In advance of their February 4th album Sidelines, indie trio Wild Rivers is releasing the track “Bedrock.” The band’s effortless harmonies surround the brooding lyrics which reflect the weight we carry, while ultimately finding acceptance.
Wild Rivers’ Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys] says, “The song came out of a period of depression. Even after you check all of the boxes, practice mindfulness, drink eight glasses of water a day, it can still rear its ugly head. This is the moment where you throw your hands up and give in to it. This song is like the catharsis that comes with that feeling.”
Sidelines captures Wild Rivers [Yassein, Andrew Oliver (lead guitar, synths), Devan Glover (vocals)] as they navigate their twenties, moving from the college years into the uncharted territories of adulthood. While introspective and thoughtful, songs on Sidelines also offer the lighthearted fun of discovering a whole new world.
Watch the video for 'Bedrock' - BELOW:
Demand for tickets for Wild Rivers’ debut UK and European tour saw them extend it last year. They will be supported by the reflective Icelandic singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent. Any remaining tickets for the dates, listed below, are available here.
Co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten) and Wild Rivers, Sidelines was recorded in Connecticut, Los Angeles and Kingston, Ontario. The band first caught audiences’ attention with their 2016 self-titled debut, followed by their acclaimed EPs, 2018’s Eighty-Eight and 2020’s Songs To Break Up To. The band have amassed over 200 million streams for Wild Rivers’ music overall, and over two million listeners and upward of 100,000 followers on Spotify.
UK and European headline tour dates:
6th - Ireland, Dublin, Workman’s Club Cellar (JUST ADDED)
7th - Ireland, Cork, Cyprus Avenue (JUST ADDED)
9th - UK, London, Oslo (JUST ADDED)
10th - UK, Manchester, Night & Day
11th - UK, London, Oslo (SOLD OUT)
14th - UK, Bristol, The Louisiana (SOLD OUT)
17th - The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord (UPGRADED VENUE)
18th - Belgium, Ghent, Trefpunt
19th - Germany, Cologne, Subway
20th - Germany, Berlin, Privatclub
22nd - Germany, Hamburg, Hebebuhne
24th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Ideal Bar (Vega)
25th - Sweden, Stockholm, Obaren
26th - Norway, Oslo, Norway, Krosset