10 Questions for I See Rivers!

First things first how did you come to be?

We’re all from different parts of Norway, but we didn’t meet before we all moved to Liverpool to study music. We formed the band quite quickly, as we spent all time hanging out with each other in the first place.

What genre of music would you say you play?

Our music floats somewhere between pop and folk, and we therefor invented our own genre “Float Folk”.

Which bands/artists do you take influences from?

We listen to quite a lot of different music, but a lot of our influences comes from bands such as Fleet Foxes, Feist, Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver.

Best venue you’ve ever played and why?

We’ve been super lucky to play some crazy beautiful venues, but Olympia Theatre in Dublin is our definite favourite! We played there last April while we were on tour with Newton Faulkner – the venue is absolutely breath taking and the audience were super lovely.

Best gig you’ve ever attended?

We played Green Man Festival last summer and we saw Edvard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros play the main stage. We’ve never seen anyone with such a massive amount of charisma on stage and the band was amazing! (AND we also got to witness an actual proposal in the audience – it was magical)

A band you would most like to support and why?

Sufjan Stevens! (We love you, man…)

 

A band that you would like to work with?
Fleet Foxes (imagine the crazy harmonies..!)

Top five albums you’ve ever heard?

In no particular order:

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Andy Shauf – The Bearer of Bad News

Jónsi – Go – Advance

Siri Nilsen – Alle Snakker Sant

 

Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?

We’re so incredibly proud of our upcoming EP ‘Standing Barefoot’ which we’ll be releasing on April 21st! It was a really lovely experience recording and making the EP with our good friends Owain Jenkins and Toby Couling in Wales, Liverpool and London. It has been a great experience for us to be involved in the whole process from actually being in the studio to producing and mixing  the EP (with very good help, of course!).

What’s next in the pipeline?

First up is the release of the EP (which we’re celebrating at St. Luke’s Church in Kentish Town, London), but then we’ll be going on tour in May (we can’t tell you where just yet, but keep an eye out!) before playing some lovely festivals this summer such as Belladrum in Scotland (05.08) and Sørøyrocken in Northern Norway (27.07)

Thanks for taking the time to take on the 10 questions guys!

‘DA RAM’, single: https://soundcloud.com/i-see-rivers/da-ram-single

‘DA RAM’ [Official Video]https://youtu.be/bPLl1CYOIZ4

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