East Denistone makes emphatic return with powerful new single, ‘River’


Sydney songwriter East Denistone has made a beautiful return for 2019 with his new single, ‘River’. A fitting continuation of the swirling indie sounds he presented on its predecessor ‘Amongst Taller Trees’, ‘River’ takes another step in unveiling an enticing and enigmatic artist emerging out of Australia’s east coast.

Marked by dramatic guitar and piano, ‘River’ finds itself twisting through rich lyricism and full-bodied instrumentation. In a similar vein to The National and Fleet Foxes, the evocative nature at the heart of ‘River’ comes direct from East Denistone’s vocal strength.

Buoying a narrative marked by personal struggle and complication, the artist brings light to the dark.


Themes of isolation and reflection are brought to life with equal parts warmth and eccentricity in the music video, directed by East Denistone himself. On his own, surrounded by multiple reflections of himself; in both dark and light, East Denistone lets the message of the song take centrestage.

Spurring on the momentum following the successful release of ‘Taller Amongst Trees’, the release of ‘River’ looks to further engage fans with East Denistone and his story. This next chapter starts with a hometown show in Sydney in May with a slew of special guests.

Catch East Denistone’s ‘River’ launch show on Thursday 30th May, at Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville. Featuring Locked In Lummo, Spruced Moose, Bowling in Japan.