First taster of new material from the highly anticipated second full length record

Purveyors of style and substance These Wicked Rivers have announced details of their brand new single ‘Black Gold’, the first to be released from the upcoming ‘Force of Nature’ full length album. The single, released on September 15, displays the trademark ‘Rivers touches that fans have come to expect, with an infectiously exuberant chorus underpinned by a punchy main riff. The track is accompanied by a brand new video and heralds the impending launch of the band’s second full length studio album, following on from 2020’s ‘Eden’.

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With an incredible work ethic at the heart of what they do, These Wicked Rivers have toured the length and breadth of the UK with the likes of Hayseed Dixie, Those Damn Crows, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons and Kira Mac, building a devoted fanbase and gaining converts in every town and city they play. Now signed to the freshly minted Fat Earth Records label, the Derbyshire five-piece  are planning to unleash their new record in March next year. Before that, a Planet Rock sponsored tour in December beckons.

Vocalist/guitarist John Hartwell says of the new single:
“​I always love when you can dance to a song that’s also got something to say, and that’s what Black Gold brings to the table. It’s a song about corruption and greed, that you can sing along and move your feet to. I hope it brings some joy to everyone who hears it, especially during these times.”

Guitarist Arran Day is similarly excited about the forthcoming album:
“We’re incredibly proud of the album; it feels like this is us, as a band, sticking our hippie flag in the ground and saying this is who we are and it's only going to get better from here. I think the album showcases both power and emotion with a good balance of everything we have to offer. My hope is that when people drop the needle and sit back in the chair they will be taken to a magical place and forget about any worries they may have. If it achieves that, then we'll be happy.”

Collectively These Wicked Rivers are aiming for the top. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as “The sound of what might’ve happened if Clutch got a bit stoned with Audioslave and Zakk Wylde – and then jammed late into the night”, the band blend subtle blues touches with a hard rock edge, adding soulful vocals to create a sound that is as dramatic as it is exhilarating.

Fans can stream the single from any platform HERE

Watch the official video for ‘Black Gold here:

New studio album ‘Force of Nature’ out March 1st 2024
Pre-order here:

Digital Pre-save HERE

For Fat Earth Records enquiries contact:
For Management enquiries contact Josie O’Toole – 

These Wicked Rivers Tour Dates on sale now
December 1 - Southampton The Loft
December 2 - Planet Rockstock *SOLD OUT*
December 6 - Norwich Waterfront Studio
December 7 - Birmingham Asylum
December 8 - Sheffield Corporation
December 9 - Glasgow Audio
December 13 London O2 Academy2 Islington
December 14 - Chester Live Rooms
December 15 - Newcastle Anarchy Brewery
December 16 - Derby Hairy Dog *LOW TICKETS*
December 17 - Bristol Thekla

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