Following the success of Reef’s first album in 18 years, “Revelation”, which charted at 26 in UK albums, and their hugely successful co-headline ‘Britrock Must Be Destroyed” tour, the band now releases the album title track “Revelation” accompanied by a powerful live performance video.
The band filmed their headline show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo show on May 6th 2018 and the video for the new single and album title track “Revelation” is taken from the show.
Lead singer Gary Stringer raves, ”When I was growing up, I always dreamed of one day headlining the legendary Hammersmith Apollo and I am amped that not only did we do it, but we also recorded the video for our new single there.”
Reef will be touring Australia in August as part of the Britrock Must Be Destroyed Tour along with The Wildhearts & Terrorvision
Tues, Aug 28: Metropolis, Perth
Wed, Aug 28: The Gov, Adelaide
Fri, Aug 31: The Triffid, Brisbane
Sat, Sept 1: The Metro, Sydney
Sun, Sept 2: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Revelation is Reef’s first studio album since 2000’s ‘Getaway’, their first with new guitarist Jesse Wood, and their first with new label earMUSIC, Europe’s premier rock label.
The album was recorded in Ireland and has been produced by long-time collaborator George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, Primal Scream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). The album features a guest vocal from Sheryl Crow on lead single ‘My Sweet Love’.
“We didn’t want to just make a good record, we wanted to make a great record,” says Reef vocalist Gary Stringer of ‘Revelation’. “We were writing the songs for two and a half years, road-testing them when we were on tour. We’d play four or five new songs every night, really watching the crowd. If their eyes glazed over or they went to the bar, then we dropped those songs! But if a song engaged with them – a melody they can hook into, a guitar riff – then that was a real pointer for how we went about it. Hopefully that’s helped make the album is as strong as it is.”
“Recording in Ireland was really special,” adds guitarist Jesse Wood. “It’s always been a magical place for me and we spent a few great weeks there with George. I already can’t wait to make the next album!”
“It’s a better world with Reef in it, their love for life and music is infectious,” says producer George Drakoulias. “A real privilege to be on this journey with them.”
In 2016, Reef returned with their first single since 2003, ‘How I Got Over’, which was A-listed at BBC Radio 2 and saw the band perform live on Chris Evans’ radio show and on The One Show on BBC1.
Reef were personally invited by Chris Martin to support Coldplay at Wembley Stadium, and also released their live album ‘Reef: Live At St Ives’, recorded over two sold-out nights at St Ives Guildhall.
Reef formed in 1993 and were quickly signed to Sony imprint S2. They released nine Top 40 singles – most famously ‘Place Your Hands’ – and four studio albums, including 1996’s platinum-selling No.1 album ‘Glow’, plus greatest hits album ‘Together’ before disbanding in 2003. Their hiatus came to an end in 2010, when they were tempted into reuniting for a short tour. In 2014 Jesse Wood, formerly of the Ronnie Wood band/Faces/Red Racer, replaced original guitarist Kenwyn House after he amicably left the band to pursue other projects.
Reef: Gary Stringer (vocals), Jack Bessant (bass), Jesse Wood (lead guitar), Dominic Greensmith (drums)
2. My Sweet Love (featuring Sheryl Crow)
4. How I Got Over
5. Don’t Go Changing Your Mind
6. Precious Metal
7. Just Feel Love
8. Ball And Chain
9. First Mistake
10. Darling Be Home Soon
11. Lone Rider
12. Like A Ship (Without A Sail)
‘Revelations’ is available now and you can purchase it HERE!
Get tickets for Reef’s upcoming tour HERE!