RIVERS OF ENGLAND

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RIVERS OF ENGLAND - Folk Pop Jazz Live Act in Bath

RIVERS OF ENGLAND Short Info

Rivers Of England’s sound is reminiscent of the Nick Drake/ John Martyn era but with some heavy moments. They have a powerful yet warm string-infused alternative acoustic sound. The new album 'Astrophysics saved my life' (released February 26th 2016) has one foot also in the bluesy electric genre through inclusion on three tracks of the blues-rock legend and former Robert Plant guitarist Innes Sibun. Continuing the notion of greater perspective through considering yourself in the context of the universe, the new album also has a nautical theme present with a blend of rivers and the sea, alongside the more common personal themes of failed relationships, mental illness, family sailing holiday memories, complaints about jobs, childhood bicycle adventures, loneliness and universal love. On the album sleeve some of the tracks are given grid references pinpointing the places of inspiration. The opening track presents the idea of universes within universes, while the title track 'Astrophysics saved my life' is partly inspired by the euphoria that comes from looking into space. Following a bluesy/pastoral climax of 'In the barley', the album finishes with the more personal reflective 'On the spectrum' with a hint to the notion that we are all a little bit mad.

Interesting facts about Rivers Of England: a surgeon listens to them while performing operations; their beloved tour bus is named 'Ludwig'; they launched their last two releases on boats; they played a wind & solar powered gig at Glastonbury (the power cut out half way through); they got shortlisted for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition in 2013; map grid references are given on the album sleeve that pinpoint places of inspiration; they have been featured on local BBC radio & the BBC Introducing playlist; their return from a tour was delayed after one member was hospitalised after eating too much (dodgy) pizza; their new album features former Robert Plant guitarist Innes Sibun.
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Nach den Sternen greifen, einmal auf dem Mond spazieren gehen und schwerelos durch die unendlichen Weiten des Universums treiben. Die unersättliche Neugier nach dem, was das Weltall birgt, regt zum Träumen an. Wäre es nicht schön, dem tristen Alltag einmal zu entkommen und all diese Dinge wahr werden zu lassen?

Die Band Rivers of England aus Bristol macht dies mit ihrem neuen Album „Astrophysics Saved My Life“ zumindest gedanklich möglich. Mit ihrem einzigartigen Sound, einer Mischung aus Folk, Jazz, Rock und Blues, nehmen sie ihre Zuhörer mit auf eine Reise durch die Galaxien der Erinnerung.

Ihre Musik erinnert an die Nick Drake und John Martyn Ära. Sie haben einen kraftvollen und gleichzeitig gitarrenlastigen alternativen Akustik-Sound. Bei drei Titeln des neuen Albums wirkt die Blues-Rock Legende Innes Sibun, ehemaliger Gitarrist von Robert Plant, mit und verleiht dem Album einen bluesartigen Hauch von Electro.
Betrachtet man sich selbst im Kontext zum Universum und berücksichtig man dabei den Gedanken, es gäbe eine höhere Gewalt, die über alles wacht, erinnert das Album an Seemannsgarn mit einer Mischung aus Flüssen und Seen. Darüber hinaus wird auch das übliche persönliche Thema der misslungenen Beziehungen, psychischen Erkrankungen, Erinnerungen an den Segel Familienurlaub, Beschwerden über den Job, Kindheits-Fahrrad-Abendteuer, Einsamkeit und die Liebe mit in dem Album verarbeitet.

Rivers Of England’s sound is reminiscent of the Nick Drake/ John Martyn era but with some heavy moments. They have a powerful yet warm string-infused alternative acoustic sound. The new album 'Astrophysics saved my life' (released February 26th 2016) has one foot also in the bluesy electric genre through inclusion on three tracks of the blues-rock legend and former Robert Plant guitarist Innes Sibun. Continuing the notion of greater perspective through considering yourself in the context of the universe, the new album also has a nautical theme present with a blend of rivers and the sea, alongside the more common personal themes of failed ...

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Past Gigs RIVERS OF ENGLAND

  • 03 | 2014 Sendesaal Bremen Special im Sendesaal: Pure and Acoustic

Discography RIVERS OF ENGLAND

  • 2016 Astrophysics Saved My Life Album | SONGS & WHISPERS / Cargo / Zebralution
  • 2014 Of Trivial And Gargantuan Album | SONGS & WHISPERS / Cargo / Zebralution
  • 2012 Train coming Single | Self Release
  • 2012 The artist and the scientist Single | Self Relaese
  • 2012 Bailbrook Lane Single | Self Release
  • 2012 The meadow sways Single | Self Release
  • 2012 Wednesday Single | Self Release
  • 2012 Feeling of worth Single | Self Release
  • 2012 To feel alive Single | Self Release
  • 2012 Spinning planets Single | Self Release
  • 2010 Selfless People EP | Self Release
  • 2008 Where to Begin EP | Self Release

Media

  • Sound
  • Video "S&W" - PRESENTS: RIVERS OF...

Origin

  • Bath GB

Members

  • Robin Spalding Bandleader
  • Jacob Tyghe Bass
  • Brian Madigan Percussion
  • Ian Electric guitar

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