Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Band to Watch: Dry The River
Dry The River play tonight at Pianos at 8:00 in NY.
East London based Dry The River were hands down one of the best bands we saw during our recent venture to SXSW. They were top of our list of bands to check out before the festival, and with their standout performance at the Neon Gold Records showcase they catapulted their way to Band to Watch status afterward. While the Mumford comparisons are sure to follow them, the foursome have a tattooed alt-edge to their playing, as if you know some of these kids played in Clash cover bands in high school. Frontman Pete Liddle oozes charisma, and defines what it means to posses that elusive "it" quality. Already signed to the excellent tastemaker label Transgressive in the UK and with a potential big time label deal on their horizon in the US, Dry The River are setting up to have a big 2011 and 2012, and it's well deserved. The talent is there, the songs are there and soon the fans and press will be there too. Buy low kids, this band could be huge.
New Ceremony by Dry the River