An alternative rock band based in London and High Wycombe
About The Band
Chris Black – vocals, keys
Guy Johnston – guitar, vocals
Dan Marr – bass
Rhys Coombs – drums
Hailing from Buckinghamshire, Rhyn were initially formed by Chris Black (lead vocals, piano), Guy Johnston (guitar, vocals) and Dan Marr (bass). They played with a number of different short-lived drummers over the years, with Guy handling the drums duties for the band’s first demo. The line-up was completed in 2012 when old friend Rhys Coombs joined the ranks and cemented his place behind the kit.
The invigorated quartet soon set to work on new demos before commencing their first music video for ‘Finite Bodies’. The single helped to elevate the band to a fresh audience, and not long after the altrockers graced many larger London venues on a frequent basis throughout 2014 and into 2015. During the summer of 2015, Rhyn headed to Stakeout Studios to lay down six tracks with producer Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, Fightstar, We Are The Ocean). Their EP ‘Absence’ was released in February 2016.
Real Gone Rocks
“On this short collection of rock tunes with a piano (as opposed to “piano rock” which, as Ben Folds will no doubt ascertain, is a different beast entirely), Rhyn mix up styles with ease; so much so, it’s pretty hard to pick out which is their best. A showcase for good tunage and a couple of cracking choruses, ‘Absence’ paves the way forward for big things. Recommended.”
Rhyn have created an EP that is sure to make an impact upon the British music scene and beyond. They have clearly shown with ‘Absence’ that they are competent and talented musicians capable of producing a sound that blends a lot of different influences together and then make it their own. Rhyn have arrived with a bang and hopefully they can maintain their momentum for a long time yet and give us an album.”
Black Velvet Magazine
“This 6-track EP from Buckinghamshire band Rhyn demonstrates tremendous care in the crafting of the songs. Seamlessly fusing harder alt-rock with moments of tranquil reflection, this is a work of real class.”