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Brave Rival release ‘Run and Hide’

Brave Rival turned to the abundance of talent on the Portsmouth blues and soul scene.

Life’s Machine is the stunning debut album from Portsmouth-based five-piece rock, blues, and soul band Brave Rival featuring the hypnotic lead vocals of Lindsey Bonnick and Chloe Josephine.

Released to critical acclaim earlier this year, the album will be released on deluxe double purple vinyl format with pre-orders going live Friday 7th October via

To celebrate the impending release on vinyl, the band will be releasing their fourth single taken from the debut album titled Run and Hide. It will be released Friday 7 October 2022.

Run and Hide is available to pre-save HERE.

“Run and Hide is a New Wave of Classic Rock banger that tells the tale of a stalker going a few steps too far. Something I think a lot of women sadly have had to deal with in one way or another”, says Brave Rival’s co-lead vocalist, Chloe Josephine.

“We went really big on the production of this song to really capture those massive 80’s rock sounds” explains drummer Donna Peters. “But there are elements of light and shade with a bridge that is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Heart!”

The deluxe edition of Life’s Machine will be released on double purple vinyl and will feature four bonus acoustic songs recorded by the band live at St Mary’s Church, Portsmouth with their Producer Tarrant Shepherd at the helm.

“Vinyl was something we always wanted to do, but we also wanted to make it extra special,” says Brave Rival’s guitarist, Ed Clarke. We decided to make a limited-edition colour vinyl run of 300. Once they are gone, they are gone!” “The four extra acoustic tracks will be on side 4 and will include new and old original songs in a reworked way.

Brave Rival, who were nominated for “Best Emerging Blues Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards 2022 and recently took part in the UK Blues Challenge 2022, recorded Life’s Machine in the picturesque Surrey countryside at The Mayfair Studio. The band enlisted the talents of record producer and engineer Tarrant Shepherd, an up-and-coming maestro of the control room who cut his teeth with Brit Award winning producer Greg Haver and award- winning multi-platinum producer and engineer Clint Murphy.


7 October – Cornwall Rocks Festival
20 October – Tapestry Arts, Bradford (supporting Dom Martin)
21 October – Blue Funk, Rhythm & Blues Club, Manchester (supporting Dom Martin)
22 October – The Wharf, Stourport-On-Severn (supporting Dom Martin)
23 October – The Harlington, Fleet (supporting Dom Martin)
26 October – The Factory, Worthing (supporting Dom Martin)
27 October – Bourne Music Club (supporting Dom Martin)
28 October – Goin’ Up The Country, Chester (supporting Dom Martin)
29 October – The Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir (supporting Dom Martin)
5 November – Music Club, Coolham (Supporting Catfish)
10 November – The Blues Bar, Tring
11 November – Hallelujah Festival, Hartlepool
12 November – The Leopard, Doncaster
13 November – The Musician, Leicester
15 November – The 100 Club, London (Supporting Corky Laing)
18 November – The Yardbirds Club, Grimsby
16 November – The Bullingdon, Oxford (Supporting Corky Laing)
19 November – Parish Hall, Sedgefield (Supporting Corky Laing)
20 November – Whitby Blues Festival, Whitby
9 December – The 1865, Southampton (Supporting Laurence Jones)
15 December – Emsworth Music Club Xmas Party