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“Wheel-spinning out of Dodge like Bonnie and Clyde… Grace and Aaron Bond prove capable getaway drivers on a debut album that unfolds like a road movie.”
– Classic Rock Magazine
British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet are pleased to announce the release of their new single “Walking On The Wire” on Friday February 26th. The single is available to pre-save HERE.
“Walking On The Wire” is the third single taken from their debut album “We Fly Free”. It follows hot on the heels of their previous singles “Battleground” and “Did I Break The Law”. The new single will be accompanied by a music video filmed in the Essex countryside utilising stunning aerial drone footage.
Check out the music video trailer for “Walking On The Wire” on YouTube.
When Rivers Meet is comprised of husband and wife, Grace, and Aaron Bond. Grace takes the lion’s share of lead vocals, plays mandolin and fiddle. Aaron plays guitar and sings.
“We love this song, and we know you will be joining us on the chorus: sing it loud,” says Grace about “Walking On The Wire”. “Blending and interweaving our vocals around different harmonies is something we love to do, and we get to rock out at the same time. What could be more fun?”
In November 2020, the band released their debut album “We Fly Free” which attracted strong media support and popular demand from their growing fanbase, including rave reviews from Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Maverick, Blues in Britain, Fireworks, Vive Le Rock, Powerplay, and R’N’R.
Classic Rock Magazine said this about the debut album, “When Rivers Meet are heavy enough to get your attention and quirky enough to hold it, with songs that kick at you, but leave a boot-print on your heart.”
Prior to the debut album, the duo released two EPs “The Uprising” and “Innocence of Youth” which served as an effective precursor for the fans before the highly anticipated arrival of the debut album.
Over the past twelve months, the band has built up loyal fan engagement on their socials due to their weekly “Rockin’ The Lockdown” live stream concerts performed from their home. Airing Saturdays at 8pm, the live streams proved so popular, the duo are now performing twice weekly by adding an acoustic Wednesday morning show at 10am.
The band’s previous two singles “Battleground” and “Did I Break The Law” were played on Planet Rock for sixteen weeks. WRM were nominated in four categories at the UK Blues Awards including “Emerging Blues Artist of the Year”, “Blues Band of the Year”, “Blues Album of the Year”, and “Most Inspirational Online Performance of the Year”.
“Battleground” was voted “Track of the Week” on Classic Rock Magazine’s Louder Sound website. The album was also voted Blues Rock Reviews’ Top 20 Albums of 2020.
WRM’S passion for blues rock shows through with an underpinning of traditional blues and classic rock. On their debut album, Grace and Aaron made a concerted effort to keep to a genuine, gritty sound using authentic techniques, including tube tape echo and reverb chambers, which have created a live sound that keeps a truly vintage vibe that not only has energy, but is also a true representation of the ever-evolving sound this duo produces.
“The album is titled ‘We Fly Free’, which is indicative of where we are right now,” says Aaron. “We feel we’ve grown so much in this last year as people and as a couple: it’s really given us the confidence to write with freedom.”