Reverend & The Makers new single ‘Auld Reekie Blues’ is taken from eclectic new album ‘The Death Of A King’ (out now on Cooking Vinyl) and sees the keys wizard and co-songwriter Ed Cosens take on lead vocals. It’s a beautiful slow building song, brilliantly crafted and shows it’s not all about beats and “bounce” with The Makers.
No track sounds the same on the LP. As in real life or on Twitter, The Rev ain’t afraid to shake things up a bit. There are tracks that sound like Damon Albarn, some (like this single) that sound like ELO/The Beatles, some that sound typical Rev and tracks that even have a touch of Dylan/Jake Bugg. It shouldn’t work, it’s a total mish mash, but it does. Brilliantly.
In Jon ‘the Reverend’ McClure we’ve a songwriter of intensity, intellect, honesty, vision and boundless energy (bounce), never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, tell it like it is or do summat different. And that God for that. Long live King Rev, we’re lucky to have him.
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Photo: Roger Sargent
29th Looe (Cornwall) Looe Music Festival
14th Glasgow Garage
25th London Electric Ballroom
27th Sheffield O2 Academy
4th Manchester Academy
6th Leuven (Belgium) The Depot
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8th Hamburg (Germany) Molotow Sky Bar
9th Köln (Germany) MTC Club