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The Riven’s Top 5

Hard hitting, sharp shooting power rock influenced by the great sounds of the 1970s and 80s. The Riven plays honest Rock & Roll that makes you wanna shake your fist and bang your head. Their music and lyrics will take you on a sonic journey “The Riven is an electrifying powerhouse, Classic Rock for the 21st Century”.

This is their Top 5. Answered by Arnau Díaz

TOP 5 pieces of equipment that every musician must own:

– An acoustic guitar

– A tuner

– A metronome

– A good coffee machine

– A wall of Marshalls

TOP 5 pieces of advice NOT to follow, to make it in the music industry.

– You’re on your own, just focus on your own success

– Only focus on releasing songs, forget about live shows

– You need to be signed to a label to do anything.

– You need to spend thousands (out of your own pocket) to record an album in a state of the art studio even if you don’t have any fans.

– Do a kickstarter to fund your next album (in a state of the art studio, see above) that only your close friends and family will put money into for. Your aunt definitely wants to spend her money on your studio time.

TOP 5 clicks on your playlist. What are you currently listening to, on repeat?

– Newest Rival Sons track – Nobody Wants To Die

– UFO – Phonemenon

– Harrowed – Poisoned Death

– Brent Cobb – Shine On a Rainy Day

– Wishbone Ash – Argus

TOP 5 adventures you’ve been on with the band.

– Our car broke down in the middle of a highway in France and we had to be picked up by the tow truck. We managed to finish the rest of the tour on public transport (buses / trains).

– We recorded out newest album in a cabin in the south of Sweden, we didn’t see anyone outside the band (and the supermarket cashier) for three weeks. Somehow we didn’t kill each other.

– In the early days we did a small tour in the UK with an empty date and we managed to find a show on the same day.

– We drove from the very south of Spain (Sevilla) to central Germany in one (long) day and a morning. At the time only two of the band members had a license. Having a kettle in the van to make instant coffee on the go helped!

– We played in a very small town in the north of Catalonia were most of the audience were your typical grandmas that probably never heard hard rock before. They had a blast an even pulled out some classy dance moves though! 

TOP 5 ways in which your band is awesome.

– We have a singer that will blow your mind and remove your fillings with her voice- We have the coolest twin guitar harmonies.- We have the tightest rhythm section out there and our bass player plays more notes than most lead guitarists- We play the coolest mix of classic rock and heavy metal and we make it sound new and fresh.

– We can take at least 3 times as much hot sauce as any other band out there. We accept challenges.

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