Reverend And The Makers release track inspired by UK riots - video

Watch the video to 'Riot' online now

Reverend And The Makers release track inspired by UK riots - video

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Reverend And The Makers have released a song inspired by the recent outbreak of rioting in the UK.

The band’s frontman Jon McClure spoke about the song, based on an unfinished track, entitled ‘Riot’, saying “I feel it my job as an artist to talk about and react to what's happening in my own way”. He also added that the song isn’t part of a new Reverend And The Makers album. He said:

I watched the events unfolding on the news the other night same as everyone else and was gutted to see the buildings on fire and people losing their businesses. The same way many of us have seen this coming for some time.


He continued:

Watching the news put me in mind of an old unfinished track that we had worked on. This is that track. Its free, it’s not a money thing in any way but I feel it my job as an artist to talk about and react to what's happening in my own way. This isn't part of any forthcoming Reverend album, it’s not gonna be a political record in the slightest but to keep schtum when there's rioting in the streets just ain't me. Hope you enjoy.


Watch the video and listen to the song below:



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