Riverboat Gamblers for Haarlem, Drachten, Rotterdam and Eindhoven23-12-2013
Riverboat Gamblers have announced the dates for a European tour in 2014. This tour - in January/February - includes four Dutch shows:
28-01-2014: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
31-01-2014: Drachten (NL) @ Iduna
01-02-2014: Rotterdam (NL) @ Rotown
02-02-2014: Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
The group last released "The Wolf You Feed". You can watch a video for a track from the record, "Heart Conditions", here:
Teaming up with Grammy-Award winning engineer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power) they set out to create a darker record that still had lots of hooks; a grittier, less polished sound to get across the true spirit of the band. Just a listen to the first fifteen seconds of the Hives-worthy opener ‘Good Veins’ shows that the band achieved their goal largely because they weren’t trying to make a record that fits into today’s musical landscape. "The Wolf You Feed" perfectly captures the era when punk rock and old rock ‘n’ roll converged “edgy and intense but still catchy so that people could dance to it if they wanted to” explains Wiebe. But, there’s also a remarkable amount of variance inherent in these songs. From the sweetly scathing anthem ‘Bite Your Tongue’ to the piano-driven, Murder City Devils-esque death march of ‘Gallows Bird’ and classic Alice Cooper-esque feel of ‘Loser Neck’, the album juxtaposes all of these influences into something that’s got its roots in the past yet still sounds remarkably relevant. Additionally the album features contributions from Mark Ryan (Marked Men, Mind Spiders) and Sean Kirkpatrick (The Paper Chase) each of whom help the band expand their sound even further.