Reef have unveiled the video for their Radio 2 playlisted new single ‘My Sweet Love”, which features a guest vocal from Sheryl Crow. ‘My Sweet Love’ is taken from ‘Revelation’, Reef’s first new studio album in 18 years, due for release on May 4th on earMUSIC.
Shot in a disused barn in Bruton, Somerset, close to where Reef rehearse, the video was directed by Heidi Greensmith, who has previously directed videos for Paul Weller, Bernard Butler and Fatboy Slim. She also directed the 2015 film ‘Winter’ staring Tommy Flanagan from ‘Sons of Anarchy’ in his first lead film role.
Also available to stream now is the album’s title track ‘Revelation’. A balls-to-the-wall rock’n’roll anthem that evokes AC/DC at their magisterial best, from Gary Stringer’s throaty roar to Wood’s head-banging riffs.
‘Revelation’ is the revitalized West Country quartet’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. ‘Revelation’ was recorded in Ireland and has been produced by long-time collaborator George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, Primal Scream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers).
In 2016, Reef returned with their first single since 2003, ‘How I Got Over’, which was A-Listed at 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.
Last night Reef embarked on a series of live dates, including the Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour with The Wildhearts and Terrorvision which reaches London’s Eventim Apollo on May 6th. Full details below.
Reef: Gary Stringer (vocals), Jack Bessant (bass), Jesse Wood (lead guitar), Dominic Greensmith (drums)
Reef ‘Revelation’, tracklist:
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)
May 4 Academy, Manchester (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 5 Digbeth Arena, Birmingham (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 6 Eventim Apollo, London (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 10 Sub89, Reading
May 11 Concorde 2, Brighton
May 12 Waterfront, Norwich
May 18 Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
May 19 O2 Academy, Glasgow (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 20 O2 Academy, Newcastle (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 24 O2 Academy, Leeds (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 25 Motion, Bristol (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 26 Guildhall, Portsmouth (Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour)
May 27 LeeStock Music Festival, Suffolk
May 31 Green Room, The Academy, Dublin
June 1 Harmony Live 2018, Holywood, County Down
June 23 Beautiful Day Out At Eden, Eden Project, Cornwall
July 8 B LOVE Festival, Basingstoke
August 24 Watchet Festival, Somerset – Tickets