the run up to the release of new e – single ‘Broken’,
The Revs have been announced to join Ian Archer and Hal as Irish representatives
at the Eurosonic Festival in January…..
EuroSonic 2005 is the premier European showcase promoting upcoming talent to the media, the European live music industry and, of course, the public. This is the 10th consecutive time that Eurosonic is being held in the lively city of Groningen with over 25 venues and capacities ranging from 150 – 1000 people. This is the biggest live music convention in Europe with more than 100 bands from all over Europe playing over the course of the two nights. It is also the biggest radio exercise in Europe with no less than six national broadcasters providing the best equipped and best crewed recording facilities available.
This year The Revs, who have been receiving amazing reactions to their newly Nick Seymour (Crowded House) produced material will be playing live at the event Thursday night, 13 January 2005. Previous artists and bands that have featured at Eurosonic include: Franz Ferdinand, Das Pop, Isak, Apparat, Slovo, Aerogramme, Dover and many more! Irish artists David Kitt, The Frames and Bell X1 have performed in previous years. The Eurosonic Festival is heavily supported by 2FM, who are among the 25 stations recording shows at the festival.
EuroSonic is part of the Noorderslag Weekend: 13th and 14th January 2005. The Noorderslag weekend is not only the first, but also one of the main music events in the year on the musical calendar of Northwest Europe. Noorderslag Weekend is both a music lover's dream come true and one of the best networking and learning platforms for the wider European live music industry as well as the Dutch music industry.
The Revs are currently on a nation wide tour in support of new e – single ‘Broken’ and launch their new website www.therevs.com on Fri 19th Nov.
Text REV to 57856 (ROI €2) OR 81330 (UK and NI £1.50) from Nov 21st to purchase Broken or see www.therevs.com
18TH Magee College
Derry – Doors 7pm, tickets £4
2ND Dec The Village
Dublin – Doors 8pm, tickets €16
The video for Death Of A DJ, filmed by Ridley Scott's camera - man Tim Flemming and directed by Young Irish Film Maker Niall Heerey has been racking up airtime on Kerrang TV and after only a week and a half of airplay has climbed to the 36 spot on their charts.
The Revs have just completed their first UK Tour, and have been based across the water since they returned from their very successful jaunt across the States and Australia in April. Responding to plea's from Irish fans on therevs.com the band have decided to celebrate their recent successes and pay homage to their loyal Irish supporters by announcing a series of intimate shows around the country prior to their Main Stage Witnness performance in July. The shows will see The Revs perform in small venues, incorporating an acoustic set into their famously dynamic and energetic live revelry. Special guests on the tour are Athlone rockers Bunny, who release their fantastic debut single 'Fearless' on July 4th.
For further Information contact Bernie Gillespie on 01 6684041 / 087
Irish Tour Dates:
Kerrang Review - Issue May 31st
It's worth remembering for those ravenous hype-mongers out there, eager to sell appearance and attitude over ability, that good story telling might make for good story selling, but good music has, and always will centre around good songs. And however much of a dull soundbite that may be, it's one of the reason's why Irish trio The Revs currently shine searchlight-bright over a rock wilderness over-populated with garage-revivalists, nu-metal chancers and knowing scenesters: they like their songs, see. 'Death Of A DJ' is a brilliant example of vibrant songwriting, buoyed by a youthful enthusiasm for the love of music that's all too often missing from today's contenders. So 'Eire Calling' sends a melodious slo-burn skyward with its exploding chorus, while 'Wasteland' gets a fuel injection courtesy of some Muse-style fret-burn wizardry. If this is what we can expect from the forthcoming LP, then summer 2003 looks like a tuneful place to be.
Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695
The Revs "Suck"
Debut Studio Album
THE ReVs – a Biography of their inevitable rise and rise and..
The REVS have started 2003 with a bang- a Top 20 single (No 11 mid week today in Ireland- it should go top 10), a front cover from Ireland best music magazine – Hot Press, a 5 star live review from the UK’s most popular rock magazine- Kerrang, (their first UK review), then a feature article, single releases in Ireland and the UK, an Album release in Ireland, a nomination from the Meteor award for best band (the Irish Grammy equivalent), winning best new band and highest overall polling from Hot Press readers, and now their front cover band on Feb 27th, a national tour and now a quick spin around the globe for a mini World tour. Whew!!
