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Its hard to classify, perhaps it shouldn't be but this track has all the elements and its a real anthem. There are some delectably fat sweeping synth leeds in there reminiscent  of Paninaro by Petshop Boys, mixed in with rolling baseline gritty northern vocals, its a great track and not one riding on the tailwinds of Arctic Monkeys (also from Sheffield), the Rev is carving his own path.


Formed: 2005 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Engla

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Fusing indie rock melodies and attitudes with dance rhythms and electronic surfaces, Reverend & the Makers were formed by vocalist and songwriter Jon McClure, who at the age of 25 was already a fixture on the music scene in Sheffield, England. Previously a member of the short-lived bands Judan Suki and 1984, McClure had a reputation in Sheffield as both a songwriter and a poet, and became something of a mentor to Alex Turner, who would become an overnight sensation as the leader of the group...
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Heavyweight Champion of the World, Reverend and the Makers
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  • £0.89
  • Genre: Alternative
  • Released: 21 May 2007

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