Demeter is a five-piece, indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. In August 2020, they released their debut EP The Year Of Goodbye to positive reviews and international attention. Feminine, heavy, and choral - their songs are poetry-focused and infused with multiple genres.
Demeter is comprised of songwriter/musician Kate Rivera, guitarist Ian McNally, drummer John Mason, bassist Daniel Bloch, and keyboardist/vocalist Tim Bustle.
4.5 stars - Overblown (UK)
"Hedonistic psyche revelry..." - Come Here Floyd (US)
"Like jazz, blues, and no wave all meeting at the poetry slam" - Analogue Trash (UK)
"... when the eruptions start happening and Kate Rivera's evocative vocal aesthetic cuts through, I thought of an amalgam, a car crash of PJ Harvey (Dry- circa 93), Chrissie Hynde - from the Pretenders (My City is Gone- circa 82) and Patti Smith (Radio Baghdad - circa 2004)" - American Pancake (US)