rival tides new music critiques

New Music Critiques: Rival Tides

Production9
Lyrics8
Music8
Vocals9
Musicianship9
8.6

These post-hardcore alt-rockers, Rival Tides, are radio-ready, and a label like Rise might want
 to give them a holler. While the Tides do
 not put a new twist on the genre, they’re expertly handled by producer Erik Ron (I The Mighty, Hands Like Houses). Songs like “Bleed Me Out,” “I Want More” and “Better”are deftly arranged and sonically impactful, with heat ups, cool-downs and choruses that’ll get a room moving.

There’s skilled guitar noodling, muscular drumming and lead vocals that pack both sincerity and intensity in equal measure. (Love the line “On the day I was born I crawled into the light,” demonstrating the band’s tenacious optimism.) Solid all around, these guys are ready to take on Warped Tour.

Contact: rivaltidesmusic@gmail.com
Web: rivaltides.com
Seeking: Label
Style: Rock/Alternative

Rival Tides - "Bleed Me Out"

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