Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rival Sons to release third album

Coming on the heels of their success and critical acclaim in the U.K., Europeand Canada, America’s own RIVAL SONS have announced their third album HEAD DOWN will arrive in stores in the U.S. on March 19 via their new affiliation with Century Media Records. Ahead of the in-store date, the soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band will perform Thursday, March 7 on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at 11:35pm/10:35pm CT on ABC.

Reaching #1 on the Rock chart in 2012 in the U.K., HEAD DOWN has already garnered the Long Beach, CA group four-star reviews (includingMojo and the Guardian) overseas as well as magazine covers and the“Breakthrough Artist” award at the 2012 Classic Rock Awards show inLondon. In the tradition of American artists like Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, The Strokes and Kings of Leon who broke overseas first, RIVAL SONS have become a substantial presence in England and Europe, headlining their own shows and opening for Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC, among others. On top of this, the album’s first single “Keep On Swinging” has been #1 for four straight weeks on the Active Rock Radio Charts in CanadaThey’ll perform “Keep On Swinging” on Kimmel.

The video for “Keep On Swinging” can be seen On the live front, RIVAL SONS--Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday(guitar), Robin Everhart (bass), Mike Miley (drums)--are now in the midst of a headlining Canadian tour after which they have dates set in Chicago (2/18), Des Moines (2/19), Denver (2/21), Las Vegas (2/23) and a confirmed performance at this year’s SXSW Music Festival.

In the recent Jimmy Page cover story in Rolling Stone,  David Fricke writes about Page’s affection for the group, saying, "[Jimmy] Page is fully engaged in current music; he enthuses about recent London shows he's seen by Museand a young American blues-rock combo, Rival Sons (12/6/12)."
RIVAL SONS also recently premiered their new music video for “Until The Sun Comes” on The video, directed by Simon Gesrel--protégé of Academy Award-winning director Michel Gondry (White Stripes, Bjork)--can be seen here:

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