Shallow Bed

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Shallow Bed
Studio album by Dry The River
Released March 5, 2012 (2012-03-05) (April 17, 2012 in North America)
Recorded 2011
Genre Folk rock, indie folk
Length 50:35
Label Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records
Singles from Shallow Bed
  1. "No Rest"
    Released: June 17, 2011
  2. "Weights & Measures"
    Released: November 11, 2011
  3. "The Chambers & the Valves"
    Released: February 24, 2012
  4. "New Ceremony"
    Released: April 16, 2012

Shallow Bed is the debut studio album from English folk rock band Dry The River and was released March 5, 2012. The album has peaked to number 28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album includes the singles "No Rest", "The Chambers & the Valves" and "New Ceremony".

Singles[edit]

  • "No Rest" was released as the album's lead single on June 17, 2011.
  • "Weights & Measures" was released as the album's second single on November 11, 2011.
  • "The Chambers & the Valves" was released as the album's third single on February 24, 2012.
  • "New Ceremony" was released as the album's fourth single on April 16, 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 6/10 stars[2]
Gigwise 4/5 stars[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[5]
NME 7/10 stars[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
The Sun 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
The Daily Telegraph 5/5 stars[10]
The Times 4/5 stars[11]
This Is Fake DIY 4/5 stars[12]
Beats Per Minute 6/10 stars[13]

Shallow Bed was well received by music critics. Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the album a positive review stating, "Frontman Peter Liddle's smooth and dulcet tones - reminiscent of Brandon Flowers - are able to command both the anthemic stadium fillers and the delicate ballads that reside here. The latter is evident on 'Bible Belt', a song dealing with alcoholic parents, where Liddle's vocal nimbly pirouettes over a soft blend of gentle acoustics and orchestral undertones. What's most exciting is Dry The River's ability to open the lid on a song and let it soar; a prime example being the entangled vocal and guitar building throughout 'No Rest', which gloriously explodes by the track's end. This knack has the potential to deliver sky-blistering live performances that should make them a talking point throughout 2012 and, if we're lucky, well beyond."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Standard listing[14][15]
No. Title Length
1. "Animal Skins"   2:56
2. "New Ceremony"   4:12
3. "Shield Your Eyes"   3:40
4. "History Book"   4:41
5. "The Chambers & The Valves"   3:10
6. "Demons"   3:46
7. "Bible Belt"   4:44
8. "No Rest"   3:07
9. "Shaker Hymns"   3:49
10. "Weights & Measures"   5:04
11. "Lion's Den"   6:44
12. "Family"   4:42

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart[17] 70
UK Albums Chart[18] 28

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 2 March 2012 Digital download[15][16] Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records
5 March 2012 CD[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ian Sandwell (2012-03-01). "Dry the River - Shallow Bed". Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  2. ^ Christian Cottingham (2012-03-01). "Releases: Dry the River - 'Shallow Bed'". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  3. ^ Dave Craig (2012-03-07). "Dry the River - 'Shallow Bed'". Gigwise. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ Dan Stubbs (2012-04-20). "Dry the River - Shallow Bed". "Mojo". p. 88. 
  5. ^ David Welsh. "Album Reviews: Dry the River - 'Shallow Bed' Album Review". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  6. ^ Mark Beaumont. "NME Album Reviews: Dry the River - 'Shallow Bed'". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  7. ^ John Aizlewood (2012-02-29). "Review: Dry the River - 'Shallow Bed'". p. 91. 
  8. ^ Jacqui Swift (2012-03-02). "Dry the River - 'Shallow Bed'". The Sun. p. 57. 
  9. ^ Jörn Schlüter. "Review zu: Dry The River - Shallow Bed". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  10. ^ "Dry the River, Shallow Bed, review". 
  11. ^ "Shallow Bed Album Review". "The Times". 2012-03-03. p. 25. 
  12. ^ Heather Steele (2012-03-06). "Dry the River - Shallow Bed Album Review". This Is Fake DIY. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  13. ^ Ray Finlayson (2012-04-16). "Dry the River - Shallow Bed Album Review". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  14. ^ a b Shallow Bed: Dry The River: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  15. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Shallow Bed by Dry the River
  16. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Shallow Bed (Deluxe Version) by Dry the River
  17. ^ "Dry The River - Shallow Bed". dutchcharts.nl/. 
  18. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.