Rivet City are a band who don’t occupy any sort of sound that can be pigeon holed, they move in a niche realm with a list of genre influences that would reach the floor – from Hip-Hop to Alt-Rock. They have released possibly their most experimental song yet, ‘Spare Me’. It has a groove that flows around frontman Jake Breeze’s vocals and contorts you body along with the music.

We had a chat with the band to see what they’d been getting up to…

Who are you?
We are Rivet City from Manchester

Describe yourself in three words…
still stuck indoors

What are you influences?
We have influences from all over the spectrum, but our main influences are Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Rage Against the Machine, Nujabes

What is the highlight of your career so far…
Highlight of our career so far would probably be this track. It was recorded and filmed by good friends of ours in Tom Lecoq (ask my bull), Pete Hall (Shaolin Pete), and Phi Sutton. Then mixed and mastered ourselves. It was a great process and it felt amazing to step back and say ‘we did that, and it sounds great’.

What is the worst gig you’ve played?
That show where the sound engineer turned up 4 hours late at 11pm and then went on stage to do an hour-long acoustic set. That was pretty special. 

If you could create your own gig who would you play with?
If we could create our own gig, it’d be great to play with the bands that are going to be massive in 100 years time and see what’s changed. 

What’s your karaoke song?
No tears left to cry- Ariana Grande. Absolute belter tune, it’s on at least 3 times on the way to every gig.

What’s next for the band?
We’ve got a lot of live tracks we managed to get down before lockdown, so we’ll be releasing one of these every few weeks, and we’re really excited about it! 

Best three new bands…
Hourglvss, Brooders, 10 O’Clock Chemical

Written by: Stuart Daley