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We were pleasantly surprised two years ago with the first EP from RAIDER, the South Wales band fronted by The Voice UK 2019 contestant, Mike Platt. RAIDER’s passion lies in creating infectious 80s-style melodic rock / AOR tunes with keyboard-laced hooks and catchy choruses.
Now 2022 it’s time for Raider’s first full length CD titled “Runaway“, and that Eighties feeling not only is augmented in the music but also the lyrics and attitude. Just take a look at the album’s cover art…

All over the lovely 10 tracks packed here you can hear the sonic reference to BON JOVI, HEAVY PETTIN’, DANGER DANGER, HEAVEN’S EDGE – and WINGER if you take a close look at the band’s logo.
If you play this type of music comparison are inevitable, however RAIDER adds their own touch with solid musicianship and clever arrangements, wrapped by a warm clean melodic mix / production.
One of the best melodic hard rock / AOR debut albums of the year so far… love these guys.


01 – Dusk Till Dawn
02 – High Speed Woman
03 – Runaway
04 – Come and Get It
05 – Feel The Night
06 – We Had Tonight
07 – Sidewinder
08 – Changes
09 – Memories
10 – Give It All You Got

Mike Platt – Vocals
Alun Tomos – Lead guitar
Marc Campbell – Rhythm guitar, Keyboards
Jon Hood – Bass


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