The Revs are ready to take on the World of Rock and Roll with their debut studio album “ Suck” due for release all over the globe this year starting with Ireland on the 28th Feb.
So yes folks its official The REVS “Suck” for 2003…hee hee
The REVS will be non-stop touring, starting with the following globe trotting gigs.
The REVS mini world tour includes
The Revs will also be undertaking a series of free instore performances
Revs: 'Death Of A DJ' - CD Single
Release Date 21- 02 - 03
AVAILABLE FOR 1 WEEK ONLY
'Death Of A DJ', the highly anticipated new single from their forthcoming debut studio album, will be available from shops for ONE WEEK ONLY from February 21st!!! (see website for details).
'Death Of A DJ' Nationwide Tour
A series of Irish dates have just been announced for February, which will be The Revs ONLY Irish tour in 2003.
Due to huge touring commitments in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, The Revs will embark on their 'Death of A DJ Tour' throughout February, and will be the only opportunity Irish fans will have to see the band live for a long time. The Revs have become synonymous with incendiary and highly energetic live performances and recently received a five star Live review in 'Kerrang' , this coupled with the fact that they will be performing a set consisting of fresh and brilliant new material promises live shows not to be missed.
Death Of A DJ Tour Dates
6th - The Bridge House, Tullamore, Co Offaly doors 10pm with special guests
Dr Millar and Bunny.
For more information contact:
The Revs, a three-piece rock band from Donegal, have been described as the best bits and a hybrid between The Police, Supergrass,The Who, Blink 182 and Semisonic with a special and really fantastic live energy and skill way beyond their youthful years.
The are now set to invade the UK so be warned that you are going to hear a lot from them over the next few years as they become one of the most important bands ever to emerge from Ireland.
The REVS are the 2002 winners of the two Irish “Best Newcomer awards” Their soon to be released debut UK single “Loaded” is being acclaimed as their best record yet and is a good introduction of the band to the UK as it captures the essence of the REVS in the three songs and three Video’s it contains.
The REVS are the success story of the year in Ireland, enjoying a breathtaking run over the last year by any standards. In the last twelve months they have scored 2 top 20 and 2 top 10 hit records (top 5 and 7), a gold album and single, three Irish Music industry awards, loads of industry “offers”, a mini world tour and now Major distribution in continental Europe and Asia for their next Album.
THE REVS are: Rory Gallagher (Bass/Vox), John McIntyre (Guitar/Vox), Micky O'Donnell (Drums).
The Donegal three
piece who are winning all the awards in Ireland and topping the charts
there regularly, received a huge popular vote to win Best Album at the
BUZZ awards in Belfast with their now gold Live album 'Sonic Tonic'. This
entered the Irish charts at no 5 in January 2002 and is still charting
being well on the way to Platinum status. This is the third award the
Revs have received this year.
The REVS are THE success story of the year in Eire, enjoying a breathtaking run over the last year by any standards. In the last twelve months they have scored 2 top 20 and 2 top 10 hit records (top 5 and 7), a gold album and single and now THREE music industry Awards.
The REVS have circumnavigated the globe with a mini tour of the USA and Australia in March /April, played to 100,000 people in Dublin at the welcome home reception for the Irish World cup team and at Slane Castle with Counting Crows, the Doves, Nickelback and The Stereophonics on August 24th.
The ReVs have now played live to over 180,000 people at hundreds of gigs in three continents since last summer. Renowned for having the best of fun at gigs and not taking themselves or things too seriously, The REVS are definitely one of the hardest working Irish rock bands.
The next twelve months will see the REVS release their first studio Album worldwide through their independent label / Treasure Island, and will now be marketed and distributed through Sony Independent Network Europe (SINE) for Europe and Asia. The REVS will be with touring extensively worldwide in support of these releases.
The ReVs are an independent band, to date independently released and financed, that have not bought their way to fame and popularity. The Revs earned their success the real and honest way, by constant gigging, building up a real following in Ireland and abroad with young and older fans alike, the way rock bands used to do. This is coupled, of course, with releasing great records and having a unique charm and sense of fun and enjoyment; their live gigs are already becoming legendary.
