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    Dry the River

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    About Dry The River's T-Shirt

    The t-shirt was designed collaboratively between Jonathan Lindley, Art Director, and Peter Liddle of Dry The River. The two of them organized a photo shoot at Turton Towers which is a historic building half way between Bolton and Darwen. The design is based on their song "History Book", depicting a Victorian technique which was used in schools in order to correct children’s posture. As Peter explains, “I really like the idea of using old books to say something about the weight of history and how we all labour underneath that... I feel like maybe we’re all balancing history books on our heads, in that we’re carrying the weight around with us, the burden of responsibility".

    About The Band

    Since mid 2009, Dry the River have lived and worked in their shared home in Stratford, east London. A disparate bunch from singer-songwriter Peter Liddle, drawing narrative inspiration from university studies in Medicine and Anthropology, to once homeless punk-rock drummer Jon Warren and classically trained violinist William Harvey, the band grew from the haphazard seeds of varied personal and musical upbringings taking inspiration from Neil Young to Arlo Guthrie to Neutral Milk Hotel via Bruce Springsteen and Devendra Banhart. They’ve toured with such acts as Plan B, Bowerbirds, Johnny Flynn and the Magic Numbers.

    About The Cause

    Dry The River have chosen to designate all profits from the sales of this t-shirt to ‘Asylum Aid’, an organization that provides specialist legal representation and advice to people seeking asylum in the UK and campaigns for a fairer and more efficient asylum system.

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