Join Blue River here for their much anticipated album launch party, Life Imitating Art. Get your signed album copies right here.
'Blue River bring together solid rhythms, catchy melodies and vocal harmonies to create a sense of pleasing pop perfection, with the right amount of dirtiness to keep you satisfied.'
Support includes The Rezner, back here with new material. We look forward to this. Further support to be announced soon.
Tickets £6 ADV
Doors open 730PM
Audience: 16+ (ID Required. Under 16's admitted with an accompanying adult 25+)
Parking: There is no event parking on site. Please park at Garras Wharf or Tesco car parks and walk round (2 mins).
Blue River are a 4 piece indie-pop rock quartet from Cornwall. Singer and guitarist Perran Nicholls, guitars and vocals Marc Willoughby, bass guitars Matthew Bond, and drums Terry McGowan. Ever since debut release album, ANYDAY TOMORROW, released September 2016, the band have continued to strengthen their songbooks and releases with an iTunes profile that could rival Glasto headliners.
They play a type of music that draws many influences, from indie brit rock roots to early 60s pop, these passions go on to form a true sound of undeniable pleasing melodies and songs you just need to dance and sing to. Forming in Cornwall their attitude and work ethic reflect a mantra that says anything is possible if you just put your mind to it.
Their unwavering dedication will see them play shows to every listener fathomable, enduring 9 hour coach journeys along the way. With new album, LIFE IMITATING ART, forthcoming, this is a band the merit your time and demand your ears.
Having become a staple of the BBC Introducing scene in Cornwall by playing the Introducing stages at both Boardmasters and the Little Orchard Festival in 2016, and again at Little Orchard Festival 2017, each successive single release almost picks itself for the BBC Introducing shows on Radio Cornwall. They'll be playing the BBC stage at this years Looe Music Festival, what is set to be a busy year for them with the release of the highly anticipated second album.
Louise Elliot – Guitarist for Grace Jones and Kernow in the City organiser
"They are a stomping band!"
Aaron Kent – Writer for The Cornish Guardian
"Pop runs through Blue River's new single Watergate Bay
Watergate Bay seems to be the biggest
step forward for them yet, especially after Kernow King tweeted about it"
David White – BBC Radio Cornwall presenter
"They have some great videos on their Youtube channel!" "Doing some great stuff at the minute"
Keira Trethowan – Blog writer for cornwallmusicscene.tumblr.com
"Anyday Tomorrow has heart, soul and a quality of professionalism that makes me wonder why the band haven't hit the big time yet. Critically speaking, it's not an album that tackles any heavy subject matters or emotions, but it is very listenable and I can foresee the band having a shiny future in the mainstream indie music scene."
Lee Trewhela – Writer for West Brition and The Cornishman
"there is enough originality and downright youthful enthusiasm here to make Blue River ones to watch. Highlights include Angel's Lane (She Don't Know) which has the same everyman, anthemic quality as first album Stone Roses and R U Getting Enough? which is elephant-sized and wouldn't sound out of place filling any arena. Perfect album closer X Marks The Spot has the sort of classic, crystalline guitar line you're sure must have been written before. That is hasn't is credit to Blue River's burgeoning songwriting power. "
Richard Searby-Bates – Writer for The West Briton
"They are young, cool as you like, and have done their homework. If a band is a collective sum total of their inspirations, then Blue River walk the walk. Instantly you know they would be selling records by the thousands if they had hit stores circa 1997.
But this doesn't mean they are outdated. The Camborne band are writing classic rock anthems with a very British twang and are proud of it. "
Natasha Price – Blog writer for rum-tum.com
"Watergate Bay, an example of the ever-developing Blue River sound and it has caused quite a response with the band's following. The rest of the album promises more pop-rock tunes and much bigger musical numbers, incorporating new instruments and techniques. This album follows the success of Blue River's last EP, X Marks The Spot – a rhythm-fuelled collage of catchy tunes. Dripping in Brit-Pop influences and Artic Monkeys style lyrics, all four songs deserve their place and there is nothing filler about any of them."