Drop New Video & Announce Final Shows For 2018

Melbourne hard rock outfit Riff Raiders released their debut album – Live Like You Mean It late last year and have been bringing the rock ever since!


This hard working rock band from Melbourne has gained much respect in the local scene for its consistently powerful upbeat performances, having played nearly 30 shows this year on the back of the release.


Having recently sold out shows at the Corner Hotel & the Cherry Bar, they're headlining in their ‘hood at Whole Lotta Love on September 14!

The show will see Riff Raiders do a full 80 minute set of songs from their debut and preview some of the new tracks.

This is the final Melbourne 2018 show with a last run of shows in Geelong, Canberra and Brisbane before the band heads back to the studio to work on the follow up album.

Joining the Raiders on the bill will be Eat the Damn Orange (yes, a Simpsons’ reference) led by latino vocal powerhouse Trash Vegas and The Hard Rock Show’s Brendan Nelissen, plus the extremely talented band Miles Recommends.


Check out a video of crowd fav ‘A Million Miles Away’ 

The performance comes from their explosive set at the sell-out show with Baby Animals at the Corner Hotel on June 22.




Friday, September 14:  Whole Lotta Love Bar, East Brunswick 

$7 entry, doors open 8pm


Saturday, October 6: Rocktober @ The Petrel, Geelong

 Friday October 26: (TBC) Brisbane 

 Saturday October 27: SkySounds Festival, Queensland

 Friday 9 November: The Basement, Canberra



Songs from Live Like You Mean It have sold in over 40 countries, receive regular airplay on independent and digital radio locally and internationally (including the USA) and the album was voted No.2 in the Audience Choice Top Ten Albums of 2017 on The Hard Rock Show (CH31TV) in January 2018.


The album was produced by guitarist and principal songwriter Marty Powell and Gavin Parker (Brown Hornet, Napalm Records), features 11 tracks of riff-laden, melody-driven rock. Proper. Actual. Rock.


The title track and debut single received great reviews after being premiered by Melbourne’s Beat magazine “Riff Raiders have dropped some classic Aussie Rock that’d make Bon Scott smile” 

The video has been viewed over 78,000 times on Facebook alone and the song continues to receive airplay across traditional and digital radio in Australia and in the US, UK and Europe.


Live Like You Mean It is available now



Watch the videos for D-GAF & LLYMI    


Riff Raiders are:

Jenni James - vocals

Marty Powell - guitar

Oliver Davey - bass

Chris Quinlan - drums


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"With Live Like You Mean It, the Riff Raiders have delivered a stirring love letter to rock ’n’ roll, a fist-in-the-air anthem that’s alive on arrival.  This line says it all: “If rock ’n’ roll is dead then why’s this song stuck in your head?””  Jeff Jenkins, The Music/3RRR radio


“This band takes all your memories of hard “pub” rock and have turned them into an art form.” 
Women Who Rock Oz.


“Riff Raiders have dropped some classic Aussie Rock that’d make Bon Scott smile” Beat Mag