Posts Tagged ‘The River Card’

VIDEO: The River Card – Forced Hand

Staffordshire based hardcore troupe The River Card have just dropped a music video to accompany ‘Forced Hand’, the band’s first fresh offering since 2012 full-length, ‘Momentum’. You can watch it below:

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ALBUM: The River Card – Momentum

Release Date: April 2nd, 2012
Label: Bare Necessities Records
Website: None available


With hardcore so stylistically varied nowadays, it’s rather refreshing when a band comes along which stick rigidly to the genre’s roots. Stoke-on-Trent’s The River Card are one such band, brimming with enough snarl and bite to give even the most innovative hardcore acts a run for their money.

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LIVE: TRC @ The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent (26/09/2010)

Date: September 26th, 2010
Venue: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
Support: Lower Than Atlantis, The River Card, Talk Is Cheap
Website: None available


Naming their co-headline tour after the Shane Meadows’ film This Is England, both TRC and Lower Than Atlantis are bands with the appearance and message to suit such a name. At least much more so than a lot of today’s underground British bands. With the Norwich crowd the night before causing enough anarchy to literally pull down the venue’s ceiling, the bar is set high for both the bands and the crowd in Stoke to step up to.

Unfortunately we were unable to cover openers and local act Talk Is Cheap due to other press related restraints, though their pop-punk like style heard from outdoors during an interview sounded delightful.

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