British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet are pleased to announce the release of their new single “Walking On The Wire” on Friday February 26th. The single is available to pre-save HERE.
“Walking On The Wire” is the third single taken from their debut album “We Fly Free”. It follows hot on the heels of their previous singles “Battleground” and “Did I Break The Law”. The new single is accompanied by a music video filmed in the Essex countryside utilising stunning aerial drone footage.
“We love this song, and we know you will be joining us on the chorus: sing it loud,” says Grace about “Walking On The Wire”. “Blending and interweaving our vocals around different harmonies is something we love to do, and we get to rock out at the same time. What could be more fun?”
When Rivers Meet is comprised of husband and wife, Grace, and Aaron Bond. Grace takes the lion’s share of lead vocals, plays mandolin and fiddle. Aaron plays guitar and sings. Their unique harmonic vocal-led approach to song writing, dirty electric guitar, slide resonator mandolin and fiddle create a unique distinctive and contemporary blues rock sound that echoes classic rock with hints of the blues that inspire them.
Since bursting on to the UK Blues scene with their debut record ‘The Uprising EP’ in April 2019 followed by their second EP ‘Innocence Of Youth’ in May 2020, Grace and Aaron have been going from strength to strength. The British husband and wife duo have an ever-growing online fan base and have gained the attention of Planet Rock and BBC Radio 2.
Before lockdown, the duo toured the UK in their self-converted VW camper with an impressive tour schedule. Since the lockdown, the duo live stream on Facebook every Saturday at 8pm GMT for their ‘Rock The Lockdown’ series attracting hundreds of thousands of views. The live streams have proved so popular that the duo are now performing twice weekly by adding an acoustic Wednesday morning show at 10am!
On November 20th, 2020, the duo released the album ‘We Fly Free’, to critical acclaim from the UK radio and rock music magazine media. Classic Rock Magazine said this about the debut album, “When Rivers Meet are heavy enough to get your attention and quirky enough to hold it, with songs that kick at you, but leave a boot-print on your heart.”
WRM’S passion for blues rock shows through with an underpinning of traditional blues and classic rock. On We Fly Free, Grace and Aaron made a concerted effort to keep to a genuine, gritty sound using authentic techniques, including tube tape echo and reverb chambers, which have created a live sound that keeps a truly vintage vibe that not only has energy, but is also a true representation of the ever-evolving sound this duo produces. “The album’s title is indicative of where we are right now,” says Aaron. “We feel we’ve grown so much in this last year as people and as a couple: it’s really given us the confidence to write with freedom.”
A FEW MORE SAMPLES OF THE RAVE REVIEWS WE FLY FREE HAS GENERATED:
“This is an album full of raw energy, that crackles, buzzing with power and passion.” – Blues in Britain
“We Fly Free confirms these guys are heavy enough to get your attention and quirky enough to hold it, songs that are kicking but leave a boot-print on your heart.” – 4/5, Classic Rock
“We Fly Free is the perfect antidote to our new reality. Hang on tight, it will lift your spirit.” – Blues in Britain
“The tracks are well crafted, a fine mix of fuzzy guitar-laden tracks, chill out tunes and blues, allowing you to sit back and enjoy top musicians at work.” – Emerging Rock Bands
“WRM’s sound is built of simple but powerful elements, handled with taste but delivered from the gut.” – 9/10, Guitarist
“Electrifying and somehow original despite its deep roots, it’s a great debut.” – 9/10, Guitarist
“Grace and Aaron bring a definite chemistry to their music which works on so many levels. Vocally both are strong, and harmonies are just wonderful. It’s fabulous to hear a few non-standard musical instruments used as well, which altogether make this full album a treat for your ears.” – Two Finger Media
“A genuinely interesting, eclectic mix of songs produced in a retro-style, the mix being deliberately almost muddy at times. There’s undeniable talent at work here!” – Velvet Thunder
The band’s previous two singles “Battleground” and “Did I Break The Law” were played on Planet Rock for sixteen weeks. WRM were nominated in four categories at the UK Blues Awards including “Emerging Blues Artist of the Year”, “Blues Band of the Year”, “Blues Album of the Year”, and “Most Inspirational Online Performance of the Year”.
“Battleground” was voted “Track of the Week” on Classic Rock Magazine’s Louder Sound website. The album was also voted Blues Rock Reviews’Top 20 Albums of 2020.
WHEN RIVERS MEET
“WALKING ON THE WIRE” CREDITS
Grace Bond – Vocals, Mandolin, Violin
Aaron Bond – Vocals, Guitar
Adam Bowers – Bass, Drums, Organ, Piano
Robin G Breeze – Bass, Organ, Piano
Engineered, Produced, Mixed by Adam Bowers
Assistant Engineer – Robin G Breeze
Mastered by Mike Curtis
Recorded in Boathouse Studio, Suffolk
All songs written by Grace and Aaron Bond
Released by One Road Records