Within six months of their formation in Jan 2000, they won the strongly contested "Spirit" Big Issues battle of the Bands competition in Dublin in July 2000 - that was only their fifth gig! That gig brought them to attention to their now manager, Robert Stephenson, with his 20 years Music Industry experience, he helped them make all the right moves. With his help, they set up their own label, got investment and licensed their records to Treasure Island Records, which Robert founded.
The Revs built up a large following from continuous gigging quickly establishing a reputation as the "Hottest live band" in Ireland.
This was not only from playing to tens of thousands of students in the Institutes of Technologies and Universities, but also at the very popular "Blast" all ages events and at the best festivals going.
By late April 2001 they showcased at the NEMO Music awards and conference in Boston, which started attracting international music industry interest.
Their debut single "Wired to the Moon" was A play listed nationally, it received heavy rotation airplay and very widespread regional play.
The REVS surprised everyone with the phenomenal success of this debut single "Wired to the Moon". It spent 4 weeks in the Top 20, 7 weeks in the Top 30, 9 weeks in the Top 40 and received massive airplay from all the major stations. “Wired to the moon” has now achieved GOLD status.
"Alone With You" the bands second single was released on Oct 19th 2001 and went straight in at no 15 and stayed in the charts for 6 weeks. It received nationwide extensive airplay and was play listed on most regional and major stations as was the very cheeky B-side "Louis Walsh (says rock and roll is dead)" which also received massive airplay. That song is very topical and current swiping at all things candy floss, Pop Stars and "manufactured" in the music business and caused a peeved Louis Walsh to declare on national radio the REVS were nice guys who would get nowhere…
By Nov, The Revs were pulling large and very enthusiastic crowds to their increasingly legendary gigs, known for their electric atmosphere and sheer exuberance of the crowd interaction and revelry.
The big success of "Wired to the Moon" and "Alone with You" coupled with their non stop gigging established The Revs with an ever expanding fan base and had them packing venues around Ireland and receiving wild reactions from crowds.
So much so that the band decided to make their debut album a live Album, which they called "Sonic Tonic" and was released on JAN 11th 2002.
By Jan 18th “Sonic Tonic” charted as the highest new entry at no 5. (The album has now spent over a half year in the charts, reaching gold in May and now well on the way to Platinum.)
By March the ReVs had won the Meteor/IRMA Irish recorded Music industry award for best newcomer and hope for 2002. This award was voted for by the public, plus they also received six other nominations, beaten to them all only by U2 who were really cool and made a point to salute and applauded The REVS at their U2 press and TV conferences/ interviews, after they had won 8 awards.
On the 12th of March The ReVs embarked upon their first mini World Tour. They had a very successful six week circum navigation of the Music Industry / World, which included great performances at South x South West festival in Austin Texas (15th march), in Arlene’s grocery in New York, an Irish Festival in Boston, and at the Troubadour and the Viper rooms in LA on the 27TH and 29th March followed by a series of gigs in Australia, in Sydney and Newcastle returning via Bangkok and Belfast !!.
On the 25th April they flew into Belfast too collect their second Industry Award. There the REVS won the HOT PRESS (Ireland’s NME/ Rolling Stone equivalent) "Phil Lynott Best Newcomer Award" at a live BBC televised event in Belfast with U2, Ash, the Corrs and Radiohead. All the top Irish Music journalists and Radio DJ’s vote for this award.This was their second major award in as many months,
Treasure Island Records
next released the third REVS single, a double A- side “Tuesday Monday”
/ “Turning Japanese on May 31st, it went straight in the National
Charts as the highest new entry at no 7.
The REVS spent the summer of 2002 playing all the major festivals in Ireland. They played the Main stage at Witnness (35.000 Audience) on Sunday 14th July. The REVS also played “Slane” the biggest outdoor concert event in Ireland with the Sterophonics, Nickelback, Doves and Counting Crows.
Or for Further Information
Bernie Gillespie -
(353) 86 6004749 or email email@example.com