Riverside will release a digital single called Celebrity Touch on December 17. It’s taken from their fifth album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves which is out today. View a trailer below.
The Polish band explain: “The lyrics on the album deal with different situations we face in our modern times, and how we sometimes become enslaved by them and by the style of life they dictate.
“For instance, we are dominated and bombarded by increasingly stupefying media. The media, in turn, is dominated by more and more people who are known for their well-known-ness. Celebrities: the modern representatives of a need which lies deep within us all and is rarely satisfied – the feeling of importance.
“This feeling, and some of the dilemmas and complications connected with it, is the subject of our single Celebrity Touch.”
Riverside are to be joined by Jolly on their 2013 European tour – but only if the US band are able to raise $10,000 from fan donations after their studio was wiped out by tropical storm Sandy, leaving them without equipment and unable to complete their current album work.
09.03.2013 Dresden (Germany) – Tante Ju
10.03.2013 Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 2
11.03.2013 Berlin (Germany) – K17
12.03.2013 Osnabrück (Germany) – Rosenhof
14.03.2013 London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy
15.03.2013 Sheffield (UK) – The Corporation / Y-Prog 2013
16.03.2013 Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
17.03.2013 Leamington Spa (UK) – The Assembly
19.03.2013 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob
20.03.2013 Paris (France) – Le Divan du Monde
22.03.2013 Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat
23.03.2013 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropool
24.03.2013 Weert (The Netherlands) – De Bosuil
25.03.2013 Köln (Germany) – Live Music Hall
27.03.2013 Karlsruhe (Germany) – Substage
28.03.2013 Darmstadt (Germany) – Central Station
04.04.2013 Konin (Poland) – Oskard
05.04.2013 Poznan (Poland) – Eskulap
06.04.2013 Walbrzych (Poland) – MDK
07.04.2013 Wroclaw (Poland) – Eter
11.04.2013 Katowice (Poland) – Mega Club
13.04.2013 Kraków (Poland – Studio
14.04.2013 Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
21.04.2013 Gdansk (Poland) – Parlament
04.05.2013 Gettysburg (US) – Rosfest 2013