Springtime is a time that brings colour and life back to the world and riot nrrd’s release of songs from his new album settle could not have been timed better. The songs really look to examine life, experiences and most importantly, human emotion.
riot nrrd is an independent artist working out of Hamilton but originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His real life persona is Conrad Sichler who practices medicine out of Burlington, ON. He lists influences like Billy Bragg and The Weakerthans, which really come through in his music.
The album was recorded in Hamilton at Grant Avenue Studios with Bob Doidge producing it. What’s particularly endearing about riot nrrd is that the music is not over-produced, dolled-up drivel. It’s raw, unadulterated feeling expressed through fun folk-rock. This music would be best enjoyed at a local tavern with your buddies over a few brews.
“Melodies” is tagged on his Soundcloud as “#songformywife” and is appropriately sweet and honest. The music is fun and poppy, with a folk inspiration.
“And if your melody and mine are in harmony for a good long time, I might sing my part too loud,” sings Sichler. He goes on to sing about feeling happiness and gratitude on “Melodies” to round out the sentiment.
It’s a song with exciting guitar riffs and saccharine lyrics. He writes thoughtful songs, with poetic words and peppy accompaniment.