Track of the week - Halfcut by The Rivers

Halfcut is the latest single from The Rivers and is out on streaming platforms on October 1. The Rivers are a brilliant four piece from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales comprising Daniel Hewitt on guitar/vocals, Nathan Coaker on drums, Evan Rowe on bass and Lloyd Evans on guitar. Their previous release was their debut EP (and my favourite EP of 2019) Life In General. This is their first recorded material since then. 

Daniel relates "Halfcut is about always ending up in arguments with your partner and they are drunk during them all. How it never solves anything, or they don’t take any information in and you end the night on an argument, and get straight back into it the next night"

The track has a taut, brisk and catchy pop-rock feel to it with killer fuzz tone interludes. And like all their songs it has a down-to-earth, story-telling style reminiscent of The Small Faces or The Kinks. Dan takes up the story again "I feel all the songs are about real people, real stories. I think it makes them sound relatable and is the reason people seem to like them." We do for sure. 

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Monday November 15th with support from Limerick's Static Vision

Tix €10 from Róisín Dubh website

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Kevin McGrath is a Welsh music journalist and he has compiled a charity mixtape to support his local Velindre Cancer Centre. There are now 50 artists on it including five from Blowtorch Records. As Kevin says "The album sells itself, people simply need to hear it"

Please support this great cause by buying on Bandcamp

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About Blowtorch Records

Blowtorch Records is an independent record label based in Galway, Ireland offering a boutique online home for Irish bands and artists and those further afield. We are The Future Sound Of Ireland. Take a browse through our roster. Irish punk or post-punk? Try Turnstiles and Static Vision. Lo-fi grooves from Chicago? Kid Slang are for you. Experimental electronica - Liana Forte. Indie techno - Nixer and Jagged Baptist Club. You get the picture. If you are looking for a digital space and promotion for your recorded music then get in touch. We’ll have a listen to your songs and if they chime we can offer you a page on the Blowtorch website with bio info, images, videos and your social signals. Your tracks can be downloaded or purchased from your page. We can get your songs onto Spotify and other streaming services, give advice on mixing & mastering and arrange physical releases. If you have any other questions try our FAQ page or get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.


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