To celebrate the release of their debut album on 20 November 2020, When Rivers Meet have now released their second single ‘Did I Break The Law?’
The British husband and wife blues rock duo announced the imminent arrival of their debut album We Fly Free with the release of their first single ‘Battleground’ on 9th October, all three products being available from www.smarturl.it/whenriversmeet.
Since launching onto the Blues scene with their debut The Uprising EP in April 2019, Grace and Aaron have been going from strength to strength, cemented with their May 2020 follow up EP Innocence Of Youth. As a result, the duo have an ever-growing online fan base and have gained the attention of Cerys Matthews’ The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2. Before lockdown, the duo toured the UK in their self-converted VW camper with an impressive tour schedule. Since the lockdown, When Rivers Meet have organised ‘Rockin’ The Lockdown’ – weekly Facebook live streams, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers.
The new single is an energetic swaggering track featuring Aaron’s stomping slide guitar and a full-on introduction to Grace’s vocal power. Hints of the Clash song of similar title, it’s all about the thrill of the chase and a sense of freedom, and it gives a really good flavour of the album itself.
Their approach to song writing features dirty electric guitar, slide resonator mandolin and fiddle to create a contemporary blues rock sound that has echoes of 1970’s classic rock together with hints of the 1930’s blues that inspire them. A flair for retro production has also led to a concerted effort to keep to a old-school, gritty sound using authentic techniques including echo and reverb chambers to create a warm live sound that keeps a truly vintage vibe. They’re also delighted to have made use of a Hammond organ in some of the album’s tracks.
The album is a genuinely interesting, eclectic mix of songs, produced in a retro-style, the mix being deliberately almost muddy at times. The song-set features various have different styles, and fans of Blues, slide guitar and that slightly ‘woolly’, 70’s retro mix will be delighted!