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Riches of the Poor


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On their heart-wrenchingly sincere album ‘The Long Way Down,’ German alternative rockers Riches Of The Poor show a mastery of melody, texture, and melancholy.
The Berlin based quartet displays a rare synergy in which every instrument plays a vital role. With atmospheric guitars floating merging with aggressive rock beats, they write cathartic songs that speak directly to the lovesick heart.
Born in Philadelphia to Israeli parents, songwriter and frontman Miky
moved all over the globe before finally settling in Berlin in 2004. Having already spent his youth playing in a variety of indie bands, he fit right in with the city’s thriving musical underground. After a stint as a solo artist, he found kindred spirits in Simon, Daniel, and Ferdinand and together they began working on the songs that would later become ‘The Long Way Down’ (due 2020 on Crocodile Tears Records). Their similar artistic backgrounds and views allowed them to seamlessly merge into one identity, finding solace in expressing their inner pain through music.
For a band named after a Morrissey lyric, it should come as no surprise that Riches Of The Poor are capable of finding humor in the loneliest places. This contradiction is at the heart of their personality and is what keeps their songs so engaging and relatable.
Romantic, angsty, and full of life-affirming moments, ‘The Long Way Down’ shows a confident band at the peak of their powers.
George Wilson


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