As the river which once flowed the indie-folk revival is beginning to dry up, so too are the bands which fueled it. The latest being, as you’ve guessed, Dry The River. These east-London indie-folkers have called it quits after seven years of spreading their beautiful music. Despite claiming to be thinking about album number three in an interview a few years back, instead the band will simply release a farewell EP. Not quite what us fans were expecting or asking for, but beggars can’t be choosers. The parting gift Hooves Of Doubt, is out today (November 12) and consists of a collection of songs recorded at the same time as Alarms in the Heart.
In a statement by Dry The River, it reads: “Sons & Daughters of the River, We’ve had an incredible seven years, but we’ve decided it’s time to move on to new endeavours,”
“This message is a thank you, really – your figurative and literal support has single-handedly kept us going, through rough economic times, label and lineup changes. Although the music industry is changing the underlying transaction is always the same – when you buy records, tickets and t-shirts you keep the bands you love afloat, and we’re grateful beyond words that you’ve carried us through more than 500 shows in 50 countries.”
“Today we release a parting gift in the form of an EP ‘Hooves of Doubt’, a collection of songs recorded at the same time as Alarms in the Heart. You can listen / buy / stream that below. Thanks to Huw Stephens for playing the title track on his show last night.”
“Love to everyone who’s been part of our extended family for this unpredictable and unimaginable journey. Look after yourselves, and hopefully we’ll bump into some of you in our new lives.”
Listen to the EP below *wipes away tears*: