says: “The texture we aimed to create was inspired by something that was said by Russell Elevado, the engineer who worked on acclaimed neo-soul, R&B and hip-hop records in the 90s including D’Angelo’s Voodoo album.”

Check out our full stream of the EP here.

Riah Lick Your Wounds is the coming together of childhood friends, Bristol-based producer and pianist Lickya Wounds (George Fellows) and Berlin-based singer-songwriter Riah Knight. Last seen as shy teens left to chat awkwardly at family parties, Riah and George avoided the small talk by playing music.

Their debut project is the amalgamation of those sessions spent playing together and has been produced over the last two years from their respective homes. Their EP has taken on an intergalactic sound, as it travels seamlessly between classic Jazz vocals, Hip-Hop beats and electronic production, reminiscent of the early works of Little Dragon or Hiatus Kaiyote.

Artwork for ‘Riah Lick Your Wounds’ by Riah Lick Your Wounds

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.