Revere won our SUYM competition to win a music vid, conceptualised and shot by the C5 creative team!
Revere is a seven-piece group based in London, with members originating from all over the UK – from London to Liverpool, from Newcastle through to Edinburgh and as far afield as the Orkney Isles.
The band includes violin, cello, keys and the occasional brass section, along with the traditional rock backline. The diverse line-up brings with it a diversity of influences – including the cinematic scores of Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone; the soaring vocals and genre-tripping of Jeff Buckley; the brooding soundscapes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and the dark folk of Nick Cave.
REVERE combine these influences with fleeting elements of gypsy songs, post-rock, klezmer, film scores and gospel to produce cohesive, multi-layered and dramatic music which moves from tiny, music-box 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.
Their 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-laden 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 launched by a Best of MySpace show. The album was hailed as a “remarkably assured debut” by R2 Rock and Reel Magazine. REVERE are a regular fixture on festival rosters, having played Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Standon Calling. In support of that release the band recorded their second 6Music live session for Tom Robinson and later a live acoustic session on the BBC London Sunday Sessions.
As to the future, the band has just finished recording new tracks for release in the coming months. The new songs retain the euphoric sound and appetite for genre-hopping of the album, but with a new immediacy and taste for sing-along choruses that echoes We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow and suggests an interesting new direction for a band that “could, and should, be huge” (The Times).