05/09/2016

"S&W" - PRESENTS: RIVERS OF ENGLAND (UK) - album "ASTROPHYSICS SAVED MY LIFE" in stores on Friday 30.09.2016




Album "ASTROPHYSICS SAVED MY LIFE" ("SONGS & WHISPERS" / Broken Silence) will be in stores on 30.09.2016!
Preorder the album under https://songsandwhispers.bandcamp.com/album/astrophysics-saved-my-life now!





Rivers of England are a folk-rock band from the West of England, fronted by the considerable talents of singer-songwriter Rob Spalding.
Their sound is reminiscent of the Nick Drake/ John Martyn era but with some heavy moments. They have a powerful yet warm string-infused alternative acoustic sound. The new album “Astrophysics Saved My Life” also has a nautical theme present with a blend of rivers and the sea, alongside the more common personal themes of failed relationships, mental illness, memories of family holidays, childhood bicycle adventures, jobs woes, loneliness and universal love. On the album sleeve some of the tracks are given grid references pinpointing the places of inspiration. The opening track presents the idea of universes within universes, while the title track is partly inspired by the euphoria that comes from looking into space. Following a bluesy/pastoral climax of 'In the barley', the album finishes with the more personal reflective 'On the spectrum' with a hint to the notion that we are all a little bit mad.
Throughout the new album, singer Robin Spalding continues to engage the listener with his unique approach to songwriting. Themes range from the highly personal to the universal - the inner self to the outer cosmos - the emotional to the scientific. Although rooted in folk, their music explores jazz, rock and blues influences which are wonderfully apparent in their recordings and suggestive of a band with an altogether much broader and original take on the genre. 
The current members of the band are Rob Spalding on vocals, guitar and sometimes keyboard; Brian Madigan on drums and percussion; Jacob Tyghe on bass.


PRESS:


“There is so much inventiveness and freshness in this music, that contains a large-scale potential of development.' Wolfgang Giese - Rock Times

"this is delicate folk music, given a hefty treatment through arrangements with plenty of strings to take the acoustic guitars high into the atmosphere."
David Hintz - www.folkworld.eu

"...a fine and original example of song writing...the music of Rivers Of England unleashes class and spontaneity...full of beautiful compositions...few can boast such versatility and poetic coherence." - Gianfranco Marmoro, Ondarock (Italy) 





ASTROYPHYSICS SAVED MY LIFE - Tour 2016

Date
City
Venue
23.09.2016
Leer
Zollhaus Leer
29.09.2016
Walsrode
Kirchengemeinde Düshorn
30.09.2016
Duisburg
Temple Duisburg
27.09.2016
Loxstedt
Weserperle
29.09.2016
Walsrode
Kirchengemeinde Düshorn
30.09.2016
Duisburg
Temple Duisburg
01.10.2016
Bremen
Sendesaal Bremen
02.10.2016
Bremen
Planetarium Bremen
05.10.2016
Norderney
Brauhaus Norderney
07.10.2016
Dresden
&Rausch
08.10.2016
Harsefeld
Kino - Hotel Meyer