Review : Reverend And The Makers - The State Of Things
MusicomhAn indie-techno blast combining sonic storm synths and foot stomping bludgeoning beats. At last Ladies and Gents, we present Reverend And The Makers.
It's a feisty uplifting record set to send perplexed skinny tied kids into ferocious swing across the country. The Reverend, Jon McClure, has waited for the correct moment amongst a busy local scene to unleash this menace of a debut album- binding his time as the Arctic Monkeys phenomena settled down....full text
BBCJon McClure has grafted and toiled to be in the position he’s in today. A self-confessed ‘perfectionist’, McClure has shaped Reverend & The Makers in his own specific vision crafting what he claims to be music which transcends the usual genre barriers in an industry which loves definition.
With high profile close friends, such as the Artic Monkeys and Radio 1’s Jo Whiley, this debut is highly anticipated. Constant radio play of their first single, “Heavyweight Champion Of The World”, has just managed to up the hype. With its flawless production, funky bass and Northern styling, it subtly fills the gap between indie respectability and pop sensitivity....full text
YahooIn his short but rapidly accelerating career, 25-year-old Sheffield native Jon McClure has become almost as well known for his hilariously hubristic pronouncements as for his band's music, suggesting that he's the reincarnation of Bob Marley and comparing himself to Ginsberg, Dylan and Plato. Such comical claims might seem peripheral to any band's music, but swagger is crucial to The Makers' picture, since The Rev is clearly stepping into shoes worn not by any one of his acknowledged heroes - Marley, Lennon and Strummer - but by two other quasi-gnomic, northern gobshites, Liam Gallagher and Ian Brown....full text
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