“Genuinely takes your breath away"
THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Revere has a great live reputation, their cacophonous multi-layered sound along with stunning live visuals setting them apart”
“Revere combine the fiery melodrama of Muse with the rousing chamber-pop
of Arcade Fire. They could, and should, be huge"
“An extraordinary widescreen technicolor epic of a song...a stunning single by
a stunning band..."
TOM ROBINSON, BBC6
REVERE is a seven-piece rock band based in London, with members originating from all over the
UK – from London through to Liverpool, from Newcastle to Edinburgh and as far afield as the
The band includes violin, cello, keys and trumpet along with the traditional guitars, bass and
drums. The diverse line-up brings a variety of influences, including the cinematic scores of Nino
Rota and Ennio Morricone; the soaring vocals and genre-tripping of Jeff Buckley; and the dark
folk of Nick Cave.
REVERE combine these influences with elements of gypsy songs, post-rock, klezmer, film scores
and gospel to produce cohesive, multi-layered and dramatic music which moves from tiny, musicbox openings to cacophonous walls of sound. The result is a sound often compared to instrumental alchemists like Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire and Beirut.
A REVERE live show is as likely to be a full-scale electric onslaught as an intimate acoustic show
- either way audiences can expect dramatic live visuals to complement performances.
REVERE’s last single, We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow combines post-rock intensity with the kind of rousing, euphoric blasts of trumpet, strings and piano that has come to characterise the band.
The track won a string of superlative reviews and was Track of the Week in The Sunday Times
and Q Magazine. It enjoyed plays on stations such as 6Music, Radio 2, BBC London and is a
Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist Winner.
REVERE’s self-released debut album Hey! Selim, recorded between a remote barn hidden out in
the Scottish Highlands and Pinewood Film Studios, was produced by Dave Moore and mixed by
Anthony Theaker (formerly of Hope of the States). It was launched by a Best Of MySpace show
in September 2010 and hailed as a “remarkably assured debut” by R2 Rock and Reel
As you’d expect of a band with such a strong live reputation, REVERE is a regular fixture on
festival rosters, having played Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Standon Calling.
They recorded their second 6Music live session for Tom Robinson in November 2010 and in
March 2011 did a live acoustic session on the BBC London Sunday Sessions.
REVERE has just finished recording four new tracks due for release in the coming weeks. The
new songs retain the euphoric sound and appetite for genre-hopping, but with a new taste for
crowd-rousing choruses that echoes We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow and suggests an interesting
new direction for a band that “could, and should, be huge” Stephen Dalton, The Times.