I SEE RIVERS
I SEE RIVERS + Jodie Marie
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
I SEE RIVERS encapsulate audiences with their distinctive sound and renowned harmonies.
The multi-instrumentalist Scandi ‘float-pop’ trio are renowned for encapsulating audiences with their interweaving harmonies and distinctive Nordic sound which over time has evolved with heavier production and indie-electronic influences.
Eline (Keys, vocals, percussion), Gøril (guitar, vocals, drum pad) and Lill (drums, vocals) have toured extensively, selling out shows with highly acclaimed performances alongside the likes of Cosmo Sheldrake, Newton Faulkner, showcases with Communion and captivating audiences at festivals such as The Great Escape, Bergenfest and Green Man. Their synchronised, blended vocal arrangements and flawless instrumentation has them renowned as a must-see live act.
Support from Jodie Marie
Norwegian ‘float pop’ trio I SEE RIVERS are known for their memorable melodies and untraditional vocal harmonies. After huge success with their first two EPs and support throughout national radio, TV and two sold out European tours, they are back this Spring with their newest single ‘Helios’ from their upcoming 2020 album.
Although they are all originally from Norway, the band met in Liverpool whilst studying and have recently moved to Pembrokeshire in Wales. They fell in love with the Welsh coast line and mountains whilst recording their first EP at ‘StudiOwz’ with Owain Jenkins. Their musical soundscape has been associated with artists such as Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens and First Aid Kit but their 2020 album has an added new electronic direction.
“Folk-indebted harmonies matched to indie songwriting, their easy-on-the-ear charm has an addictive, pastoral quality.” – CLASH
“Fans of First Aid Kit, The Staves, and Emmy The Great will find familiar aspects to love in the sound of I See Rivers, but also unique elements that make the group's sound entirely their own. Alone, their vocals would be distinctive enough, but their well-oiled harmonies are a different beast altogether” – Line Of Best Fit
“This is vocal harmonising at its exquisite best” – Fresh On The Net
“I SEE RIVERS are able to blend tender, folksy arrangements with intoxicatedly powerful pop wonder” – The 405
“This trio has set the benchmark against which all harmonies will be compared to in the future” – JA JA JA
The story so far.......
Sixteen year old Jodie Marie was plucked from the obscurity of rural Wales to embark on a glamorous pop star career in 2012.
And then what?
In 2019 a more worldly young woman sits contemplating how the journey into the star making machinery and back has affected her approach to music.
The UK doesn’t have the regional musical diversity of the USA, but go west to Pembrokeshire where the land ends and there’s nothing but sea until you get to America, and there’s a studio in an old chapel that’s the nearest thing we have to the legendary Muscle Shoals. The studio is near nowhere, set in dramatic coastal countryside that, a long way from London, helps shape the music made there.
There Jodie and partner Owain live and create a music that resonates with the traditional virtues that recall Bonnie Raitt, Etta James or Loretta Lynn. Others listening hear Amy Winehouse or The Black Keys. They collect and use vintage equipment, the same gear that would have graced the recordings of Little Feat or Booker T.
Some good things came from the brush with stardom, particularly the long lasting song writing partnerships with Ed Harcourt and Dan Smith. The journey also helped her find where she wanted to be and the value of authenticity in music. Like soul, it’s either something you have or you don’t.
Jodie has it and isn’t going to let it go again. Her new album ’The Answer’ is coming soon.