Throughout over 20 years, this Warsaw-based Polish band have released seven studio, a few live, and two mini albums. Their music, inspired by Pink Floyd, Rush and Porcupine Tree, has evolved towards their own characteristic, recognizable style. Riverside’s eighth studio album called “ID.Entity” will be out on January 20th, 2023.
“Before we started working on the new album, I asked myself a few questions,” says Mariusz Duda, the leader of the band.” Some personal ones, some about the current times, but most of all, questions about the band, for instance, ‘What is our strongest suit?’ There were two answers: ‘Melodies and… live performances!’ ‘What is the most comfortable setting for Riverside?’ Again, the answer was pretty obvious: ‘the stage’. Ironically, we haven’t really spoilt our fans with live releases, so I thought perhaps it was time to record a studio album which would musically reflect the character and dynamic of our live shows. Especially that we really wanted to say goodbye to the decade of sadness and melancholy, which dominated our recent releases. ”
What will Riverside’s most live studio album sound like… live? Let’s get ready for double impact in February!