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2022-05-11

Wed 11 May 2022

LIVE: WILD RIVERS

19:30 - 23:00

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2022-05-11

DHP Family Presents:

WILD RIVERS

Live as Oslo, Hackney

Wild Rivers effortlessly blend exquisite harmonies with impassioned songwriting and
bring it all to life with a captivating live show. The band is currently working on their next
full-length album, but in the meantime, they are starting 2021 with a soul-stirring new
single called “Love Gone Wrong,” which continues the theme of their acclaimed 2020
EP, Songs To Break Up To [Nettwerk].
On “Love Gone Wrong,” rich male/female harmonies bring the emotional lyrics to life as
they explore the pain of a relationship ending. With the band home in Toronto due to the
pandemic, “Love Gone Wrong” was produced remotely from Los Angeles by Christian
“Leggy” Langdon (Meg Myers, Banks, Amos Lee) and mastered by Grammy-winning
engineer Emily Lazar (Beck, Vampire Weekend, Dolly Parton).
“’Love Gone Wrong’ is about the paradox of being in a relationship,” explains co-lead
vocalist and songwriter Khalid Yassein. “When it’s over, you’re left wondering whether
the best moments are worth the unavoidable heartache and pain. There are all these
contradictions that come to mind for when something good goes south… Laughing ‘til
you can’t breathe, tripping on your own feet, dancing to a heart break song. All of it feels
like a shame, like love gone wrong.”
Wild Rivers first caught attention with their 2016 self-titled debut, followed by their
acclaimed EPs, 2018’s Eighty-Eight and 2020’s Songs To Break Up To, which all
combined have earned the band 200 Million streams. Having supported artists like The
Paper Kites, Donovan Woods and Jake Bugg, Wild Rivers has built a dedicated live
following thanks to their charismatic stage presence. After spending the majority of 2019
on the road, highlighted by 150-plus shows to packed audiences across North America,
Wild Rivers retreated to Nashville to record Songs To Break Up To, where they worked
with producer Skylar Wilson (Rayland Baxter; Justin Townes Earle; Joshua Hedley) to
expand their sonic palette by further incorporating synths, guitar effects, gang vocals,
and choral harmonies. Inspired by Yassein facing the dissolution of a long-term
relationship, the result is a striking six-song EP that transposes personal experiences
into relatable anthems woven from strands of folk, indie, rock, pop, country, and
beyond.
They followed the EP’s release with a heartfelt and inspiring video for single “Thinking
‘Bout Love” featuring Voices of Our City Choir, the San Diego-based non-profit
organization created in response to the current housing crisis. The band had previously
announced plans to donate $1 from each ticket sold to their 2020 tour to the
organization; their global “Where We Left Off” tour, which included sold-out dates and
upgraded venues, was postponed due to Covid-19.The band closed 2020 with “Live From Lockdown,” bringing their soulful live show to
computer screens around the globe for a virtual concert experience benefiting Bring
Change to Mind (US) and Jack.org (Canada) – two organizations working primarily with
youth to end the stigma around mental illness and make sure they have the tools they
need to look after their mental health.
Wild Rivers is Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys], Devan Glover [vocals, bass], and
Andrew Oliver [lead guitar, bass]. Stay tuned for more news from Wild Rivers.

 

 

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