Reverend And The Makers have signed to Cooking Vinyl and will be releasing a brand new album in May 2012.
Reverend & The Makers
31st January 2012
Announce Noel Gallagher arena supports, free download and new label.
Reverend & The Makers have announced a string of support shows with Noel Gallagher in February and March which will be preceded by a free download taken from the band’s as yet untitled new album, scheduled for release in April /May 2012. The download will available from RATM facebook and will go live on Friday 10th February.
The album, which is currently being mixed in London, was recorded in Sheffield and London produced by Youth (The Verve/U2), Jason Cox/James Dring (Gorillaz, Professor Green) and RATM.
Noel Gallagher Support Dates:
13-Feb Manchester MEN arena
14-Feb Aberdeen PJ Arena
19-Feb Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
24-Feb Glasgow SECC Hall 4
26-Feb London The O2 Arena
01-Mar Birmingham NIA
All Tickets Available From www.seetickets.com
A Message from The Rev…
So we’ve been away for a minute. Well more than a minute. Truth be said I fancied a bit of time out the bear-pit for half an hour to get myself a bit of a holiday, and well, calm the fuck down n enjoy myself a bit. Not that I sat completely on my arse for the best part of two years. Errrr…. (I’ve kind of forgot what you’re supposed to talk about in a post even though I decided to write one!!!)
I’ve been a few mad places in Asia, Africa and South America, which was unbelievable. I bought some daft instruments while I was away too, none of which I can play but they look right good in my house. I did a bit more with Afrika Express. If you don’t know what it is then check it out at www.africaexpress.co.uk. It’s a thing Damon Albarn set up and it’s fuckin’ amazing. I did a little gig with Mick Jones from The Clash at The Leadmill and I got up and sang ‘Bankrobber’ with him, which was a proper buzz. Mostly though, I had a sound system with my mates Jimmy Welsh and Matic Mouth which was mega. We threw house parties and warehouse parties, and generally got daft doing parties for nish, until we got a bit too daft and the police started turning up to every do we had, so we knocked that on the head and I decided I might fancy getting back to the day job…
I just kind of fell into writing this album by accident and the next thing was it was nearly finished. I’m bang into it, which you’ll all expect me to say. But I enjoyed making it more than any album I’ve made so far. It’s all up and mainly bangers, so we had a right old laugh in the process. Special thanks go to Ed the Pilot and Jimmy and his Onkens. The album is being produced by a combination of Jason Cox and James Dring (Gorrrilaz, Good the Bad & the Queen) and Youth (The Verve, U2), and for what it’s worth there’s no politics on the album. Why not? Well as much as I’m into all that and I still believe much the same, I’ve said it now and it quickly becomes boring if you labor the point too much. In truth I sort of bored myself with it. I’ve taken down the Che Guevara poster for this album; you may or may not be glad to know. So we have some new band members who have joined as well. Ryan Jenkinson on drums who used to play with a band I used to be into called This Girl. On bass we have borrowed Joe Carnall from the Book Club. Check them out they are ace (www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Carnall-The-Book-Club). Joe was the singer in Milburn, who were the band that kinda kicked off the Sheffield thing a few years ago, so I’m made up to have them both play with us.
The album’s out before the summer and will be preceded by a tour supporting Noel Gallagher on his arena dates around the UK. We are well looking forward to it, and hope we’ll see you there. If not I hope you might catch us on our own headline tour later in the year…
Nice one, ta for reading and good to be back. The Rev x