News: REEF announce ‘REVELATION’ -first studio album in 18 years


REEF announce ‘REVELATION’ -first studio album in 18 years to be released May 4th on CD, LP, download & stream.

The album 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. The album was recorded in Ireland and has been produced by long-time collaborator George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, Primal Scream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). Lead single from it ‘My Sweet Love’ features a guest vocal from Sheryl Crow.


1. Revelation
2. My Sweet Love (featuring Sheryl Crow)
3. Provide
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)
“We didn’t want to just make a good record, we wanted to make a great record,”
says Reef vocalist Gary Stringer. “We were writing the songs for
two and a half years, road-testing them when we were on tour. We’d play four or
five new songs every night, really watching the crowd. If their eyes glazed over or
they went to the bar, then we dropped those songs! But if a song engaged with
them – a melody they can hook into, a guitar riff – then that was a real pointer for
how we went about it. Hopefully that’s helped make the album is as strong as it
“Recording in Ireland was really special,” adds guitarist Jesse Wood. “It’s always
been a magical place for me and we spent a few great weeks there with George. I
already can’t wait to make the next album!”
“It’s a better world with Reef in it, their love for life and music is infectious,” says
producer George Drakoulias. “A real privilege to be on this journey with them.”
Reef will be on tour throughout April and May, including the Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour with The Wildhearts and Terrorvision with includes a show at London’s Eventim Apollo on May 6th


April 26   The Engine Shed, Lincoln

April 27   The Welly, Hull

April 28   Arts Club, Liverpool

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)

June 23   A Beautiful Day Out at Eden, Cornwall

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