Reverend and The Makers double A side single and tour

RTMpic12New double A side single
5th February 2016 
Special guests on The Libertines European Tour

“The Best Album of their career.” (NME)

“‘Mirrors’ is a big career turnaround….the multi-genre mastery is magnificent.” (Daily Mirror)

“Jon McClure makes good on the ambition of past boasts.”  (Uncut)


Reverend & The Makers release a  new double A side single Stuck On You / Makin’ Babies  through Cooking Vinyl, on Friday 5th February. The single is taken from the bands highly acclaimed new album, Mirrors, which was their fifth album to go Top Twenty in the UK album charts on its release in  October.

The video for Makin’ Babies was animated by Chris Shepherd and Jocie Juritz.

Chris’ previous director / writing / production credits include – the multi award winning film, ‘The Broken Jaw,’ for Channel 4, the BAFTA nominated ‘The World Of Interiors,’ Channel 4 series ‘People’s Britain’ and the BAFTA nominated short ‘Dad’s Dead.’ The Stuck On You video was filmed in Jamaica and directed by Roger Sargent. Both videos are taken from a special CD & DVD version of Mirrors which includes a video  to accompany each song on the album.

Reverend & The Makers, who are currently on tour in the UK with the Courteeners, have been announced as one of the special guests on three of The Libertines UK Arena shows in January 2016 as well as taking the coveted main support slot on The Libertines twelve-date European tour in February and March. The full dates with The Libertines and Courteeners are:

DECEMBER with The Courteeners:

FRI      18th      Manchester     O2 Apollo
SAT     19th      Manchester     O2 Apollo

JANUARY with The Libertines:
THU    21st      Glasgow          SSE Hydro Arena
SAT     23rd     Manchester     Arena
MON   25th     Nottingham     Arena

FEBRUARY with The Libertine

SAT    2nd     Berlin             Columbiahalle
SUN   7th      Berlin             Columbiahalle
TUE    9th      Munich,         Zenith
WED   10th    Cologne         Palladium

MARCH with The Libertines:

TUE    1st       Amsterdam    Paradiso
WED   2nd     Amsterdam    Paradiso
FRI      4th      Brussels        AB
SAT    5th       Brussels        AB
MON   7th      Paris               L’Olympia
WED   9th      Paris               L’Olympia
THU    24th    Zurich            X-Tra
FRI      25th    Vienna           Stadhalle

Mirrors received rave reviews on its release, was championed by Noel Gallagher & Carl Barât and has been picking up radio support from BBC 6, Radio 2, Beats 1 (Zane Lowe) and Radio X.

Reverend & The Makers are: Jon McClure, Ed Cosens, Joe Carnall , Laura McClure and Ryan Jenkinson.

Stream ‘Mirrors’


Reverend and The Makers Tour Dates


“Inspired – The best album of their career” – NME

“Sounds like nothing I’ve heard since the great concept albums of the 60’s” – Noel Gallagher

“Mirrors is a magnum opus” – Carl Barat

13 Manchester Ritz
14 Sheffield Academy
16 Wolverhampton Wulfrun
17 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
18 London Koko
20 Leeds Stylus
21 Liverpool Academy 1
22 Glasgow King Tuts
25 Newcastle Riverside
26 Bristol Bierkeller
27 Lowestoft Aquarium


03 Nottingham Rock City

Mirrors – Reverend and The Makers (Cooking Vinyl) reviewed by Dave Franklin

Reverend-The-Makers-Mirrors-COOKCD619-1024x1024Reverend and The Makers have forged a career out of throwing curveballs. At a time when all anyone associated the Steel City music scene with was just how good you looked on the dance floor, McClure and his posse were instead firing off gritty, kitchen sink narratives to electro beats and industrial grooves, sneering social commentary that placed them nearer The Streets than their Artic Monkeys drinking buddies.

But if their breakthrough sound was one of a John Osborne play pushing into future soundscapes, here they fully acknowledge the past with echo’s of Ray Davis’s late sixties attempts to capture the soul of small town England and occasional forays into Beatle-esque acid flash psychedelia plus their own trademark sound which often sounds like the distant echo of their home city’s industrial past.

Already being hailed as the band’s masterpiece it manages to draw from not only from their own career path but is able to reference previous decades as easily as it looks into a bright, new musical horizon.

Maybe the curveball they have thrown here is to stop throwing curveballs and settled down to accept that they don’t have to be the mavericks anymore and in doing so have given themselves a lot more freedom to explore the bands musical potential. And the result is nothing short of brilliant.

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