Night Riots – What’s in a Name?

There’s a reason the greatest cities are the ones that never sleep. All the fun happens at night. And it happens loud. These are sentiments that California rock act Night Riots has embodied. Read below to learn more about the band, their name, and how the volume at which the name is sometimes said can turn them into a laughably innocent light fixture. Then go ahead and dance to their new EP, ‘Young Lore,’ and live out the intentions behind the band.

Who came up with the band name?

It was a collective effort. We wanted something that we really felt we could stand behind.

Was there a selection process?

At one point we had narrowed it down to a handful of words that conjured up some really strong images. From there it actually came together quite easily.

Is there a particular meaning behind the name?

It seems like everything our band does happens at night. Even as individuals we are night owls. When we were younger and hanging out before the band it was always when it got dark. We love the idea of people coming together for our show and causing a ruckus, dancing, and having a good time.

What’s the best name that you considered but rejected?

Night Riots was better than anything else we worked through. The Fangs was a cool name but didn’t fit us. We also thought about Riot Society and Rogue.

What’s the worst name that you considered using?

Scottish Mist. It’s like some drunk old man’s breath.

Any regrets about the name you chose?

Sometimes when we say it out loud it sounds like Night Lights and older [people] are convinced that we’re called Night Rider.

Pick up Night Riot’s new EP, Young Lore.

For the band’s upcoming tour dates, check out their Facebook page.