River Whyless release 'Fortunate Son' video 17 February 2017
Asheville's River Whyless have released their cover of Creedance Clearwater Revival's 'Fortunate Son', alongside a powerful 60's protest-style video that features footage from the Women's March in DC.
Here's what the band had to say about the video:
"By using footage from the Women's March on Washington (and our hometown of Asheville) in our rendition of CCR's "Fortunate Son," our goal is to help speak truth to power, not for the sake of perpetuating our country's present divisiveness, but as a way to support and encourage the need for an open, honest, and compassionate conversation about our universal rights and freedoms. We're not asking everyone to agree, but to listen to one another. We promise to do the same.”
You can watch the video for 'Fortunate Son' below. The track is available now via iTunes, Spotify, and all other music retailers. For tickets to see River Whyless on tour this Spring, head to riverwhyless.com.
River Whyless have been featured in No Depression's list of Six Roots Artists Breaking Out In 2017! You can read their feature below, or check out the full piece here.
The band will be embarking on their first headlining tour for We All The Light this Spring. To see a list of dates and purchase tickets, head to riverwhyless.com.
"River Whyless is a four-piece band formed in Boone, North Carolina, in 2006 (then called Do it to Julia), and includes Ryan O'Keefe (vocals, guitar), Halli Anderson (vocals, violin), Daniel Shearin (bass, vocals), and Alex McWalters (drums). They have two albums under their belt: A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door (2012) and We All the Light (2016). After graduating from Appalachian State University, they moved to Asheville and have played numerous festivals, relentlessly toured the Southeast, worked odd jobs, built a home studio, lost a van, bought a new one, and toured the Southeast again, where they are well-known and highly regarded.
Their music has been called folk, nature-pop, and baroque pop. Utah writer Scott Stroud describes them as “an eclectic fusion of retirees, back-to-the-land hippies, tourists, and natives to the region ... , blending American and international influences into a dreamy, spiritual mixture ... combining bluegrass-inflected harmonies with gorgeously adventurous fiddle-playing and guitar to create a distinctive vibe that will ring familiar bells without sounding quite like any of them.”
But they will not remain 'emerging' for long, as on February 15 the rest of the country will see what the fuss is all about when they kick off an ambitious 10-week tour. It begins in Kentucky, and takes them from New York City to the West Coast with many stops in between. It that were not enough, they’ll also drop by SXSW, and in the summer, Bonnaroo. They also did an NPR Tiny Desk Concert last year. During the next few months they will undoubtedly be playing somewhere near you, so after checking out that Desk Concert, I am sure you’ll want to get out of the house and catch them live."
Watch Tigercub's new video for 'Control' 7 February 2017
Tigercub have released a new video for their brilliant single, 'Control', off their 2016 debut album, Abstract Figures in the Dark. The video provides contrast to the track's emotional weight, and instead follows the boys around for a day as they explore their hometown of Brighton.
The band have also been announced as the main support on Pulled Apart By Horses' UK tour this Spring.
Watch the video for 'Control' below, and head over to Tigercub's website to see a full list of all their upcoming UK and EU shows!