Dry the River's new single, No Rest, is the band's next single following the release of their debut, New Ceremony. Their debut album, as yet untitled, is due to be released later this year.
Based in East London, Norwegian-born Peter Liddle, Matt Taylor, Scott Miller, classically-trained violinist Will Harvey and Jon Warren formed Dry the River in Spring 2009 and list their influences as: Leonard Cohen, At The Drive-In, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bruce Springsteen and Devendra Banhart, among others.
Their debut single, New Ceremony, was sold out on pre-order sales alone when it was released in March this year. Following its release, Dry the River received support from Radio 1, NME, The Sunday Times and XFM.
This year the band played at SXSW to a positive response and played the John Peel stage at Glastonbury this year. Dry the River have also announced a UK tour over the summer, including summer festivals, with the dates as follows:
2nd Hop Farm Festival
8th Eastleigh Festival of Music
9th Rhythms of the World Festival
10th Lounge on the Farm Festival
16th Lovebox Festival
22nd Truck Festival
24th Tramlines Festival
5th Belladrum Festival
13th Wilderness Festival
14th Beacons Festival
14th Summer Sundae
20th Green Man Festival
2nd End of the Road Festival
13th Deaf Institute
14th Bodega Social
15th New Slang
17th Southsea Fest
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