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Biography

Woog Riots are Silvana Battisti and Marc Herbert. In March 2016 the duo will release their 5th album
"Alan Rusbridger". Their career in pop music began in 2004 when they compiled and curated an
international tribute sampler dedicated to Manchester's indie icons “The Fall”. The double CD was
released on the Hamburg based "What's So Funny About" label, run by Alfred 'the record Pope'
Hilsberg, the same label handled the first three Woog Riots albums. Sung in English, their electro
flavoured three minute garage-come-broadway-hit songs cover various phenomena of culture, pop
and politics. Promotional tours to the USA, Great Britain, Finland, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands
have been greeted with zealous reactions and a steady growth of their following on the underground
network.

'From LoFi to Disco!'….not only perfectly describes the building blocks of Woog Riots' musical world,
but also supplies the name of their own Independent label, launched in 2013 with an album of the
same title. Executed with much drive and energy, Battisti and Herbert's new venture has already
attracted other artists such as "Umherschweifende Produzenten" (aka Knarf Rellöm) and "The
Spaghetti Wings" to release material with them.

Art, Pop, Pop about Art… in February 2013 Woog Riots wrote a song as an invitation to the Art
exhibition “Powerpoint” by Michael Riedel, which took place in the rooms of New York Top Galerist
David Zwirner. The New York press described the song as "up-beat, euro-pop dance tune which
sounds like a kid’s band version of Kraftwerk”. Here's a link to the song:
www.davidzwirner.com/exhibition/michael-riedel-ny/

In 2014 Woog Riots recorded “The Story of Pop”, which they released as a Download-Single
accompanying Karl Bruckmaier’s book of the same title.

Press Quotes
“Early Modern Lovers meets the soundtrack for a Volkswagon commercial.”
Revolver USA Distribution, San Francisco (USA)
“Fun, German/Italian, guy-gal electro-pop duo who betray a fondness for Kraftwerk in the odd robotic
vocal. Add Squeeze-esque pop hooks – as in track 'Backstage Lemonade' – to that mix and you'll find
yourself bopping along.” Time Out, London (UK)
"…an up-beat, euro-pop dance tune that sounds like a kid’s band version of Kraftwerk with a girl
singer. Very fun!" www.worleygig.com (USA)
Italian-German boy-girl act Woog Riots have built up a sizable following around Europe with their own
brand of 'twee-rave' and 'riotpop' successfully combining the sound of The Wedding Present and
Television Personalities with their unique observations. John Peel would almost certainly have
approved. CDX's Tips for 2008: Seventeen acts to look out for this year.

Booking: booking@woogriots.de
www.woogriots.de
facebook.com/woogriots
Label: From Lo-Fi to Disco!
info@lofitodisco.com
www.lofitodisco.com

Discography
Albums
"Alan Rusbridger" (From Lo-Fi to Disco! / Broken Silence), Vinyl, release date 11th March 2016
“From Lo-Fi to Disco!” (From Lo-Fi to Disco! / Broken Silence), CD/Vinyl, 2013
"Post Bomb Chronicles" (What's So Funny About / Ritchie Records / Broken Silence), CD/Vinyl, 2012
"PASP" (What's So Funny About / Indigo), CD, 2008
"Strangelove TV" (What's So Funny About / Indigo), CD/Vinyl, 2006

Singles
"The Story of Pop", Download-Single, 2014
"People working with computers", 7" Split-Single + Schwervon! (US), (Decoy Industry), 2009
"King of Pop", 7" Single (What's So Funny About), 2004

Compilations
Rolling Stone Magazine CD Rare Trax Vol. 76: Kick & Rush, Berlin
Woog Riots contribute with "Football Round The Clock", June 2012
"Alexander Kluge - Chronik der Gefühle" (Audio book, 14 CDs)
Woog Riots contribute with "King Midas", 2009
Musikexpress CD # 140
Woog Riots contribute with "Backstage Lemonade", September 2008
Spex CD # 79
Woog Riots contribute with "People working with computers", June 2008
"Perverted by Mark E. - A tribute to The Fall", compiled by
Woog Riots & Alfred Hilsberg (ZickZack / Indigo)
Woog Riots contribute with "Mark E. Smith & Brix", 2004
and many more…

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