It’s those chaps from Doves, heading somewhere excitingly fresh…
Black Rivers

Recognise those faces? It’s pretty likely – add a Jimi Goodwin into the line-up and you’ve got Doves. But the Williams brothers, Jez and Andy, have struck out as a duo, and the material they’re making as Black Rivers is hitting so many of our sweet spots right now.

In the summer came ‘The Ship’, and last month we got a further taste of the Black Rivers sound with ‘Voyager 1’. Now, Clash can premiere the trailer for the pair’s debut album, an eponymous set scheduled for a February 9th release.

There’s clearly a sonic connection to Doves – how can there not be? – but Black Rivers are heading down a more esoteric, electronic tangent, with Krautrock leanings, based on what we’re hearing. Have a listen for yourself; here’s that album trailer:

Black Rivers (official site) play a bunch of shows around the release of their debut record, as follows (* w/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds):

February
5th – Sugarmill, Stoke
6th – Duchess, York
7th – Apollo, Manchester (w/ Elbow)
9th – Leadmill, Sheffield
10th – Bodega, Nottingham
11th – Fleece, Bristol
12th – Hammersmith Apollo, London (w/ Elbow)

March
2nd – Belgrave Hall, Leeds
3rd – Odyssey Arena, Belfast *
4th – 3Arena, Dublin *
6th – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham *
7th – SSE Hydro, Glasgow *
9th – Arena, Manchester *
10th – The o2, London *

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