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INFA RIOT

UK


punk rock band formed in 1980 in Wood Green, North LondonEngland by vocalist Lee Wilson and guitarist Barry D'Amery. The name Infa-Riot is an abbreviation for "In for a Riot".


Infa-Riot played their first gig as supporting act for Angelic Upstarts in the Lordship Pub, Wood Green (now a betting shop). Their fourth gig was reviewed in the Sounds magazine by Thomas "Mensi" Mensforth of Angelic Upstarts. 


Two Infa Riot tracks were issued in the legendary Strength Through Oi! compilation in May 1981 and their classic song Each Dawn I die was issued in the follow up compilation Carry on Oi later in 1981. Their first single Kids of the '80's was released in September 1981. The single peaked number 2 at the UK Indie Chart in February 1982. Infa Riot's second single, The Winner came out in May 1982 and the debut album Still Out of Order in August. The album spent four weeks in the UK Albums Chart reaching number 42.


In 1984 Infa Riot changed their name for the less controversial The Infas and released their second album Sound & Fury. The Infas played their last gig in November 1985. It was recorded and released in 1988 in the Live and Loud!! series by Link Records.


The band was formed again in 2011