Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Tags

Reggae Rock


Sounds like

The Black Seeds, Fat Freddy's Drop, Katchafire, John Mayer


band members

Ward Hancock -Guitar and Vocals Jake Underwood - Lead Guitar Sam Hesketh - Saxophone Carlin Towers -Drums and BV's Miguel Hutton - Keys Sean Hutton - Percussion and BV's


Influences

The Beautiful Girls, Lord Echo, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughan


Website

Bio

With a pumping rhythm section and wailing soloists, KING RIVER RISING blends Reggae and Rock seamlessly while paying homage to the predecessors of both genres.

Compared to the Black Seeds, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Kingfisha, KRR have spent the past three years honing their craft in Melbourne, backed up by manic visits to regional Victoria and sell-out shows in NSW and Queensland.

Fresh from their East Coast tour which saw them support the likes of Nicky Bomba and The Sunny Coast Rudeboys at a packed Triffid in Brisbane, 2020 is set to be a big year of new music and more touring.

Their single ‘Pull You Closer’ was launched to a sold out Basement at St Kilda’s Espy and has enjoyed some Triple J love. It’s been spun on Roots N’All and topped the Unearthed Roots charts, as well as cracking the top ten in the overall charts.

Their EP ‘Owe Your Own’ is set for release in the middle of the year.

‘Owe Your Own’ presents an exciting picture of the group’s musical trajectory and showcases chemistry that has grown through the highs and lows of touring, writing and gigging.

With many sonic backgrounds to choose from, the EP provides delicacy as well as intensity throughout five tracks. Rich and distorted guitar tones accompany sweet three-part harmonies, spacious and moody electric piano sits behind deep Reggae-styled snare, while thick, warm bass sits beneath the sharp stabs of the band’s talented horn section.

With a hunger to be pivotal players in Australia’s Reggae scene and hardened by three years on the road, KING RIVER RISING is a band to watch, with members pushing their own limits, as well as those of the Reggae Rock genre.

Check out KING RIVER RISING’s fresh take on Reggae Rock with a distinct Australian style.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

15 Dec 2020

Triple J
45

King River Rising stays true to rock-reggae coastal vibes with every track the has brought our way in 2020. This is no exception - another great one. Reminiscent of Cat Empire, if they took guitar solos. I love how their music makes you want to dance, dance and groove. Don't be surprised if you find your self making a 'this is a groove' kind of stank face in the breakdown, it...

King River Rising stays true to rock-reggae coastal vibes with every track the has brought our way in 2020. This is no exception - another great one. Reminiscent of Cat Empire, if they took guitar solos. I love how their music makes you want to dance, dance and groove. Don't be surprised if you find your self making a 'this is a groove' kind of stank face in the breakdown, it's only natural haha.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 May 2020

Triple J
40

The KRR crew making a mighty big rumble with this blustering reggae rocker.

The KRR crew making a mighty big rumble with this blustering reggae rocker.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

soooo thoroughly chilled. and i can hear that john mayer love coming through too.

soooo thoroughly chilled. and i can hear that john mayer love coming through too.