Reverend And The Makers urge Scotland to ‘declare independence’

Jon McClure attacks Jay-Z at T In The Park

Reverend and the Makers played a raucous set earlier this evening (July 12) in the King Tut’s Wah-Wah Tent at the T In The Park festival.

Sporting a mohican haircut, Jon ‘The Reverend’ McClure urged the Scottish crowd to “declare independence” and slammed Jay-Z for using the word “bitch” to describe women.

McClure was pumped-up for the occasion, talking at length between ecstatically-received songs, including ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The World’ and ‘The State Of Things’.

Repeatedly imploring the crowd to “think for yourselves,” McClure took a swipe at Jay-Z during his set, saying: “‘99 problems but the bitch ain’t one’? I don’t know any girls I call a ‘bitch’.”

McClure then shouted, “God bless Scotland, make sure you declare independence,” before punching the air throughout a frenetic version of ‘He Said He Loved Me’ to close his set.

He then asked the audience to follow him outside for an impromptu acoustic set.

Reverend And The Makers played:

‘The State Of Things’


‘Heavyweight Champion Of The World’

‘Silence Is Talking’


‘Open Your Window’

‘Sundown On The Empire’

‘Armchair Detective’

‘The Machine’

‘He Said He Loved Me’

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NME.COM caught up with Reverend and the Makers backstage at [a[T In The Park[/a]. You can watch the interview by clicking on the link below.