Noel Gallagher ‘shit in his smoking jacket’ when listening to new Reverend And The Makers album

Record also dubbed a 'magnum opus' by The Libertines' Carl Barat

Both Noel Gallagher and Carl Barât have praised Reverend And The Makers’ upcoming new album.

The band, led by Jon McClure, will release their fifth album and follow up to 2014’s ‘Thirty Two’ on October 9. Hear new single ‘Black Widow’ below.

According to a press release, Noel Gallagher described the record as “like nothing I’ve heard since the great concept albums of the ’60s”.

Gallagher said: “So I’m listening to ‘Mirrors’ for the first time and I’m about 15 minutes in when it dawns on me that this is like something that sounds like nothing I’ve heard since the great concept albums of the ’60s”.

“It’s at that point that I may have shit in my smoking jacket! (in fact I think I did actually shit in my Fez!!). Shit title though eh?”


The Libertines’ Carl Barât at also shared his opinion on the record, saying: “You can always rely on the Reverend for a volley of lyrical grenades, but ‘Mirrors’ is a magnum opus. He’s a seasoned melodic master too. Just what we needed from Reverend And The Makers”.

Watch the video for ‘Black Widow’ below.

‘Mirrors’ was recorded in both Sheffield and in Jamaica and produced by Dave Sanderson. The band will follow the release with a UK tour during November and December. Tickets go on sale Friday (August 7) at 9am.

Reverend And The Makers play the following live dates:

Manchester, Ritz (November 13)
Sheffield, Academy (14)
Wolverhampton, Wulfurn (!6)
Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms (17)
London, Koko (18)
Leeds, Stylus (20)
Liverpool, Academy 1 (21)
Glasgow, King Tuts (22)
Newcastle, Riverside (25)
Bristol, Bierkeller (26)
Lowestoft, Aquarium (27)
Nottingham, Rock City (December 3)

The ‘Mirrors’ tracklisting is as follows:

Black Widow
Makin’ Babies
Stuck On You
The Beach And The Sea
The Trip
El Cabrera
Something To Remember
Mr Glassalfempty
The Gun
My Mirror
Last To Know
Lay Me Down