Kicking the year off with their signature high energy production value, punk rock outfit Riverside Odds is back and on full display from the moment you press play with their third full length album: “Punching Above Our Weight”.
The thirteen track project shows off their fast punk’n’roll style, embodying the live-fast feeling of capturing the moment and enjoying it for fear that it might be their last. Embracing both the light and dark sides of human nature, the band explores themes of indulgence, vengeance and celebration. The energy buzzes through listeners like a high, with rotating themes of passion, resilience and finding the fun in life’s chaos, while welcoming everyone along for the ride. Released ahead of their highly anticipated tour down the east coast, “Punching Above Our Weight” once again sets the bar a bit higher than the last.
Whether it be playing songs about love and loss or of defiance and decadence, Riverside Odds’ mission has remained the same: To have fun playing rock n roll with their friends. Founded by RW and Matty in 2013, the band embarked on their first US tour in 2016, supporting the popular V8 Wankers. They extended the tour in 2017 with another ride up the east coast, followed by a milestone year in 2018 when they were signed to Altercation Records. There, they were greeted with the opportunity to play Camden, NJ’s Warped Tour and offer direct support for an increasing number of international touring bands.
Their upcoming tour dates are as follows:
3/2/23: York, PA / The Kennel at West York Inn
3/3/23: Swarthmore, PA / War3house 3
3/4/23: Washington DC / Slash Run
3/5/23: Hagerstown, MD / Hub City Vinyl
3/7/23: Charlotte, NC / Skylark Social Club
3/8/23: Richmond, VA / Banditos
3/9/23: Charleston, SC / Tin Roof
3/10/23: Piedmont, SC / Tribble’s
3/11/23: Wilmington, NC / Reggies 42nd Street
3/12/23: Jacksonville, FL / Rain Dogs
3/14/23: Chesapeake, VA / Riffhouse Pub
3/15/23: Baltimore, MD / The Depot
3/16/23: Pittsburgh, PA / Ruggers
3/17/23: Youngstown, OH / Westside Bowl
3/18/23: Cleveland, OH / The 5 ‘O’ Clock
3/22/23: Wilmington, DE / Bar XIII
3/24/23: New York, NY / Otto’s Shrunken Head
4/20/23: Scranton, PA / Keystone Stage
4/26/23: Winston Salem, NC / Monstercade
4/27/23: Chesapeake, VA / Riffhouse Pub
4/28/23: Bethlehem, PA / Sokols
4/29/23: North Wales, PA / North Penn Social Club
When performing live, Riverside Odds is composed of RW Hellborn (Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar), Matty Cobra (Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals), Patrick Polí (Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals) and Ginger Knight (Drums & Backing Vocals). On the album, you can hear Rw Hellborn (Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar), Matty Cobra (Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals), Eddie Spaghetti (Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals) And Jorge Disguster (Drums & Percussion). Additional vocals were provided by Lisa Kekaula (The BellRays) (5) with additional Guitars by Jimmy James (The Hangmen, Junkyard) (1,2,3,4,7,8,10) & Will Walden (5,6,9,12,13). The album was recorded at 64 SOUND in Los Angeles, CA by Tyler Karmen and Mixed & Mastered at Sweetcreek Studios in Ottsville, PA by John Fachet.