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Dry the River were an English alternative rock band, formed in the Stratford district of East London in 2009


  • 1 History
  • 2 Members
    • 21 Present
    • 22 Past
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Studio albums
    • 32 Extended plays
    • 33 Singles
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


They played their first headline show at the Luminaire in Kilburn, London, in April 2010 Since this time, the band have toured extensively in the United Kingdom, as well as worldwide, including Europe and North America After two extended plays and significant early radio support from BBC Introducing, the band signed to Transgressive Records in 2010 They released their debut single, "No Rest", in March 2011 The band's subsequent run of UK festivals in 2011 included the Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape Festival, the iTunes Festival, the Latitude Festival, Summer Sundae, the Green Man Festival, Bestival, and the Reading and Leeds Festivals

In March 2011, the band created a charity t-shirt for the Yellow Bird Project to raise money for Asylum Aid; an organization that provides specialist legal representation and advice to people seeking asylum in the UK They also filmed a four-part video series called the "YBP Wilderness Sessions", to promote the release of the shirt

They were on the long list on the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll Paul Lester compared them in The Guardian to fellow Londoners Mumford & Sons, commenting that the group "offer a glimpse of the pastoral with their infectious semi-acoustic ditties"

The band recorded their debut album, Shallow Bed in the United States in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with producer Peter Katis Katis had previously worked with Interpol, Jónsi and The National The album was released in the UK on 5 March 2012, and in the US on 17 April 2012

During 2012, they played festival shows throughout Europe, including the Roskilde Festival, the Underage Festival, 2000 Trees, Pohoda Festival and Open'er Festival, as well as North American festivals, including the Sasquatch Festival, Lollapalooza 2012 and the Austin City Limits Festival In November 2012, Dry The River released a limited edition beer, brewed with Signature Brew, called Mammoth An acoustic version of Shallow Bed was released by download only on 17 December 2012

The band recorded their second album in Iceland in early 2013, to be released later in the year In February 2014, Dry the River announced on their Facebook page that violinist William Harvey had departed the band in order to pursue other projects Their second album, titled Alarms in the Heart, was released on 25 August, and was supported by a UK tour They contributed a cover of a Metric song, "Satellite Mind", for the compilation album Good People Rock which was released in April 14, 2015

Following their involvement with Disaronno's Terrace Party, the band confirmed in an interview that "next on the agenda is definitely to start thinking about album three" The band went on to explain, "We’re not anywhere close to a release date or anything yet, but Peter has some material he’s been working on that we’re excited about, and we’re looking at getting back into a studio when we can to start work on that"

They announced their split on their Facebook page on 12 November 2015, along with the release of their final EP, Hooves of Doubt



  • Peter Liddle – guitar, tenor horn, lead vocals
  • Matthew Taylor – guitar, keys, vocals
  • Scott Miller – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Jon Warren – drums, percussion


  • Will Harvey – keys, violin, viola, mandolin


Studio albums

  • Shallow Bed 5 March 2012
  • Alarms in the Heart 25 August 2014

Extended plays

  • The Chambers and the Valves 2009
  • Bible Belt 2010
  • Weights & Measures 2011
  • Shallow Bed Acoustic 2012
  • Hooves of Doubt 2015


  • "New Ceremony" 2011
  • "No Rest" 17 June 2011
  • "Weights and Measures" 11 November 2011
  • "The Chambers and the Valves" 24 February 2012
  • "New Ceremony" 16 April 2012
  • "Zaytoun" 2013
  • "Gethsemane" June 2014
  • "Everlasting Light" July 2014
  • "Rollerskate" January 2015

See also

  • Alternative music portal
  • Biography portal
  • London portal
  • Rock music portal
  • Culture of London
  • List of bands from England
  • List of folk-rock artists
  • List of indie-rock musicians


  1. ^ Jewitt, Tom "Dry the River Announce Split" Fortitude Magazine Archived from the original on 22 November 2015 Retrieved 5 July 2017 
  2. ^ https://webarchiveorg/web/20150610200442/http://flyingwithannacom/2011/04/04/dry-the-river-wilderness-session/ Archived from the original on 10 June 2015 Retrieved 18 November 2013  Missing or empty |title= help
  3. ^ "Dry The River's Wilderness Session" Guardianmusictumblrcom Retrieved 21 September 2014 
  4. ^ Lester, Paul 9 November 2010 "Dry the River No 905 – Like Mumford & Sons, This London Band Offer a Glimpse of the Pastoral with Their Infectious Semi-Acoustic Ditties" New Band of the Day blog of The Guardian Retrieved 26 January 2013 
  5. ^ McCormick, Neil 29 February 2012 "Dry the River, Shallow Bed, Review – Neil McCormick Reviews Dry the River's Debut Album Shallow Bed" The Daily Telegraph Retrieved 26 January 2013 
  6. ^ "MAMMOTH - COME AND TRY OUR NEW BEER" Dry The River 1 November 2012 Archived from the original on 16 February 2013 Retrieved 23 April 2013 
  7. ^ "17122012 Shallow Bed Acoustic" Dry the River 17 December 2012 Archived from the original on 4 January 2013 Retrieved 26 January 2013 
  8. ^ "Dry the River / Lucky Bastards on Tour" entertaimnet via WordPress 18 October 2012 Retrieved 26 January 2013 
  9. ^ Dry the River on Facebook
  10. ^ Abbey, Lewis 3 July 2015 "Interview: Dry The River - "Next On The Agenda Is Definitely To Start Thinking About Album Three"" Inveterate Archived from the original on 3 July 2015 Retrieved 3 July 2015 
  11. ^ "Dry the River release new, final EP" DIY Retrieved 2015-11-12 
  12. ^ "Bad news for Dry The River fans - the band have split up" gigwisecom Retrieved 2015-11-12 

External links

  • drytherivernet, Official website
  • Dry the River at AllMusic

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