The group from Leiden in the Netherlands, now labeled as Cinematic Post Rock, naturally lives it out again in the realms of post rock on their third album. However, 'Ruins' does not traverse the usual wasteland. DOWNRIVER DEAD MEN GO sometimes build up the atmosphere of their compositions with cinematic elements, thus penetrating the usual melancholy that could also come from the Scandinavian region. Click here to read the full review.
The new album is another musical step forward for Downriver Dead Men Go and shows a slightly heavier and darker side of the band. The individual tracks that fill the program of the album "Ruins" have a wide dynamic range: from exploding guitars to a gentle whisper and touch the boundaries of different musical styles. However, to simplify the matter as much as possible, let's assume that it is spatial post rock in the truest sense of the word. Click here to read the full review.
Dutch combo Downriver Dead Men go provide an instant contrast – “Their undeniable morose and downbeat style exploring far darker territory. With a vibe similar to Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, theirs is a set of doom-laden textures, slow-building intensity and almost unrelenting tension.” Guitarist Michel Varkevisser delivers some lovely fretboard manoeuvres, channelling Gilmour in opener Ruins, jangling Chris Isaac in Walking Away and going frenetic during the big set closer Stone in My Heart.
Album Ruins will be released through Freia Music on November 24, with the vinyl release following on February 23 in 2023.
The Ruins T-Shirt and Mug (limited) can already be bought in our webshop.
In the meantime you can listen to our new track “Line in the Sand” on Youtube.
The CD ‘Ruins’ will soon be shipped to all of you who ordered it through our kickstarter campaign including, if chosen, your T Shirt.
For those who ordered the vinyl, you will receive a cd of Ruins as a gift. The vinyl will hopefully be available round December although nothing is certain in the world of vinyl. The gift is our way of saying sorry for the long wait.
But rest assured!
All our merchandise, including T Shirts of Ruins, Departures and some new designs we are working on will soon be available in our webshop.
On the 18th of September we will be performing at the ‘A Sunday In September’ festival in London together with Lesoir, The Gift EBB and Maud the Moth.
This will be our first ever gig in the UK, we can’t wait.
|LONDON: The Bedford (map)|
|Sunday 18th September, 2022|
|Door time: 1:00pm, Start time: 1:30pm|
|18 and over|
The 4th of may is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands. To honour those who have fallen for our freedom, we made a video for the song Line in the Sand. This song was written two years ago, and is about war and all the madness that comes with it. Asking ourselves ‘who’s to decide, who lives and who dies, and who draws the line in the sand’. Sadly, the song is even more actual today than when it was written, with war raging once again in Europe. Lest we forget…
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We have made several packages to choose from:
- Downriver Dead Men Pack
- Downriver Poor Men Pack
- Downriver Welfare Men pack
- Downriver Worker Men Pack
- Downriver Middle-class Men Pack
- Downriver Rich Men Pack
- Downriver Filthy Rich Men Pack
- Downriver Undead Men Pack
- Living-room concert + Poor Men Pack
- Downriver LIVE Men Pack