You can hear overlays of many great acts, from Matchbox 20 and Stereophonics, through to the cure and even the killers. This is not to describe Chase the River as a muddled article but rather one with a defined sound, without a desire to sit on what has gone before. Pure M magazine has described Chase the River as “truly outstanding… a pleasure to listen to” and that is the focus. Every song has a distinct story, with deeply meaningful lyrics, but with hard hitting melody and driving rhythm. There are elements for the musical purists, but also for the general listener to take into their heads and their hearts.