RIVAL SONS have shared the official music video for “Sugar On The Bone” from their acclaimed album “Feral Roots”. The clip was shot by Patrik Skoglow during RIVAL SONS‘ recent European headline tour and documents sold-out performances in Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; and Copenhagen, Denmark.
This fall, RIVAL SONS will embark on a co-headlining U.S. tour alongside STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Produced by Live Nation, the 12-city outing will kick off September 13t in Baltimore and see the two bands performing on intimate stages across the states, including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore New Orleans and more, before wrapping October 9 in San Diego. Dates in Norfolk, Pittsburgh and Cleveland have been recently added, with the latter two on sale this Friday.
“Feral Roots” was released in January via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. The disc was produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Guitarist Scott Holiday told Guitar.com about “Feral Roots”: “I think it offers a couple of things that you’ve never heard from the band before that you probably wanted to hear… I think. It’s more expansive, but you don’t have to worry about us going to Atlantic and selling our souls and being something crappy. They literally didn’t do anything to bother us while we made it — they let us make the record that we wanted to make, and then they fucking loved it.”
Regarding the songwriting process for “Feral Roots”, Scott said: “We spent more time writing, passing things back and forth. We spent a week in this place called Hohenwald, Tennessee, we had this little writing cabin. It was real far out, really quiet and beautiful, and we would just wake up and start writing together, then go out into nature, swim in the creek and then meet back up later, make a fire and talk about the things we’d seen that day. It really set the tone for what we wanted to do, writing-wise, and gave us the energy. Then we went home and began to work on those songs, passing it around until things were beaten into shape.
“Once you’re all together, something new is going to happen, and that’s how we interact both onstage and when we record together,” Scott continued. “We challenge each other, we’re inspired, and we become improvisational to a degree. So you’re still getting something that’s to a degree unpolished, and is really in its first living moments.”
RIVAL SONS are: Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Dave Beste (bass guitar) and Mike Miley (drums).
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