Tomorrow night (Feb 6th) the Duchess is playing host to Black Rivers, a band made up of two- thirds of Doves: brothers Jez and Andy Williams. With Doves being on a hiatus since 2010 and lead singer Jimi Goodwin releasing a solo album, the two brothers taken a fresh direction. Experimenting a more electronic and psychedelic sound, the duo are set to release their eponymous debut album on the 9th February.
You can take a sneak peek at the album below…
Jez and Andy are also embarking on their first tour as Black Rivers, their second show being at The Duchess. The album is entirely written and produced by them, and is an excursion from Doves’ indie-rock stylings, Jez saying: “The exciting thing about Black Rivers is that we have the freedom to go wherever we want.” Brimming with natural imagery and Northern Soul, their single ‘The Forest’ will also be released on February 9th.
Since first announcing the formation of Black Rivers this summer, the duo have already established a growing reputation. Introductory track ‘The Ship’ was featured in NME’s On Repeat column and was also selected as a Q Track of the Day, while their first full single ‘Voyager 1’ added to that strong start as it hit the A list at BBC 6 Music as well as the daytime playlist at XFM. Black Rivers also performed a coveted Saturday Session for Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show.
They are also supporting Elbow and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on their tours.
Buy tickets for Black Rivers’ Duchess show HEREBy James Rudge