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New Rival Schools album in June

0 Comments 08 February 2010

In 2001, Rival Schools released their debut album United By Fate, toured the world (including a stop in Ireland at the Witnness festival) and won over critics and fans alike. Then they split up.

A second album (referred to as the Lost Album) later leaked online; a collection of near completion but shelved by the breakup of the band, never to see the light of day…

In the years since, the band members have carried on in different projects and solo releases, leaving behind a little cult following and some great songs – until recently.

I guess I knew that we should have at least followed up United By Fate. We were all pretty burnt out at the end of the touring cycle. I know I needed to do different things. We had decided to leave it open to regroup. In 2008 we figured we oughta get cracking if it was ever going to happen. – Walter Schreifels

In 2008, the band reunited and hit the road, deciding not to leave things hanging in the air any longer. After dates in Europe and the US, they fell off the radar again; but this time the hiatus has been a productive one – recording a new album set for a release in June 2010.

I’ll be spending the next few months attempting to contain my excitement, and trying not to make awful puns about them being United By Fate.

Er, sorry…

Rival Schools – So Down On

Click here to read the full interview with Rival Schools frontman Walter Schreifels.

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