‘The End’ is the latest cut to be revealed from up and coming, Brighton-based, post hardcore band River Becomes Ocean’s forthcoming debut album ‘A Motion Paralysed’. The full length will be out 18th January via Department Musik and ‘The End’ showcases the band’s cinematic influences and abilities. “The End stands for drawing a line under the past and recklessly moving on,”says vocalist Marvin McMahon. “There is a political drive there too, with the chorus serving as a rallying call to fight and move on to better times, more open-mindedness and closing the gap between patriarchy and everyone else.”

River Becomes Ocean are set to play a clutch of UK shows to celebrate the album’s release, kicking off at the end of January. Influenced by Classical music and film scores as much as by their heavier music peers and forefathers, River Becomes Ocean have embraced many styles of music with ‘A Motion Paralysed’, which kicks off with the movielike ode to their hometown ‘Brighton’. The heaviness is there in tracks like ‘This Hell Is Heaven Sent’, but poppier soundscapes are also toyed with in the likes of ‘You Said’, ‘Apart’ and ‘The End’. ‘Happy’ and ‘The Fall’ are River Becomes Ocean’s take on a power ballad.

30 January – London, 229 The Venue
31 January – Sheffield, The Mulberry
04 February – Stoke On Trent, The Exchange
05 February – Birmingham, Subside

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