The Shindig! Revue #3 Band Showcase – RiverChild

BEN ADLAM introduces RIVERCHILD the opening act for the third instalment of The Shindig! Revue at The Victoria, Dalston on the 17th August


RiverChild is a solo singer-songwriter based in North London via the bayous of The Deep South, a storyteller in the great folk tradition, tales of heartbreak and longing and the loneliness of the big sky.  RiverChild’s voice is rare and distinctive, owing as much to the early millennium indie scene as to the country greats, filled with emotion and belief in every word. The guitar parts are melodic and unfussy, alternating between finger picking and gentle strumming that add real atmosphere to the songs as do the occasional blasts of harmonica.

Three years ago RiverChild performed on London Live closing out The Evening Show with ‘Is This The End’ earning him many new fans. He has received warm support from BBC Introducing “fantastic, we like this a lot”, Amazing Radio “Great soulful feel” and championed as an artist of the year by For Folks Sake Website.  RiverChild has played, and continues to play, many, many, many gigs in and around London including Camden Rocks, PennFest and BlogFest as well as a residency at The Hawley Arms in the guise of his own Bringing It All Back Home night.


The Pacers ‘How Will I know’

Shindig! debut the brand new video from London garage scamps THE PACERS

What better way to beat the rigours of the winter weather than holing up in Dalston’s Sausage Studios and laying down the tracks for your sophomore single? Well that’s exactly what The Pacers have done, and the results are hotter than freshly roasted chestnuts. Now that summer is here and the time is right, Psych-A-Rella Records are pleased to present ‘How Will I Know?’ b/w ‘Tired, Beat & Broken’. 

A bright shiny slab of garage-pop-psych with an infectious hook that you’ll be singing in the shower tomorrow for sure.  Alex Friedls unique vocal delivery and chiming rhythm guitar counterfoiled by Harry Stams chopped chords and frantic fretwork all held together with gut thumping bass from Sean Doherty  along with the smash ’n’ crash drums of Jamie Yuan. 

 Those of you not aware of The Pacers, they play music informed by garage-punk and psychedelia as well as indie music of the ’90s, an addictive mix and one of the most exciting live prospects on the London scene right now. 

The single is available to order now from at a very reasonable £6.49!