Revere (band)

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REVERE
Origin London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Post-rock
Years active Circa 2006–present
Labels Albino Recordings
Associated acts The Unrecorded, Gabby Young, Kat Flint
Website http://www.revereonline.co.uk/
Members Stephen Ellis
Seb Pidgeon
Russell Cook
Marc Rollins
Ellie Wilson
Kathleen McKie
Nicholas Hirst
Past members Nathaniel Mumford
Andrew Hawke
Jonothan Fletcher

Revere are a seven-piece, London-based band incorporating violin, cello, keys, trumpet and glockenspiel. They combine elements of gypsy marches, klezmer, post-rock, film scores and gospel.

Biography[edit]

Initially formed by Stephen Ellis, Revere (named after a comic-strip in 2000AD)[1] wrote and performed with a rotating line up until 2005 when Ellis relocated to London. The band self-released several singles and EPs in 2005-06, including As The Radars Sleep..., Chloroform, Skin[2] and Learning to Breathe.[3]

Revere spent the years between 2007 and 2010 touring, and working on their debut album Hey! Selim. Performances included the Union Chapel,[4] Glastonbury, The Tabernacle in Notting Hill,[5] and Standon Calling Festival.[6][7] Ellis supported Al Stewart on his US and UK tours in 2009,[8] and in spring 2010 the band embarked on a UK tour to promote the release of their third single We Won't Be Here Tomorrow.[9]

Stephen Ellis in concert - Photo by Anthony Mark Saul
Ellis on stage with Vieux Farka Touré (2012) - Photo by Chris Walsh

September 2010 saw the release of Revere's debut album Hey! Selim. Two tracks were released as lead-up singles, The Escape Artist[10][11] and We Won't Be Here Tomorrow. The band also recorded an in-studio session for "BBC Introducing".[12]

After a short break, Revere regrouped to compose and rehearse more material. A new song, What Am I If I'm Not Even Dust was performed on BBC Radio London's Sunday Sessions,.[13] The end of 2011 saw the release of four digital remix EPs entitled Revere: Reworked #'s 1-4.[14]

In November 2011, Revere toured the UK with Malian kora player and 2-time Grammy winner Toumani Diabaté.[15][16][17][18][19] Towards the end of the tour, Revere and Diabaté recorded several tracks together, including a cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart".[20] In early 2012, Stephen Ellis returned to The South Bank Centre to accompany Vieux Farka Touré on the track 'All The Same' (originally performed by Dave Matthews).[21]

In February 2012, Revere won Channel 5's "Send Us Your Music" competition: their prize was a video for new song Keep This Channel Open.[22]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Hey! Selim (2010)
  • My Mirror / Your Target (2013)

EPs[edit]

  • As the Radars Sleep... EP (2005)
  • Chloroform EP (2005)
  • A Soundless Tree EP (2007)
  • Reworked #1 - 4 (2011

Singles[edit]

  • "Skin" (2006)
  • "Learning to Breathe" (2006)
  • "The Escape Artist" (2008)
  • "As the Radars Sleep" (2009)
  • "We Won't Be Here Tomorrow" (2010)
  • "These Halcyon Days" (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selena, Yasmin (2008) "Revere play space-age gospel" (feature), Times Online
  2. ^ 2006 "Skin Video on YouTube" (video), YouTube
  3. ^ 2008 "REVERE - Learning to Breathe" (review), Glasswerk
  4. ^ Dennen, Rose (2007) "REVERE" (interview), Big City Redneck
  5. ^ 2010 REVERE - Tabernacle, London 18/11/10 (Live review), The 405
  6. ^ 2008 "standon calling - 2008 - the review" (review), sonomu
  7. ^ Cooper, Simon (2008) "Standon Calling"(review), Clash
  8. ^ 2009 "Al Stewart and Gabby Young at Devizes Corn Exchange on Wednesday May 2009"(news) This is Wiltshire
  9. ^ 2010 REVERE - We Won't Be Here Tomorrow (YouTube page with credits), YouTube
  10. ^ 2008 "The Escape Artist Video on YouTube" (video), YouTube
  11. ^ 2007 "4talent Award Winners" (news), Ten4 Magazine
  12. ^ 2009 "24 April 2009 BBC Introducing" (radio playlist), BBC 6music
  13. ^ 2011 Sun 6 Mar 2011 tracklist (Radio show tracklisting), BBC
  14. ^ 2011 REVERE reworked REVERE website
  15. ^ 2011 Toumani Diabaté – review (Live review)
  16. ^ 2011 Concert review: Toumani Diabaté - Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Live review), The Scotsman
  17. ^ 2011 Toumani Diabaté, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton (Live review)
  18. ^ 2011 Toumani’s indie-rock support act wows crowd (Live review)
  19. ^ 2011 Toumani Diabate, Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Live review), The Herald (Glasgow)
  20. ^ 2011 PREMIERE: Revere and Toumani Diabaté – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Blog post), Field Day (festival) blog
  21. ^ 2012 Vieux Farka Touré, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London review, The Independent
  22. ^ 2012 Introducing Revere (Channel 5 (UK) announcement), Channel 5

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