After bursting onto the scene, Cornwall’s Blue River are now two albums deep and have firmly won their place amongst some of the most exciting up and coming groups around. After just releasing their summer rock triumph ‘Lucy,’ they’re ready to unleash their next weapon, an undeniably catchy indie anthem that Huw Stephens (BBC R1) has already dubbed “powerful stuff.” ‘Sugar White Sand’ is set to land on the 27th September via CPR Records.
Made up of Perran Nicholls (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Marc Willoughby (lead guitar/vocals), Adam Knuckey (bass guitar/vocals), and Brett Buddy (drums/percussion), Blue River have carefully crafted a formula that has won over the ears and hearts of fans all over the country. Their indie surf-rock hasn’t gone unnoticed since they started out, resulting in support and high praise from some of the biggest names in the business, and their new single ‘Sugar White Sand’ is no exception.
A rousing record from start to finish, full of heavy guitar work, big room moments and an arena-sized singalong chorus, ‘Sugar White Sand’ has indie goodness overflowing from the get-go. Another feel-good showstopper from the 4-piece, who are flying through 2019 with real intent. On producing the track, they added:
“Sugar White Sand’ came from a bad night’s party, where one person became everything I hate and was the loudest person in the room! So, I started a chant with a group of lads, the famous ‘Oggi oggi oggi’ chant (being from Cornwall everyone instantly joined in) – it seemed to shut this person up for a bit. Then I wrote this tune! “I don’t wanna be like you” is a powerful line I think. As well as Cornwall vernacular, ‘Oggi Oggi Oggi’ is also a very well-known Welsh chant, used at international rugby matches to rouse the Welsh team forward and popularised by folk singer Max Boyce.”
As well as flexing their studio muscle, playing across some of the biggest stages around is now something of the norm for Blue River, who have taken on the likes of Boardmasters, Leopallooza, Tunes In The Dunes and The Little Orchard in explosive fashion. They’ll also be touring across the south of England over the next few months:
7th Sept – Redruth, Charlie’s Bar
13th Sept – Truro, Old Bakery Studio
13th Sept – Penzance, Studio Bar
5th Oct – Penryn, The Fish Factory (This Feeling Show)
11th Oct – Newquay, Whiskers
Heavily backed by BBC Introducing Cornwall and Devon, Radio X, Amazing Radio and many more, you’ll be hearing a lot more of Blue River very soon – who’s in?