INTERVIEW: Jon McClure on new Reverend and the Makers album ‘Heatwave In The Cold North’

Jon McClure

In episode #130 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar meets Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers to discuss his new album ‘Heatwave In The Cold North.’

Never resting on their laurels and constantly striving to challenge perceptions of the band, Reverend and the Makers have become one of the enduring and great survivors of the British music scene. With a career spanning two decades Jon McClure and his collective of musicians burst onto the scene with their Top 5 charting debut album, The State of Things.

The album spawned the UK top 10 single Heavyweight Champion of the World. The five albums since have seen the band move through several incarnations, sounds and lineups and experience all the highs and most of the lows the music industry has to offer.

The Reverend’s story is one of the great survival stories of the music industry, as charisma, talent, defiance, and sheer willpower see the band start a new chapter reenergized and raring to go. With a point to prove, with Heatwave In The Cold North, Reverend And The Makers set about the task in hand, armed to the teeth with an arsenal of their biggest, best and most accessible and ambitious songs to date.

In this interview, Jon McClure talks about writing and recording the album, travelling to Africa, working with a camel, live shows, and lots more.

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Reverend and the Makers

‘Heatwave In The Cold North’ Tracklist

1. Heatwave In The Cold North
2. Problems
3. A Letter To My 21-Year-Old Self
4. 26 Thousand Days On The Earth
5. High
6. I Hate It When You Lie
7. You Don’t Love Me
8. Overthinking
9. The Exception
10. Living Without You

Xsnoize Author
Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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