We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Core of iO’s new lyric video for their song “Hit The River Hard” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Part II: Europa, which is scheduled to be released December 1st.

Core of iO guitarist/vocalist Bob Tett commented on the song:

“The story behind ‘Hit The River Hard’ is one my grandmother told me as a child and one that I have asked my mother about many times since as I am completely enthralled by it. During the second world war a plane my grandfather rode in was shot down. They were falling too fast to parachute out and to avoid a populated area the pilot ditched the plane into a river. Out of the nine on-board my grandfather and only two others were pulled from the wreckage by the locals. They were hidden in a secret room inside a church for 6 months to avoid capture, then dressed as civilians they were smuggled back to England where my grandparents were reunited after my grandmother had 6 months previous been told her husband was killed in action. It just so happened that one day a supposed dead man knocked on her front door and they were back together again. I’ve always loved this story, it’s not the last time it will creep its way into my lyrics.”

Ever since their inception in 2014, ​Core of iO have continually strived to create interesting and well-thought out compositions influenced by multi-genres; the foursome have certainly fulfilled this brief, and then some. Described as “dynamic, intelligent and dripping with hooks,” favourable comparisons have fluctuated from anywhere between Sikth, Fall of Troy, The Mars Volta and Deftones.

No strangers to hard work, the riff masters have toured nationally and on the festival circuit, including recent notable appearances at 2017’s UK-Tech Fest and Mammothfest, whilst constructing an energetic and memorable repertoire of songs. The angular rockers are also currently releasing a cycle of four EPs, along with a tour across the UK this Autumn. Without doubt, Core of iO will dominate the remainder of this year and beyond.

Tour Dates:
Oct 20 – Camden, The Unicorn
Oct 25 – Brighton, The Prince Albert
Oct 26 – Ashford, The Attic;
Oct 27 – Southampton, The Firehouse
Oct 28 – Banbury, The Wheatsheaf
Nov 1 – Bristol, The Gryphon
Nov 2 – Hull, O’ Reillys
Nov 3 – Leeds, The Fenton
Nov 4 – Kettering, The Prince Of Wales

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