REVOLVERS TO HIT THE STAGE AT 93 FEET EAST THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 17. BE THERE!!!
If you are in London this Friday night be sure to come on down to 93 Feet East in Brick Lane, Shoreditch to see Revolvers and friends live. It's sure to be a huge night of fantastic music. So grab your partner and come on down. Details and ticket sales are available by clicking on our Events listings.
REVOLVERS ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT FOR EXCITING ALT ROCK ACT, OVERLAPS
REVOLVERS are excited to announce their upcoming support gig with Italian Alt Rockers, Overlaps on May 4 at the Garage, Thousand Islands venue. Overlaps will be hitting London as part of a multi city European tour.
OVERLAPS is a new alternative rock band from the Treviso/Pordenone area (North-Eastern Italy).
The unusual band-name stands for the interesting and energetic mixture of five profoundly different but complementary characters, where extremely heterogeneous elements and divergent influences magically converge into a catchy, powerful and multi-faceted rock sound, which is up-to-date and tradition-conscious at the same time.
First single “On Monday” was on charts on Virgin Radio Italy for 6 months.
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REVOLVERS FRONT MAN PENS MUSIC FOR AUSSIE YOUTUBE COMEDY SERIES
Revolvers front man and songwriter James has been helping out with the music score for recently released, Australian made YouTube series, "Get Real Estate". The series created by Aussie actor, writer and comedian Marcello Barbaro is a hilarious expose of the ruthless real estate business. The cunning schemes and raging egos of the industry are captured beautifully in the central character, "Marcus Lowe", a quite horrible boss who will stop at nothing to close the next deal. Shot exclusively in Marcus' Porsche Cayenne, the various characters come in and out of the action via the car's mobile phone. The banter between characters and Marcus' junior sidekick are hilarious and sadly, oh so real!
James composed the music for the opening credits and scene transitions. "I wanted to try and embed a spaghetti western style theme to best capture the cowboy nature of the real estate business"
You can enjoy the full series of Get Real Estate by following this link
COME AGAIN FEATURED IN LITTLE INDIE BLOGS
Thanks so much to the Team at Little Indie blogs for a recent feature on our new single Come Again. Please check out the article here:
REVOLVERS RELEASE BANGING NEW SINGLE "COME AGAIN" - OUT NOW
Fresh on the heels of recent release "TRUE LOVE", Revolvers are not resting on their laurels. Lead singer and songwriter James Thurling has revealed that the band's new single will up the ante with its pounding and infectious bass and drum lines.
"True Love was a fantastic first up single from our forthcoming EP and was really well received by dozens of critics and featured on the important and influential Spotify playlist Fresh Finds. But Come Again really highlight's our 70's rock influences with its T Rex like guitar parts and cheeky lyrics that reference everything from the Beatles to Chuckee Cheese"
COME AGAIN will be available on all popular music platforms from Wednesday April 3rd. It will be supported by a full length Lyric Video which given the lyrical style of the song, should be a lot of fun
FEBRUARY 28 2019 - SPOTIFY ADDS 'TRUE LOVE' TO TWO PLAYLISTS !
TRUE LOVE featured on Spotify's 'Fresh Finds' and 'Fresh Finds : Six Strings' Feb 26 - March 6! We are absolutely buzzing that 'True Love' has been picked up by Spotify and has gone global!
JANUARY 25 2019 - “‘ROCK IS DEAD’ IS BOLLOCKS” – AN INTERVIEW WITH REVOLVERS
The heyday of UK-based indie rock seems to have passed us by. It’s been more than a decade since we had our first taste of Arctic Monkeys, ten years since Oasis disbanded, fifteen years since we first heard Kasabian’s iconic Club Foot… but there is a resurgence.
It may not be the early noughties anymore, but that doesn’t mean that the rock scene is dead. In clubs and bars across the country, the indie rock revival has begun. The success of the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen or The 1975 – whether you like their music or not – can’t be understated and we’re continually exposed to more and more young talent.
One of the new UK indie bands we’re most excited about in this period of rock revival are Revolvers. They released their debut EP Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You back in January 2018 and have recently recorded their follow-up right here at Kore Studios. We’re extremely happy to have been a part of the musical journey of one of our favourite upcoming UK bands, so we sat down with Revolvers’ lead guitarist, vocalist and all-around nice guy, James Thurling to talk about how their band came to be and what the future holds for the band.
Every band has an origin story, often fraught with breakups, arguments and uncertainty. The guys from Revolvers originally met at the University of West London back in 2016, but by March 2017, his bandmates realised that education can get in the way of rock stardom, leaving the band with James staying on as the sole original member. “There’s no bad blood there,” he tells us, but if Revolvers were to continue, he needed to find some replacements quickly. Taking to the internet, placing an online ad, he’d soon found his new band.
Revolvers had been gigging for a while around London, their indie-pop sound getting them enough attention to put together their debut EP in August 2017. Recorded at the university’s own recording studio and mixed with the help of some friends from James’ music production course, the record marked the first time Revolvers signature sound was produced professionally.
