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Shallow Bed

Dry the River

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The sound of Dry the River is somewhere between the cloister and the pub, combining a soberly spiritual air with a boisterous folk-rock spirit. The British quintet’s debut, Shallow Bed, invites comparisons to Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes, as well as such ‘60s baroque-pop units as The Left Banke. Lead singer Peter Liddle’s choirboy-like tones lend him a melancholy charisma as he freely mixes religious imagery with intimations of childhood traumas and romantic disappointments. Tracks like “Weights & Measures”, “No Res", and “New Ceremony” underscore a delicate sense of angst with stately strings, orchestral drumming, and guitar textures that veer from the genteel to the searing. The nostalgic glow of “Shaker Hymns” finds an effective contrast in the rumbling tribal groove of “Animal Skins”. Puncturing the album’s gothic moodiness are flashes of defiant optimism, heard in otherwise dark-tinged songs like “Bible Belt” and “Demons”. Liddle and company wrap things up with “Lion’s Den”. It builds from softly mournful strains to a grandiose symphonic finale, à la Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer”.

Customer Reviews

What a debut!

Having seen Dry The River play live a couple of times (go and see them if you can, great performers!), I awaited their debut album with eager anticipation. One of the strongest debut albums in years and does not disappoint. Each track is strong and the album announces a new arrival on the world scene. It's going to be a huge year for Dry The River!

What an album

One of the most beautiful and original albums I have heard in a long time, get yourselves down to Portsmouth for a gig and I'll be there. From one musician to another, very well done lads.

Wimble plankton

The wiggly worm wrestled with a candle in the moist blancmange twice.

Biography

Formed: London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Based out of East London, Dry the River — who have drawn comparisons to Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, and Noah and the Whale — was formed as a solo vehicle for Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Peter Liddle, who described the band's sound as "folky gospel music played by a post-punk band." Liddle, who draws much of his lyrical inspiration from medicine and anthropology, the two subjects that were the focus of his time at University, eventually recruited Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott Miller...
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