The band supply lyrics to house DJ Steve Lawler's new single - and singer Gary Stringer appears in the video...

Reef have become the latest rock band to flirt with club culture, thanks to a bizarre new video featuring singer GARY STRINGER.

The video for the track ‘Rise In’, by house DJ Steve Lawler, features Stringer buried up to his neck in sand by Lawler and studio partner ‘Washington’.

The collaboration came about after Stringer found out that the track contains lyrics from ‘Mellow’, a song from Reef‘s debut album ‘Replenish’. Although ‘Rise In’ does not actually sample Stringer, he is thought to have loved the track so much that he agreed to appear in the video, shot in Camber Sands last week.


‘Rise In’ is already an underground club hit, gaining recognition through Lawler‘s international reputation and his residency at London‘s home nightclub. It will be released on October 30 through John Digweed‘s Bedrock label. Lawler releases a ‘Global Underground Nubreed’ compilation through Boxed on October 9.

Meanwhile, Reef release another single, ‘Superhero’ from their fourth album ‘Getaway’ on October 30, to coincide with their UK tour. The dates are as follows: Bristol Colston Hall (October 22) Dublin Olympia (24) Belfast Limelight (25) Liverpool University (27) Glasgow Barrowlands (28) Aberdeen Music Hall (29) Newcastle Northumbria University (31) Norwich UEA (November 1) Manchester Academy (3) Sheffield Octagon (4) Leeds Metropolitan University (6) Derby Assembly Rooms (7) Cambridge Corn Exchange (8) London Astoria (10) Southampton Guildhall (11) Cardiff University (12) Exeter University (13)

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