Black Rivers Pre-Order


Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday season! The debut Black Rivers album release date has been pushed forward a week and will now be released February 9th. Andy & Jez are signing copies purchased at their online store.

They will be playing a short tour before they go out on the megadome tour with Noel Gallagher, dates listed above. They will also be supporting Elbow in Manchester & London. For the very latest visit their official website. They have also posted a video trailer for the album on facebook, It sounds fantastic!

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Jimi’s Next Single: Lonely at the Drop

The video for Jimi’s next single Lonely at the Drop, which comes out as a digital download on January 5th. The download features a Wings of Fury remix of Hope and Live Like a River remixed by Tea Street Band.

The video was premiered by Loaded magazine. In an interview with the mag, Jimi revealed he is writing the next album and hopes to start recording this side of Christmas!

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Full Fathom Five Digital Release

Full Fathom Five

First released 20 years ago, Sub Sub’s first lp Full Fathom Five has just been released on all good digital stores.

Its not the first time certain tracks have been made available online legally, Ain’t No Love, Past & the first single Spaceface (not on FFF) can be found at iTunes on various compilations. Full Fathom Five and its follow up Delta Tapes have been traded among fans for many years, whilst the CDs fetch silly amounts of money on auction sites.

Here’s a small handful of links, it can also be streamed on Spotify.

iTunes UK

iTunes USA 

Google play

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I’m Not Sure We Will Ever Return to Doves – Jez

Black Rivers Jez Sun Interview

Here attached is an interview Jez did for the Sun newspaper that was published earlier this week. There is nothing new regarding Black Rivers that we don’t already know, besides a funny story about Jez seeing Jimi live earlier this year.

Jez sat in on 6 Music’s roundtable show last Thursday. Jez did reveal they plan to play SXSW in the States, which bodes well for us at this side of the pond. Though we’ll see what happens next year!


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Jimi & Black Rivers News

Lots going on.. Jimi has announced a couple gigs, first one being a slot at the XFM Winter Wonderland at the Manchester 02 Apollo in December. For ticket info visit the XFM site here.

Secondly, Jimi will be playing a matinee gig in Hebden Bridge as part of Heavenly Recordings birthday bash ‘A Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge’. Tix on sale now.

In Black Rivers news, an interview & live session they did for gigwise is now streaming online, you can watch it above.

A new remix of Voyager 1 (The Cosmologist’s Heliosphere Mix) is available to stream via Q mag. Visit to hear the remix.

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Black Rivers Live in Session

Black Rivers O'Leary

Black Rivers were live in session on Dermot O’Leary yesterday (Sat Oct 25th) where they performed a brilliant live version of The Forest, a track taken from the debut album. It sounds fab live! They also did a beautiful version of the vastly underrated track Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime.

To listen to the session, click here.

The second Black Rivers single Voyager 1 is now available to purchase at all good digital outlets in the UK. Overseas from what I can tell, only iTunes has it!

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Black Rivers Manchester Gorilla Setlist & Review

black rivers setlist Manc Gorilla Oct 14

Thanks to gibbo for throwing the punches to get the setlist! :)

The Manchester Evening News reviewed the gig. The general feeling is that its a good start, the new songs sound good though Jez is still getting used to being the ‘frontman’, though I’m sure that will come as they get more shows under their belt.

To read the review, click here.

Applescal has remixed Voyager 1, sounds pretty good too..

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Trojan Horse

May I point you in the direction of an excellent debut lp that was recently released by Trojan Horse of Salford.

It is a genuinely excellent album, well worth checking out. They will win the award for the best artwork of the year, if you get a copy you will know what I mean.

In other news, Black Rivers are out on tour this week. Hope to bring you some coverage of the shows as I get it.  Jez was recently interviewed by 5mag? Some interesting comments.. Doves are currently on ‘ice’ as we know, the name Black Rivers is taken from a lyric by the Fall!

To read the full interview, click here.


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Black Rivers Album Announcement

Black Rivers LP packshot

Today Black Rivers announced the details for their debut lp which is coming out February 16th 2015, the fab looking album cover pictured above.

Track listing:

1. Diamond Days
2. The Ship
3. The Forest
4. Harbour Lights
5. Voyager 1
6. Beyond The Pines
7. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
8. Age Of Innocence
9. Coral Sea
10. Deep Rivers Run Quiet

Visit Black Rivers official website for all the pre-order links, they got some signed copies available. They also announced they will be supporting Noel Gallagher in the UK and across Europe.

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Holmfirth Setlist

holmfirth setlist

The setlist (thanks to nikkijaydee) from last weekend’s show in Holmfirth, a warm up to the Ramsbottom fest which was Jimi’s last performance in a wee while.

If your a fan of the BBC’s The Driver, expect some Oh Whiskey! on tonight’s episode!

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