Atari Teenage Riot set for the release of a new album, with an announcement of world Summer tour dates

By April 14, 2011 September 9th, 2016 World

Atari Teenage Riot release their fourth album, ‘Is This Hyperreal?’ on June 20 through Digital Hardcore Recordings. The follow up to 1999’s ’60 Second Wipeout’, ‘Is This Hyperreal?’ has been twelve years in the making and affirms ATR’s cultural relevance yet again.


ATR are now a trio with new member CX KiDTRONiK on MC duties, sharing the stage with the original line up of Alec Empire and Nic Endo. This addition of CX is reflective of a new record that is mapped by socially conscious lyrics; angst ridden punk rock riffs and 909 drum machine patterns.


Characterised throughout with an urgent sense of protest and debate, ‘Is This Hyperreal?’ is in parts a cultural cautionary tale and futuristic bass laden electronic diatribe, it delves into our current social malaise, with production reminiscent of early hardcore raves and punk rock shows.


“The new ATR album investigates hacker activism, governments and corporations trying to take over the Internet with regulations, thus destroying its freedom”, Alec explains. These ideas are reflected through discourses on hyperrealism, digital decay, human trafficking, wiki-leaks, anarchy and libertarianism.


Alec goes on to add, “It is the definite protest album for the Google age. Musically we have taken ATR’s signature sound way into the future. The beats have more punch, the baselines are heavier and the songs possess another level of depth.” The album features a cast of guest performances including Dim Mak’s Steve Aoki on ‘Codebreaker’ – ‘Is This Hyperreal?’ is not a sentimental reunion about reliving the past but a major software update.


‘Is This Hyperreal?’ tracklisting: 


1 – Activate

2 – Blood In My Eyes

3 – Black Flags

4 – Is This Hyperreal?

5 – Codebreaker

6 – Shadow Identity

7 – Rearrange Your Synapses

8 – Digital Decay

9 – The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope

10 – Collapse of History


Live Dates:




12 – London, Islington Academy (with The Big Pink DJ Set & Kap Bambino)


13 – Bristol, The Fleece 


14 – Camber Sands, Bang Face Weekender


15 – France – Paris, Maroquinerie


16 – Netherlands – Amsterdam, Paradiso (with Kap Bambino)


19 – Italy – Roma, Alpheus


20 – Italy – Milano, LAP – Lambretto Art Project


21 – Zurich – Winterthur, Salzhaus 




01 – Austria – Graz, Springfestival




01 – France – Montedre, Free Music Festival


02 – France – Belfort, Eurockéennes Festival 


16 – Germany -Gräfenhainichen, Melt Festival


22 – Poland -Bolkow, Castle Party


29 – Japan – Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival




13-14 Germany – Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival




For more information please visit the official website.

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