Athough I have definitely exceeded the quota for recommending folk music this month, I couldn't resist one more. Dry The River are an indie folk from London.
With the support from the BBC and extensive touring around the UK, Europe and N. America, Dry The River finally got their break and signed with Transgressive Records in 2010. In 2011 they released their debut single No Rest, and followed this by releasing their debut album "Shallow Bed" on 5th March 2012.
I love the fact that despite Dry The River being a folk band, their appearance suggests nothing of the sort - boasting the grunge look expect skinny guys wearing vests, with disheveled hair and a lot of tattoos. I Love it!
As far as their live performances go - they are good! Lead singer Peter Liddle has unbelievable vocals which during the numerous harmonies, ooze conviction and emotion wonderfully. This band although seeming relatively 'new' to the scene, are by no means amateurs when it comes to performing. Dry The River, who have toured with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, are great at interacting with their crowds and showing off their light-hardheartedness, despite their sombre music.
Most of their gigs sell out so I urge you to buy tickets fast - I have!
11th August. BT London Live - Hyde Park, London
25th Aug. Edinburgh Festival Fringe - The Electric Circus, Edinburgh
27th Aug. Electric Circus - Edinburgh
20th Sept. The Bowery Ballroom - NYC
16th Oct. The Junction - Cambridge
17th Oct. Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth
18th Oct. Gloucester Guildhall - Gloucester
18th - 21st Oct. Swn Festival - Cardiff
20th Oct. Oxford
23rd Oct. Central Station & Yales - Wrexham
24th Oct. The Kazimier- Liverpool
25th Oct. 53 Degrees at University of Central Lancashire- Preston
26th Oct. Fibbers - York
27th Oct. The Leadmill - Sheffield
29th Oct. The Sugarmill - Stoke-on-Trent
30th Oct. HMV Institute - Birmingham
31st Oct. Komedia- Bath
1st Nov. O2 Shpherds Bush Empire- London
For information regarding tickets and their N. American, European and UK tour dates, check out: http://www.songkick.com/artists/2437361-dry-the-river/calendar?page=1