Black River Drive

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Black River Drive
Black River Drive
(from left to right: Rusty McNaughton, Sam Browne, Matt Stone, Mike Tan)
Background information
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unsigned
Website Official site
Members Sam Browne
Rusty McNaughton
Matt Stone
Mike Tan

Black River Drive is a rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. Black River Drive consists of Sam Browne (lead vocals, guitar), Rusty McNaughton (bass), Matt Stone (lead guitar, piano) and Mike Tan (drums).

Black River Drive's first single, "Bullet for your Gun", received extensive radio play and reached #1 on New Zealand radio station The Rock FM, holding that position for 5 weeks The Rock's weekly countdown.[1] Subsequent single "Call The Doctor" also went straight to #1 on the same countdown staying there for 3 weeks.

Black River Drive toured New Zealand extensively in 2010 and 2011, and are currently working on their second album, due for release in late 2013.


Perfect Flaws[edit]

After signing with record distributor Rhythm Method (Opshop, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shapeshifter), Black River Drive’s debut album Perfect Flaws was released on October 4, 2010. The album was produced with Greg Haver and Chris Van De Geer.

Special Edition[edit]

On March 3, 2011 Black River Drive released a special edition release of the Perfect Flaws album. On the final day of recording Perfect Flaws, the band recorded some songs in a relaxed, live acoustic setting. Initially gifting some tracks to Facebook fans as mp3s, the band decided to release all five songs in full CD quality as a limited release.[2]

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