The Rivers are Jon Yuill (Vocals/Guitar) and Lyle Scougall (Drums), a self proclaimed Country Grunge Duo from Busby, Scotland. The duo are bound by their love and penchant for causing musical chaos. Having taken some time off due to a life affirming momentary illness – the boys are back healthier, hungrier and more determined than ever.
The two met late 2014 having been through the music-mill in different guises. Their love for loud energetic music connected them instantly and The Rivers are the result. They played their first gig after two months and continue on the road to spread their tunes everywhere!
They released their debut single ‘Silver Rose’ at the end of 2015. The Rivers next single ‘9 Miles High’ has been featured by FatCat Records on their demo site and it has been racking up air play and reviews from all over the world. Both tracks are thumping four to the floor blues smasher.
On 30th March 2018 they release a new single ‘Rise‘. The track was recorded and mixed at the cultural hotpot that is Green Door Studio in Glasgow with Ronan Fay. The studio is an all analogue no thrills play it right or die studio – which is why the boys love it so much, with well over 25 tracks recorded there thus far. ‘Rise’ was later mastered by Sanchez Recordings. The official video for ‘Rise’ was filmed and edited by The Rivers themselves.
Going forward there is an LP in the pipeline as well as a whole host of live dates next year – This pair are in a hurry for something and I want to know what it is…
‘…this gloriously ramshackle clatter of bluesy rock which sounds like the pair have been at the moonshine. It’s all staccato riffs and punk drums’ The Crack
‘The duo offer a new gruff vintage feel to a growing trend of guitar and drum outfits’ Music News
‘This new duo out of Busby, Scotland produces fierce, sharp, fast and ramshackle tumult that sticks instantly. Nasty & grimly stuff! Turn it up!’ Turn Up The Volume
- 9 Miles High
- Sweet Deceitful
- Silver Rose
- Whisky Bottle
- Only Waiting
- On My Way
- Black Horse
- Tall Grass
- Single Lines