Good Things Coming This Way: Rival Schools Reform

Rival Schools(I know this is a bit late, but meh.)

Rejoice! Those of you who favour Eastpack resistance backpacks, flannel shirts and black thick-rimmed glasses and bands like The Promise Ring (“proper emo”) then you’ll be pleased to hear that Rival Schools have reformed! Led by ‘I’ve been in lots of good bands’ frontman, Walter Schreifels, the emo/post-hardcore supergroup will be visiting our fair shores this year for several live dates, which run as follows:

June Tour!

11 London King’s College (very nice place, has upstairs toilets)
13 Donington Download Festival (LOL)
17 Birmingham Academy II
18 Leeds Cockpit
19 Glasgow King Tut’s
20 London Radio One Rock Show Session at Maida Vale
21 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

They are also expected to release a new album sometime this year, details to be confirmed sometime in the future. After the band split in 2003, a second album was rumoured to be circulating the information super-highway and was at one point available from Schreifels’ website. Although, it is thought to have been a b-sides compilation. Those unfamiliar with the work of Schreifels should note that he played in 80s New York hardcore bands, Youth of Today and Gorilla Biscuits as well as emo-types, Quicksand.

Also, I’ve decided they do sound a little like Bush, but y’know…. a good version of Bush.

*Awaits being stoned to death by die-hard Rival Schools fans*


Here’s a video of Rival Schools playing ‘Used For Glue.’ Proper good.



Rivals Schools
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United By Walter (fan site)
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