Reverend & The Makers are back – not merely released-a-new-single back, but fully back. We’re talking a new album, new music, a short film with director Roger Sargent, a book of lyrics and poetry with illustrations by Horace Panter of The Specials, and a single. Black Widow was premiered last night on BBC 6 Music with Lamacq, ahead of the new album Mirrors to be released on October 9th and produced with Youth. Standing by the all-new-everything, they’ve taken their sound in an entirely new direction and announced a twelve date UK tour for the end of the year (full dates below).
The three minute sixteen number comes off with the thick, boisterous sound that Arctic Monkeys seemed to take a stab at with AM – only Black Widow pulls it off a lot more authentically, with vocal work that reaches out to snatch your attention.. Rustic, a little rough around the edges and very old school, this is a first offering that’s setting the bar high for what’s to follow. Featuring a video that suits the music perfectly, again the oldy-worldy vibe pushes through with striking confidence.
FRI 13th Manchester, Ritz
SAT 14th Sheffield, Academy
MON 16th Wolverhampton, Wulfurn
TUE 17th Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
WED 18th London, Koko
FRI 20th Leeds, Stylus
SAT 21st Liverpool, Academy 1
SUN 22nd Glasgow, King Tuts
WED 25th Newcastle, Riverside
THU 26th Bristol, Bierkeller
FRI 27th Lowestoft, Aquarium
THU 3rd Nottingham, Rock City
You can watch the video for Black Widow below.