Bands that are able to evade pigeon-holing in terms of genre are bands that we have always strived to work with here at Basick. So, when we first took a listen to Toulouse-based RIVIẼRE, we were instantly compelled.
Whilst the four-piece's music has its roots firmly in the post-rock/progressive metal world, there are strong elements of post-hardcore, alternative metal and, amazingly, 80s electro. Together with influences of Karnivool, Deftones and Tool, RIVIẼRE's material makes for an immensely interesting and satisfying listen.
A band that is essentially completely fresh on the rock and metal scene, RIVIẼRE have spent the last two years working tirelessly on their debut release, 'Heal', which they are finally ready to unleash upon a very unsuspecting audience.
Hypnotic, crushing and full to the brim with sass, this bold debut release will take you all by surprise. If you don't know who RIVIẼRE are now, you sure as hell will after you've given 'Heal' a spin. The album will be released via Basick January 20th 2017, and the first single, 'Golden Wounds', will be released October 28th.