The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

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This groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ol’ whiskey-fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, those bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

But a band sounding like a mix of the gravelly voice of vocalists like Janis [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Riven caught a Blackbird!

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Some records just put a smile on your face. No hesitation at all to take them on and into the pipeline, and get your fingers hacking away at the keyboard. The tune just talks to you. And this is how it should be if you feel like covering some juicy rock piece.

Well, this so happened with the début EP Blackbird from the UK-based band The Riven. Now, if you are looking for some London accent on this record, think again. Instead, the band seems – at times – to step straight out of the Bourbon-fueled swamps of Louisiana, [...] Click to raid more!