Of all the bands to emerge out of the European shoegaze movement of the last decade, Italian four-piece Rev Rev Rev have been the most formidable and commanding; their reverberating walls of fuzz drifting into crushing noise-rock territory at times. With a penchant for the dark, heavy and noisy, it was clearly only a matter of time until the band worked with the London-based label Fuzz Club.
To celebrate their inevitable signing, as well as their upcoming trip to the States for this year’s SXSW, Rev Rev Rev are sharing the new single ‘Clutching The Blade’ taken from their forthcoming third LP Kykeon and BSM is excited to bring you the premiere.
With the record due for release in Autumn this year, this new cut offers a no-holds-barred intro into what’s to come. Talking about the track, they explain “’Clutching The Blade’ is a good snapshot of our sonic virulence. Among the new songs, it’s the one that truly conveys the energy of our live show, whilst keeping a mechanic feel that contributes to the ominous atmosphere. The song itself is about being trapped in the quicksand of a certain situation, or what can feel like destiny, and the appalling feeling that the more you struggle, the faster you sink.”
Since their 2013 self-titled debut album, followed by 2016’s Des Fleurs Magiques Bourdonnaient LP, the Modena outfit has picked up rave reviews, consistently been hailed as one of the finest proponents of the modern shoegaze revival, clocked up considerable 6 Music airtime and brought their notoriously all-consuming live show across the UK and mainland Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Ringo Deathstarr. Though with their first US shows coming up and their third album due later this year, it’s clear that Rev Rev Rev are only just getting started.
For fans of: The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Ringo Deathstarr