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Dry the River

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
London, England

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'10s






Dry the River

Biography

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 (bass), Will Harvey (violin), and Jon Warren (drums) to round out the project, and landed a record deal with Transgressive in 2009. Well-reviewed performances at Glastonbury and South by Southwest garnered additional industry attention, and by the end of 2011, the group had cut their debut EP with National producer Peter Katis. The band's first full-length studio outing, Shallow Bed, arrived the following year and they went on to play a host of European festivals such as Rosklide and 2000 Trees, as well as traveling across the Atlantic for appearances at Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits to support its release. In 2013 they decamped to Iceland to record their sophomore album, Alarms in the Heart, which featured string arrangements by Icelandic producer Valgeir SigurĂ°sson and was released in 2014. . 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 (bass), Will Harvey (violin), and Jon Warren (drums) to round out the project, and landed a record deal with Transgressive in 2009. Well-reviewed performances at Glastonbury and South by Southwest garnered additional industry attention, and by the end of 2011, the group had cut their debut EP with National producer Peter Katis. The band's first full-length studio outing, Shallow Bed, arrived the following year and they went on to play a host of European festivals such as Rosklide and 2000 Trees, as well as traveling across the Atlantic for appearances at Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits to support its release. In 2013 they decamped to Iceland to record their sophomore album, Alarms in the Heart, which featured string arrangements by Icelandic producer Valgeir SigurĂ°sson and was released in 2014.

Top Albums


1. Alarms in th..
Shallow Bed, Dry the River
2. Shallow Bed
Weights & Measures - EP, Dry the River
3. Weights &..
iTunes Festival: London 2011 - EP, Dry the River
4. iTunes Festi..
Shallow Bed (Acoustic), Dry the River
5. Shallow Bed ..
New Ceremony - Single, Dry the River
6. New Ceremony..
No Rest - Single, Dry the River
7. No Rest - Si..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
GethsemaneAlarms in the Heart4:10$1.29
2.
Alarms in the HeartAlarms in the Heart3:27$1.29
3.
Weights & MeasuresShallow Bed5:04$1.29
4.
Everlasting LightAlarms in the Heart3:14$1.29
5.
Bible BeltShallow Bed4:44$1.29
6.
VesselAlarms in the Heart5:12$1.29
7.
It Was Love That Laid Us LowAlarms in the Heart3:38$1.29
8.
Med SchoolAlarms in the Heart3:38$1.29
9.
Roman Candle (feat. Emma Pollock)Alarms in the Heart3:50$1.29
10.
Hidden HandAlarms in the Heart3:37$1.29
11.
New CeremonyNew Ceremony - Single4:12$1.29
12.
History BookShallow Bed4:41$1.29
13.
RollerskateAlarms in the Heart3:20$1.29
14.
Lion's Den (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)3:17$1.29
15.
Weights & Measures (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)4:34$1.29
16.
Shaker Hymns (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)3:48$1.29
17.
No Rest (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)3:25$1.29
18.
Bible Belt (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)5:26$1.29
19.
Demons (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)3:21$1.29
20.
Chambers & the Valves (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)3:37$1.29
21.
History Book (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)4:07$1.29
22.
Shield Your Eyes (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)3:10$1.29
23.
New Ceremony (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)4:17$1.29
24.
Animal Skins (Acoustic)Shallow Bed (Acoustic)1:06$1.29
25.
Hammer (Bonus Track)Shallow Bed3:47$1.29

Top Music Videos

New Ceremony, Dry the River
1. New Ceremony
No Rest, Dry the River
2. No Rest
Weights & Measures, Dry the River
3. Weights &...
The Chambers & the Valves, Dry the River
4. The Chambers ...
New Ceremony (Live), Dry the River
5. New Ceremony ...


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