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Until The Rivers Run Dry


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Order John Blek Until The Rivers Run Dry now! Release date 17th February 2023. Digital download available on Bandcamp here.

  1. St. John’s Eve
  2. ‘Til The Rivers Run Dry
  3. Lovelorn
  4. Restless Sea
  5. Raven’s Cry
  6. Once In A While (21/07)
  7. Half-Life
  8. Lyric & Air
  9. Come Undone
  10. Floating Aimlessly

Until The Rivers Run Dry is the eighth studio album from the ever prolific John Blek. It is clear he is an artist uneasy with rest who is eternally developing his impressive style with his fierce independent spirit at the heart of everything he does.

The 10 track album was recorded over 10 days in early 2022. Though the process was quick it was not rushed. Blek entered the studio with an inspired clarity and a vivid picture of what he wanted to create. This is by far his most substantial and sophisticated sounding record to date, filled with McCartney moments and Scott Walker swagger. The soaring strings often evoke a Spektor-esque sound, chamber pop backing vocals full of indie spirit paired with a blend of electronic and acoustic drums lead us into a new sonic realm but the heart of the record is Blek’s profound and poetic alt-folk songwriting.

The new record was produced by John and long time collaborator Brian Casey at Wavefield Recordings, Clonakilty, Ireland. The record features vocals by Cathy Davey and strings by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames) as well as Kit Downes on piano, Davey Ryan on drums and Chris McCarthy playing double bass.

Until The Rivers Run Dry will be released 17th February on Blek’s own label We Are Rats Recordings and in Europe by K&F Records. It will be available on limited edition transparent pink vinyl, black vinyl, CD & all digital platforms.


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Special Edition Transparent Magenta Vinyl, Black Vinyl, CD