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.
Rival Tides - "Bleed Me Out"