These Wicked Rivers are more of a tidal wave than a river as they surge into 2024 with ‘The Riverboat Man’, a recently released third single taken from their sophomore album ‘Force Of Nature’, released via Fat Earth Records on March 1st, and judging by its quality, bodes well for the rest of the album.
I think it’s one of their heaviest musically and also lyrically, point proven by verses that grind along on a monolithic main riff and truly uplifting choruses that deliver a powerful message and nirvana is reached from a midway, wah-wah drenched guitar solo, closing on repeated choruses to hammer this song home with aplomb!
They have three dates between February and March, then undertake their ‘Peace, Love And Lampshades’ nine date headlining UK tour in May, so catch them while you can.
Vocalist/guitarist John Hartwell states of ‘The Riverboat Man’, “On the surface it’s a story, but, as always, it goes much deeper than that. Rich in metaphor, it explores darkness and light within us all. It’s a blast to play live and it’s been great to see such positive reactions to it at our present shows”.
This link contains band info as well as a digital pre-save of Force Of Nature, a physical pre-order and tickets for the ‘Peace, Love And Lampshades tour ‘http://linktr.ee/thesewickedrivers
Band personnel :-
John Hartwell – Lead Vocals/Guitar.
Arran Day – Lead Guitar.
Dan Southall – Drums/Backing Vocals.
Dale Tonks – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals.
Rich Wilson – Keyboards/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion/Harmonica/Backing Vocals.
- £12.99 CD