Rival Schools

Formed 1999.
Rival Schools

Biography

Rival Schools are a post hardcore band from New York signed to Photo Finish Records, featuring Walter Schreifels on vocals and guitar; Ian Love on guitar; Cache Tolman on bass guitar; and Sam Siegler on drums.

Formed by Schreifels, frontman of the influential group Quicksand, Rival Schools were a hardcore 'supergroup' - its members being alumni of such '80s and '90s hardcore bands as Gorilla Biscuits (Schreifels), CIV (Siegler), Youth of Today (Schreifels and Siegler) and Iceburn (Tolman).

The band's name (and that of their first LP) comes from the Capcom fighting game, Rival Schools: United By Fate. In their short history, the band toured both the United Kingdom, (in support of A) and the United States.

In 2008, the band reformed to play some live shows, including Soundwave in Australia, Rock Am Ring in Germany, Hove Festival in Norway, a headline tour and Download Festival in the United Kingdom.

On November 16, 2010 the band released the deluxe single for "Shot After Shot" on iTunes from the forthcoming record Pedals, which was released March 8, 2011. Rival Schools released their third album Found on April 9, 2013.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Pedals

    Pedals 2011

    Reviewed by Chris Beanland
    A worth-the-wait second LP a decade after the New Yorkers’ celebrated debut.
  2. Review of United By Fate

    United By Fate 2002

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Think of the Foo Fighters minus the glossy production with an apocalyptic pop...
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