Initially emerging from the London open mic scene, River Fury has gained instant attention thanks to a series of singles released earlier this year. After signing to Painted Halo Records in the Summer, they have begun a campaign which started last week with the release of their new single Wasteful, and which will culminate at the end of November with the release of their first EP, Five Year Plan.
Upon premiering Wasteful, Clash Magazine described the song as “a stellar offering, the concise guitar riffs matched to a punk energy and some deft songwriting moments”. XS Noize is delighted to bring you the premiere of the video accompanying the song. Speaking about the video, singer/guitarist Patric Nutton said: “Undoubtedly this video captures the raw nature of the band in full flow, lost in the harmonious discordance of their own company, surrounded by their spiritual totems for inspiration (raw chicken, voodoo doll, Burt Reynolds, and a plastic unicorn). Locked away from the animals outside, these boyish menfolk lose themselves in wild abandon, cranking up the wattage to eleven and enjoying every minute of it.”
Check out the exclusive XS Noize video premiere of ‘Wasteful’ – BELOW:
The video, directed by Mat Green, was shot at Bally Studios in London, and features the band in a typically playful mood, reflective of their sound and their vitality, the blue bottle a metaphor perhaps for many things (“The truth?”, asks Patric), but most likely symbolic of life’s rites of passage.
The band will embark on a short UK tour to promote the releases, starting with a headlining gig at the Finsbury in London on the 3 November and including a slot at the prestigious Ramsgate Music Hall, winner of the NME Award for Small Venue in 2015.