THESE WICKED RIVERS Announce ‘Lonely Road’ Gin in partnership with Mercia Distillery

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Inspired by the track ‘Lonely Road’ as featured on forthcoming album ‘Force of Nature’ due March 1st. 

Distinguished Derbyshire rock n’ rollers These Wicked Rivers have announced details of their own limited edition signature ‘Lonely Road’ gin, produced in partnership with premium spirits company Mercia Distillery.

Inspired by the track of the same name from their forthcoming album ‘Force of Nature’, ‘Lonely Road Gin is described as “a well-rounded botanical gin with hints of rosemary and citrus – best enjoyed with tonic over ice while contemplating what is, what was, and what could have been.” 
Production is limited to 200 hand-numbered, hand-sealed bottles.

The band release their hotly anticipated second album ‘Force of Nature’ on 1st March via Fat Earth Records.

To celebrate the launch of the gin and the new album, These Wicked Rivers will be performing a special intimate acoustic show at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, home of Mercia Distillery on March 7th. The evening will consist of gin sampling, music and mingles with the band. Tickets are free of charge and available exclusively to those who have pre-ordered Lonely Road gin.*

Vocalist/guitarist John Hartwell says of the track: “‘Lonely Road‘ was inspired by an intense feeling of isolation during the first lockdown, coupled with missing a recently broken down relationship. I usually take a long time constructing songs, thinking of the perfect way to phrase each line. With this song, I just picked up my guitar and played.”

Speaking of the collaboration with Mercia Distillery guitarist Arran Day adds: 
”It’s an honour to have our good friends at Mercia turn our sounds into a beverage with the same love and passion that we put into our craft. It’s been such an organic and natural partnership and we are so proud of what we’ve created. We can’t wait to return to Bishton Hall in March to toast the new album with our very own gin! We hope you love it as much as we do.”

The video for Lonely Road (filmed at Bishton Hall) can be viewed HERE

‘Lonely Road’ Gin can be pre-ordered  HERE

Collectively These Wicked Rivers are aiming for the top. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as “The sound of what might’ve happened if Clutch got a bit stoned with Audioslave and Zakk Wylde – and then jammed late into the night”, the band blend subtle blues touches with a hard rock edge, adding soulful vocals to create a sound that is as dramatic as it is exhilarating.

Preaching a simple gospel of ‘peace, love and lampshades’ (a reference to the band’s intimate stage set up), These Wicked Rivers have toured the length and breadth of the UK with the likes of Hayseed Dixie, Those Damn Crows, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons and Kira Mac, building a devoted fanbase and gaining new fans in every town and city they play. Now signed to the freshly minted Fat Earth Records label, the band are also setting their sights beyond the UK, with a debut European tour set for April.

Pre-order for the upcoming ‘Force of Nature’ album:

Pre-Order ‘Lonely Road’ Gin  HERE

Event Ts and Cs
*A maximum of 2 tickets available per bottle of ‘Lonely Road’ gin purchased, while stocks last. No cash alternative is available. Mercia Distillery will contact customers with full event details after purchase. 

 For Fat Earth Records enquiries contact: 
Dan Tobin –
Terri Chapman – ​
Josie O’Toole –

These Wicked Rivers ‘Peace, Love & Lampshades’ 

2024 Headline UK Tour Dates 
Feb 04 Huddersfield The Parish
Mar 01 Rough Trade Nottingham (signing and live show)
Mar 02 HMV Derby (signing and acoustic show)
Mar 03 HMV Lancaster (signing and acoustic show)
Mar 04 Dandy Gent Irongate Derby (signing, acoustic show and beard trims)
Mar 07 Bishton Hall, Staffs (Gin launch and acoustic performance)
Mar 09 Wolverhampton Uglyfest KK’s Steel Mill
Mar 16 Matlock Bath The Grand Pavilion (‘Force of Nature’ Album Celebration Show)

April 12 De Smidse – Niekerk – Netherlands
April 13 – Het Podium – Hoogeveen – Netherlands
April 14 – Bosuil – Weert – Netherlands
April 17 – Black Shelter – Nantes – France
April 18 – Ecuries de Baroja – Anglet – France
April 19 – Sortie 13 – Pessac – France
April 20 – La Luciole – Alencon – France
April 24 – Gaststatte Stock – Hagen – Germany
April 25 – Boerderij – Zoetermeer – Netherlands
April 26 – De Piek – Vlissingen – Netherlands
April 27 – Alte Schlosserei – Wuppertal – Germany
May 17 Bridgwater Cobblestones
May 18 Stoke Sugar Mill
May 19 Manchester Night & Day
May 24 Cardiff Club Ifor Bach
May 25 Bournemouth Bear Cave
May 26 Call Of The Wild Festival
May 31 Leicester 02 Academy
June 01 Edinburgh Bannermans
June 02 Leeds Brudenell Social

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