Off the back of their critically acclaimed debut album Eden, These Wicked Rivers have released their fourth single Won’t Be Broken, check the video out above.
Taken from their debut album, Won’t Be Broken is one of the most powerful songs on the record. The track is a solid, perfectly crafted rock number in which tasteful guitar riffs, unrelenting rhythms, and intense, gritty vocals come together to create a song that is as beautiful as it is relatable. The energy-fuelled introduction finds its counterpart in the sinuous, brooding verse where sharp hard rock edges are balanced by bluesy echoes, which erupt into a sincere and passionate climax.
Frontman John Hartwell comments: “‘Won’t Be Broken’ revolves around someone stuck in a relationship with someone whose jealousy and paranoia cause them to try and break their partner’s life apart so that they are left with no one else to rely on. It’s about realising what is happening and finding the strength to pull themselves out of it before it’s too late.”
Won’t Be Broken is just one example of what These Wicked Rivers are capable of. Their critically acclaimed debut record ‘Eden’ bursts with excellence. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Clutch, the band has created a series of tracks that organically and seamlessly co-exist and interact, producing a cohesive record that has impressed critics and fans alike.
Drummer, Dan Southall says: “With this album, we’re really proud of what we’ve achieved. We feel we’ve made an album that encapsulates everything we have done before and shows what we want to be in the future. We can’t wait to take it on the road when circumstances allow.”
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the band was forced to postpone their tour. Some of the dates have already been rescheduled and are listed below, including a main stage slot at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2021. Further announcements will be made soon…
Dan Southall adds: “We’re so excited to finally be getting “Eden” out there and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the response to the record. Not even a worldwide pandemic has stopped our fans supporting us. We launched a “Stay at Home” tea-making bundle as something fun to look forward to during lockdown and that sold out in double-quick time. The merch bundles are nearly sold out. The orders just keep coming. The support has been unbelievable and we can’t thank everyone enough. Incredible.”
Rescheduled UK Tour Dates
Fri 13thNov Great Yarmouth, HRH Crows/Blues
Sat 14thNov Southport, Prince Of Wales Hotel
Sat 23rdJan Leicester, HRH NWOCR 2 Academy
Sat 13thMar Swansea, Patti Pavillion
Fri 9th April Buckley, The Tivoli (w/ Those Damn Crows)
Sat 17th April Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Sun 18th April Cleethorpes, Cleethorpes Rocks fest
Sat 1st May Sheffield, Corporation Heretic Fest
Sun 2nd May Swansea, Patti Pavillion – Sound Bay Fest
Sat 22nd May Lincolnshire Showground, Call of the Wild Festival
Fri 16th July Maidstone, Ramblin’ Man Festival, Main Stage
Sat 31st July Coalville, Savfest
Tea Leaves (Intro)
Hit the Ground
Count To Ten
Won’t Be Broken
World In Chains
Don’t Pray For Me *bonus track only available on physical
Formed in 2014, These Wicked Rivers have previously released two EPs: The Enemy and II, alongside a double A-side Shoulda Known Better, which gained the band a first wave of critical acclaim.
These Wicked Rivers are: Vocals/Guitar – John Hartwell, Guitar/Vocals – Arran Day, Bass – Sam Williams, Drums/Vocals – Dan Southall