This is a record label for those who share our passion for music.
Musicians ourselves, we aim to introduce new really talented artists to the rock scene.
Artists who can write bloody good songs.
Artists who are great live performers.
Artists who can really excite and inspire.
The current music scene is said to be dull, but that is just mainstream, radio friendly stuff we're talking about. Rock music has gone back underground, so we went underground to find real talent, musicians who do not match the standards of a record industry which has gone pathetically conservative. Those who are just too good for that.
It will probably take a while before the music industry captures the current underground vibe in rock and blues. In the meantime, we'll bring you the best of that new scene: we started with the release of Gwyn Ashton's critically acclaimed debut album "Feel the Heat", and "Fang It!" , which was the product of the collaboration between Gwyn Ashton and some of the best musicians around: ex-Rory Gallagher sidemen Gerry McAvoy (bass) and Brendan O'Neill (drums). As if it were not enough, the album was produced by Nine Below Zero's Dennis Greaves! Gwyn's acoustic masterpiece "Beg, Borrow & Steel" came next...
The Inmates have found with Riverside a label which would spend time trying to find the long-lost masters and cover art of their amazing album "Meet the Beatles". That great live album of high-octane R&B Beatles covers , after 15 years, is now available again with 6 extra tracks from the same concert. Similar research was conducted to find the masters of "Fast Forward", to which we added 3 previously unreleased live tracks.
Riverside also released Nine Below Zero's classic albums in France, starting with the legendary "Live at the Marquee", "Don't Point Your Finger" and "Third degree". We have also released NBZ's new album "Refrigerator".
The latest famous inclusion to our roster is metal legends GIRLSCHOOL, with the release in France of their fantastic new album "Not That Innocent"
London's queens of sleazy, glam punk n'roll GIRLS ON TOP. Their outrageous debut album "Ovulater" is now out in the UK!
Our latest signing: CHICKEN LEGS WEAVER, weird and wonderful
Our records are distributed by:
France: Virgin Records/Night & Day
Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Rough Trade
Benelux: Bertus Distributie
Scandinavia: Helan Communications
USA: Burnside Distribution
Canada: PHD Distributing
Australia/New Zealand: Stone Hut Music