Reef To Release First Studio Album In 18 Years
Reef are back, with their first studio album since 2000's Getaway. Their upcoming record, Revelation, will be their first with new guitarist Jesse Wood, as well as their first on their new label, earMUSIC. Recorded in Ireland, long-time collaborator George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, Primal Scream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) stepped in to handle production of the upcoming album, which will feature a guest vocal from Sheryl Crow on lead single 'My Sweet Love'.
“We didn’t want to just make a good record, we wanted to make a great record,” says Reef vocalist Gary Stringer of Revelation. “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 is.”
“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.”
With nine Top 40 singles, most famously the absolute cracker of a track 'Place Your Hands', four studio albums, and the greatest hits album Together, the band went on hiatus in 2003, coming back together in 2010 when they reunited for a short tour. With the inclusion of Jesse Wood in 2014, formerly of the Ronnie Wood band/Faces/Red Racer, the band are back and look to be ready to give it all they've got.
Pre-orders for Revelation Available Now! http://smarturl.it/ReefRevelAU
Tracklist 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)