With the release of Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You in 2018, the band started playing in some of London’s most iconic venues. If a venue supports new upcoming bands from the rock sphere, Revolvers have played there, from the Water Rats to Nambucca to the Camden Assembly, they’ve got a serious start considering they only have one EP under their belt… but all that’s about to change.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT STUDIO
James is happy to admit that, while great at the time, their debut just didn’t cut it on a big scale “The EP is good”, he tells us, “but it’s just not industry standard”. For a project crafted entirely within the confines of a university, YIHWBY is an undoubtedly impressive release, but it doesn’t come with that fully polished feel that can only come with a professional recording studio.
Fortunately, Revolvers found Kore. After going through seven separate studios, the band eventually decided that Kore would be right for them. James told us that, at first, the “arsenal of equipment” behind the doors of Kore was a little overwhelming, but with a little encouragement, they’d soon booked a session.
So, what made Revolvers’ experience at Kore such a positive one? “Well George was really digging our sound,” we’re told by James, “I thought it’d just be a case of taking our money and saying “have a nice day” but that wasn’t the case at all. When Revolvers began recording their second EP late last year our in-house producer, George Apsion, gave them a taste of the Kore experience.
WHY RECORD AT KORE STUDIOS?
James is happy to admit that, while he still really enjoys the band’s older stuff “we didn’t really know what we were doing”. In working with the team at Kore, he tells us that the band have really grown to understand their sound, a move that’s going to be reflected with the release of their new EP.
While they initially had a far more indie-pop sound, Revolvers’ next project will be vastly more guitar-driven. “It’s like modern indie rock shaking hands with the 60s and 70s,” he tells us, it’s going to be a “real rock ‘n’ roll” release. When we ask James about his influences he’s keen to admit that, like many musicians, The Beatles are at the top of their list, unsurprising when you discover that their name was directly pulled from the Fab Four’s final record; 1966’s Revolver.
To avoid falling into the trappings of what they see as a sometimes contrived and formulaic genre, Revolvers keep their influences open. James tells us that their new EP will contain material influenced by indie heroes like Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, while also working in elements inspired by titans of alt-rock such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Queens Of The Stone Age.
At the end of all of our interviews at Kore, we like to ask bands some pertinent questions from a range of musical topics.
Kore Studios: What do you say to those who say rock is dead?
James Thurling: “Rock is dead is bollocks.” James’ response is clear-cut to say the least. While he does think that some of the biggest rock bands out there are somewhat uninspired he doesn’t believe that that’s the case for rock music overall. Going on, he tells us that he believes that the likes of Sticky Fingers, Marmozets, Greta Van Fleet and London’s own Shame are breathing new life into the genre.
James firmly believes that all the rock scene needs is one artist to come out and do something completely different to revitalise the music. “We need a Nirvana moment...” he says, “if Bowie can do Blackstar at 69, what’s stopping a teenager doing something just as good in their bedroom?”
KS: What’s the best venue you’ve ever played?
JT: “The Camden Assembly is a great venue, but we always have a great time when we play The Water Rats.”
KS: What’s your dream venue to play at?
JT: “Madison Square Garden, definitely.”
KS: If you could bring any musician back to life, who would it be?
JT: “I want to say Lennon… or maybe Jimi Hendrix.”
KS: If you could open for any artist, living or dead, who would you choose?
JT: “Oasis. Hands down.”
WHAT NEXT FOR REVOLVERS?
Looking back on 2018, James admits that he wasn’t particularly impressed with the wider musical landscape. While he’s been listening to a lot of Australian rock outfit Sticky Fingers and thought Arctic Monkey’s controversial Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino was decent enough, James wants 2019 to be far more interesting, and he has high hopes for Revolvers’ future.
With the new EP recorded, we can look forward to it being released, along with a new music video, on the 20th of February… or at least part of it. Taking a novel approach to the release of the project, Revolvers will be releasing each of the four tracks on the EP individually, with a six-week gap between each song.
James is confident that with a firmly cemented new sound and strong relationship with a musically knowledgeable producer, 2019 is going to be Revolvers’ year. We’re certainly excited to hear the new EP and to see exactly what the guys are going to release, how they’ve changed and the impact they make on the indie scene. Their next gig is on Friday the 1st of March at The Water Rats, so get down there and check out one of the best new indie bands in the country.
26 JANUARY 2018 - DEBUT EP 'YOUR INDIE HEROES WILL BETRAY YOU' RELEASED
Revolvers, made up of James Thurling (Singer/guitarist), Rhys Kibble (Drums/backing vocals), Steven Morrison (Bassist/backing vocals) and Will Oliver (Guitar/backing vocals), were formed in 2016 and began carving out a growing following playing gigs in and around London. The band plays an energetic and pulsating range of entirely original material and make no secret of their passion for fusing modern indie guitar with classic rock from the 60s and 70s. Revolvers released their debut EP comprising of five songs in January 2018 to positive reviews from music industry bloggers and media. 'Your Indie Heroes will Betray You' featured songs 'Night Club Circuit', 'Stone Island', 'Fever', 'Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You' and 'Reply'.
Read the MNGR Mag Review of 'Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You': https://themngrmag.com/2018/02/05/your-indie-heroes-will-betray-you-ep-review/
Revolvers Debut EP - Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You