Five-piece indie-folk collective Villa Rivercat has released stirring new LP Days and Weeks and Hours on December 8th via NIWI Records (Dream Lake). Previous single, ‘Morning Comes’ was premiered by Clash Magazine following the release of first taste titled ‘More’ which premiered via Music Week. Having performed at various festivals such as in Tantoklafset located in Stockholm and Peace and Love Festival in their hometown of Borlänge, Villa Rivercat have also held several intimate performances at charming venues like the Cantina Real, or Teater Pero, a performing arts theatre based in Stockholm. The band have also been given the invigorating opportunity to perform live at Pferdefest (Germany) in 2018.
Consisting of musicians and friends Hanna Fideli Fritzell (lead vocals, guitar), William Lindberg (bass guitar, vocals), Ida Säfström (vocals, violin, harmonica), Jonathan Vester (lead guitar) & Karl Geisler (drums, percussion), Villa Rivercat was formed in the deep forests of Dalarna, Sweden during the beginning of 2015. The band continues to perform and showcase their mesmerizing brand of indie-folk around Sweden and beyond.
Mainly drawing influence from American-Canadian 60’s country-rock legends The Band and Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, Villa Rivercat also list modern artists such as Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes and Father John Misty as influences on their own musical direction and sound.
Villa Rivercat’s stunning new album Days and Weeks and Hours is an elegant excursion through sunkissed forests, evidently in the opener ‘Sunshine’, which emulates a sunrise, with vocals hovering over soft guitars like the sun slowly illuminating each crevice of the land. ‘More’ is reminiscent of the psychedelic textures of the 60’s and 70’s, ‘Seagull Stars’ is an atmospheric, dreamy calling on the inevitable sunset. The closing track ‘Morning Comes’ portrays just how far Villa Rivercat’s creative process can evolve into a lightless, yet calming sundown lulling us into the deep of the night, before sunrise takes over and repeats.
“We recorded most of our stuff in a house back in Dalarna. The recording process was very thorough thanks to our producer. For example, we could spend almost three hours just to get the hand claps sound right. However, the result turned out to be better than we could have ever imagined.” says Villa Rivercat on the upcoming album.