“Hearing Ancient River‘s lush, expansive sound, it’s hard to imagine that it’s just two guys. Starting out as the bedroom brainchild of lead singer James Barreto, the Gainesville duo are getting ready to release their newest album Keeper of the Dawn. Taking cues from contemporaries like Temples and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, new single “This Is The Time” finds the duo in a magical haze. Washed-out drums and fuzz pedals do the trick, but the ringing reverb on Barreto’s rhythm guitar really gives the song shape.” - SPIN MAGAZINE "With a healthy does of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's more lysergic moments about them, the Florida psych-rockers specialise in woozy West Coast wig outs. Standout track 'This Is The Time' goes a step further too - recalling the Brian Jonestown Massacre with it's drums and free-playing fretwork to create gentle, dreamy rock'n roll. Recent album 'Keeper Of The Dawn' is a mist that's worth getting lost in" - NME "…Ancient River are one of the most creative bands in their genre." - IT'S PSYCHEDELIC BABY MAGAZINE KLEMEN BREZNIKAR "Their blend of distorted electric guitars and fuzzy vocals have that distant, dusty sound that slowly threatens to take you back to an era when Hendrix ruled atop a cloud of purple haze." - WILLOWWOOD MUSIC
Ancient River’s wall-of-sound barrage has been honed in by extensive touring and their non-stop drive, to bring a different artistic approach to each and every release over the last 11 years. Including an EP for Sony Music Publishing/KPM Shorts after Sony heard Keeper Of The Dawn. Which then lead to the band being featured as NME Magazine's Radar Band.