RIVAL SONS HITS #1 ON ACTIVE ROCK RADIO CHARTS, ONLY INTERNATIONAL BAND TO REACH PLATEAU WITHOUT BILLBOARD HOT 100 HIT
"Open My Eyes," the acclaimed new song from Los Angeles-based Rival Sons (www.RivalSons.com) from their album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ (Earache Records/eOne Music Canada), has made a spectacular chart run, moving into the #1 position on the Active Rock Radio Charts, and currently remains there for a 2nd week by a whopping 90 spins over the nearest band.
The Jimmy Page-approved and beloved Rival Sons made Canadian history in 2013 by becoming the first non-Canadian band to hit #1 on the Rock Radio Charts without being on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with “Keep On Swingin.’ Now, they’ve done it again with their latest single “Open My Eyes”, the band movies from #2 to #1, selling over 500 copies in the process. It is the 5th of 6th straight Top 20 hits in Canada for the LA-based band so far, including 3 Top 5’s.
What's more, Rival Sons are on their way to truly be a global sensation, selling out shows in the us, UK and Canada, showing fans just why Classic Rock Magazine awarded their new album a perfect 10 out of 10, only the third album in history to be awarded this score.
Rival Sons released ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ on June 10, 2014, unleashing their freewheeling fuzz and improvisational stage ethos that The Guardian calls "a vital force in the modern age.” Rival Sons blues and soul rock is loaded with gritty intricacies and a definite immediacy to their sound. The band often approaches their music as if they were on a mission: forcing songs to stay awake and active through instinctive and honest delivery. Rival Sons have drawn critical applause from all corners, with Q Magazine calling them “A powerhouse of big riffed rock 'n' roll” with Kerrang! Proclaiming “They craft near-perfect garage-rock songs to hang the thrills and frills from.”
Pitched somewhere between the loose revivalism of Jack White and the garage rock of The Monks, Rival Sons possess a chimera-like character: a rhythm section with blistering groove, a garage-rock fuzzadelic guitar maestro, and a blues rooted soulful singer with the powerful raw delivery of rock and the sensitivity of a Laurel Canyon trip. Though rooted in the past Rival Sons play with awareness and modernity like they're calling on inspiration through their roots anew, filtering out more of rock's overblown past and bringing in call-and-response testaments to truth - In their own words, they "want to give the people the rock and roll they deserve by keeping it honest, visceral, and dangerous."
Long acclaimed as a captivating and creative live band, Rival Sons spent much of the past two years performing in North America on back-to-back sold-out headline tours, the latter of which included selling out their initial New York Show in a matter of minutes, and selling out a stop at the Gramercy Theater in New York in addition to several west coast dates.