Track: Reverend And The Makers – Black Flowers

Good news! Reverend & The Makers, have announced two intimate shows in London and Sheffield. Yass!

Bad news! They’ve sold out. Agh! Sorry. And you would have loved it, too – with a special Makers lineup that includes a string & brass section and a Gospel choir. Tickets were gone within hours of going on sale.

Just to rub it in Jon McClure says of these shows “We are really excited to bring our songs to fans in an intimate setting and present them in a way that they have never been heard before and possibly never will again…it’s definitely going to be very special.”

HOWEVER… Good news! To coincide with these shows the band are releasing a new single ‘Black Flowers,’ taken from their acclaimed new album ‘The Death Of A King,’ which debuted in the UK album charts at #11, their highest charting album since their debut in 2007. 

Watch the cracking retro 70’s budget TV advert style video for Black Flowers here:


‘Black Flowers’ is the  fourth single to be lifted from ‘The Death Of A King’ and sees Maker’s Laura McClure take over lead vocal duties. This is a bold move and quite a departure from Jon’s voice, which is essentially the band’s key USP, but all the usual values, approach and attitude are still there so it is still recognisably a Rev and The Makers track, albeit a more psychedelic one. Of any band these are going to be the ones with the balls to do whatever they like, vocals or otherwise; which we all love them for, so go right ahead lads and ladies, keep surprising us (except with the impossibly small rare gigs).

‘The Death Of A King’ completes a full-house of all six studio albums that Reverend and the Makers have propelled into the Top 20, debut ‘The State of Things’ reached number 5, aided by the anthemic breakthrough single ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’.The band toured the follow-up album ’A French Kiss in the Chaos’ (2009) as support act for the last ever live dates from Oasis.  ‘@Reverend Makers’ was released in 2012, ‘Thirty Two’ was unleashed in 2014 and the critically applauded ‘Mirrors’ was released in 2015.



22nd London’s  Bush Hall

23rd Sheffield  Upper Chapel


As previously announced Reverend & The Makers play the following festivals this year:



16th Hull Back To Ours (North point Shopping Centre)


24th Walton Upon Trent Spring Gathering Festival (Bearded Theory)

26th Warrington Neighbourhood Weekender


11th Gloucestershire Lakefest

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