The Riverbank

Album: Grey Britain (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Gallows vocalist Frank Carter told Kerrang! April 18, 2009: "This song sets the record and marks the beginning of this story based around London. The noise you hear at the beginning is actually the tide of the River Thames. It's a short, sharp statement of intent and is probably the slowest song we have ever written."

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