By the Rivers: Take Control

This new single from six-piece Leicester band By the Rivers kicks off with ‘Take Control’ in its light reggae treatment – vocals up-front with the instrumentation supporting rather than dominating, while the lyrics of political alienation mirror those of another Midlands ghost town a generation ago. The ‘radio riddle remix’ of the same song follows, […]

By The Rivers: Don’t Say You Love Me

The first single release from their debut album finds emergent Leicester-based band By The Rivers displaying an intriguing range of musical styles. They have generally been labelled folk/reggae but that doesn’t quite capture it. The lead track, ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’, suggests in its opening bars that we might be in for something at […]