London’s five-piece Dry the River has all the hallmarks of the latest folk sensation: elemental name, beards, acoustic guitars, even a violinist. But what sets Dry the River apart is a background in hardcore and post-punk bands, hence the tattoos, lyrics that read like a Steinbeck novel and a sonic palette that sweeps from gentle to giant like an incoming storm. While the band has made it to the BBC "Sounds of 2012" shortlist entry, their debut album, Shallow Bed, is now being released. And it’s definitely NOT just another indie folk record! It has hooks and big melodies but it's contemplative and considered too, with influences ranging from Leonard Cohen to At The Drive-In. Dry the River have laid the groundwork for a stellar year in 2012. They’re not the next great folk band. They’re the next great band, full stop.
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SUEDE at the A on Nov 2nd!!read more...
26.04.2013 @ 11:15
the A brings you 2 open air shows at the Neumünster Abbey: WOODKID and ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS!!read more...
26.04.2013 @ 11:09
RAF 2013: PHOENIX, BLOC PARTY, C2C, JAKE BUGG +++ join the bill and single-day tickets available right here & now!!read more...
21.02.2013 @ 11:19
Thanks for a great show and flowing champagne
The Levellers (15/11/1997)