We’re really excited to introduce you to Rivers & Robots, a new indie worship band hailing from Manchester who are poised to blow up in a big way.
Rivers & Robots have a passion to make God known through what they call ‘creative worship’. Their style certainly is creative with a fusion of interesting and unusual sounds, beautiful melodies, and a good news message.
The band recently came to our attention after their track, ‘Fall Down’, made it to the judging panel for the February Step FWD Christian & Gospel Chart, the track subsequently won the highest number of votes to make it to No. 1.
Their musical journey as a band began as a bedroom recording project of Jonathan Ogden (the band’s front man), who released two homemade albums as a solo artist. Later, Jonathan invited his friends to join in 2012 to form the band and start playing the songs live. In 2014, the band released ‘All Things New’ which was the first album recorded outside of Jonathan’s home and written and recorded as a band.[row][two-thirds][/two-thirds][one-third][/one-third][/row]
Regarding their chart topping track, ‘Fall Down’, Jonathan said “I wrote the track as an instrumental after playing around with a sample of an old radio advert from the 1920s and the sound of a squeaking gate. After the main beat was made I then went back and added vocals and a melody, and wrote the bridge section of the song during that time too. The song is about the second coming of Jesus, and the many verses in the Bible about every nation worshipping Jesus and bowing down when he returns.”
We instantly fell in love with Rivers & Robots, we’re sure you will too. Here’s another track from the band’s latest album, ‘All Things New’.So now, go and download their music and comment below to tell us which track you like the best. [spacer style=”1″]
Rivers & Robots is Jonathan Ogden (vocals, keyboards, samples/loops), David Hailes (guitar, ukelele, vocals), Nathan Stirling (bass, guitar, percussion, vocals) and Kelani Koyejo (drums, vocals).