Articles with Shinedown

RIVEN – Straight Outta Guangzhou

Being a writer for a music magazine may seem like a lot of fun—which it can be—but it also means being constantly hit on by publicists, managers and band members seeking publicity for their project. Each day I probably get requests from up to ten bands or their representatives. Much as I’d like, there’s just… Read more »

RIVEN – Postnationalism

Riven is a self-described “alternative rock movement” from Guangzhou, China (more about that in the interview in this issue). The band’s sound is as unusual as the location they come from. On their website they have a list of five rules they follow, and rule number one is “Never make the same song twice.” Their… Read more »

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