The first year consisted of hard work, building their debut EP, ‘The World Around Me’ released in March 2014. The EP produced by Ben Humphreys and John Mitchell, consisted of five songs mixing heavy rock riffs and sophisticated clean guitars with cinematic themes and atmospherical orchestral arrangements. Shane Told of Silverstein appeared as a guest vocalist on the emotional and hard-hitting track ‘What If I Stay’.
The song became a massive success for the band and saw the video picked up for full circulation by the likes of MTV and VH1. Using this as an opportunity to support projects the band are passionate about, the band donated proceeds of this song to the organisation To Write Love On Her Arms. The band are strong advocates of animal rights and all members are vegetarian and vegan.
Following the release of the EP the band consistently toured the UK and Europe picking up support slots with Silverstein, The Qemists, Funeral For A Friend and more.
River Becomes Ocean are now building up to release their second EP ‘December’ on June 21st , produced by Sam and Joe Graves (Asking Alexandria).
01. We Will
04. Buried At Sea
05. For Now
Speaking about the record, vocalist Marvin McMahon said:“This record is very close to us and is reflective of the times we went through whilst writing it. After our old bassist left, we chose to start from scratch writing this record. We still had to hit deadlines and were pushed to finish this record within three weeks. However, this limited time frame and the strong emotions we felt enabled us to write December whilst including our experiences of that period of our lives. The songs each have the influence of our individual feelings. We used this negative energy in the most positive way possible and produced these songs which encompass our passion, drive and heartache. We could not be more proud of this release, seeing as it’s a new chapter for River Becomes Ocean, releasing all the negativity we felt and replacing it with the positivity we now experience on a daily basis right now.”
River Becomes Ocean recently unveiled their new video for ‘Seven’.
Having just completed a European tour that saw the band perform to sold out audiences across Germany, Austria and Italy, River Becomes Ocean are now looking towards to a small tour of the UK in support of the new EP.
Remaining tour dates
18/06 – Hastings – Flairz Venue Bar
EP Release Shows:
21/06 – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
22/06 – London – The Garage London
Tickets available from http://bit.ly/RBOtour