Rival Sons

Rival Sons

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Band from Long Beach, Southern California

‘Fizzing with freshness’ - BBC
‘Sunkissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks, with the band’s soul, funk and blues influences thrust joyously to the fore... If you thrilled to the Black Keys’ El Camino, it’s time to meet your new favourite band ‘- Guardian
Released in June 2014 via Earache Records, Great Western Valkyrie puts Rival Sons freewheeling fuzz and improvisational stage ethos to wax and cements their position as America’s next great rock’n’roll band. With a ‘conscious decision for this band to be just what it is’ (Jay Buchanan) this album is more cohesive than any Rival Sons album before.
From the beach cities of Southern California, the time was ripe for Rival Sons. Guitarist Scott Holiday had long been searching for something that would fit his psychedelic vision and fuzzy garage rock tones, then things fell into place when blues singer/songwriter Jay Buchanan put the solo career on the backburner and gave rock ‘n’ roll a chance. Scott Holiday: ‘a random find on the Internet points me to Jay Buchanan. In 13 seconds I realize I have just come across the singer I've looked for over the last 10-12 years of my life.’
Jay was invited to record vocals on the band’s debut release ‘Before the fire’ ‘Singing On My Way in a single take. We never even ran tape a 2nd time. That was a first to witness for me. And so it was born... Rival Sons.’
Four albums on, with an ever-growing fan base the band go from strength to strength and have never looked back.
Emerging from a scene where over-production was commonplace, writing and recording in a hotbox of activity without prior discussion or preparation came to be what Rival Sons is about. ‘We have a reputation for recording our albums very quickly and keeping things very live - off the floor.’
As Holiday puts it after recording Before The Fire: ‘This is just the simplest way to not cheat ourselves or the listener. Rock and Roll can’t be over-thought, and if it is, it loses its immediacy and instinct … it needs to be a knife fight, not a choreographed knife dance’

Jay Buchanan (vocals)
Scott Holiday (guitar)
Michael Miley (drums)
Dave Beste (bass)
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Rival Sons Discography

Albums

none Rival Sons Before The Fire (Album) Front Line Music none 2009 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons Live @ the Roxy 6/12/09(10xFile, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none US 2009
MOSH434LP Rival Sons Pressure & Time (Album) Earache MOSH434LP UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH434CDSYNC Rival Sons Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Earache MOSH434CDSYNC UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH450LP Rival Sons Head Down (Album) Earache MOSH450LP UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH516LP Rival Sons Great Western Valkyrie (Album) Earache MOSH516LP Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOSH562LPRED Rival Sons Hollow Bones (Album) Earache MOSH562LPRED Norway 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Rival Sons Rival Sons (EP, MiniAlbum) Earache none US 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH434CDZ Rival Sons All Over The Road(CD, Single, Promo) Earache MOSH434CDZ Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH440CDS Rival Sons Soul(CD, Single, Promo) Earache MOSH440CDS UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH434CDS Rival Sons Pressure And Time(CD, Single, Promo) Earache MOSH434CDS UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOSH455 Rival Sons Company Man / Life For This Road (Single) Earache MOSH455 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Promo Rival Sons Until The Sun Comes (Single) Earache Promo UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons Face Of Light(CDr, Single) Earache none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons You Want To(CD, Single, Pro) Earache none UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons Wild Animal(CD, Single, Promo) Earache none UK 2013 Sell This Version
MOSH495 Rival Sons Manifest Destiny Part One(10", Ltd, Pic, Rec) EARACHE MOSH495 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Promo Rival Sons Keep On Swinging(CD, Single, Pro) Earache Records Ltd., Century Media, CO5 Music Promo US 2013 Sell This Version
MOSH518 Rival Sons Electric Man(7", Single, Gre) Earache MOSH518 UK, Europe & US 2014 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons Open My Eyes(CD, Single, Promo) Earache none UK 2014 Sell This Version
no number Rival Sons Live At Compound Studios In Long Beach (The Amazon Sessions) (Live)(3xFile, MP3, EP) Earache no number UK 2014
none Rival Sons Good Things(CDr, Single, Promo) Earache none UK 2014 Sell This Version
MOSH550 Rival Sons Black Coffee (Single) Earache MOSH550 UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons All That I Want (Single) Earache none UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Rival Sons Thundering Voices(7", Single, Ora) Earache none UK 2016 Sell This Version