Following an array of outstanding summer festival appearances Glastonbury, rockers REEF announce the release of their new single ‘Shoot Me Your Ace’, produced by former Duran Duran/ Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor.
A joyful blast of raw soul-power, this no-holds-barred, uptempo rock’n’rollacoaster of a record is accompanied by a death-defying video shot in the middle of a motorcycle stunt show Demon Dromes’ notorious Wall of Death.
Lead singer Gary Stringer comments, “As a rock song ‘Shoot Me Your Ace ‘ just works. It’s immediate. We opened with it at the festivals this summer and everyone gets it straight away. When you have a blinding rock song like this, you need an adrenaline-fuelled video, so to work with the folk at Demon Drome was spectacular. Their skill and bravery really adds to the excitement of the song.”
And what a song! Stringer’s signature raspy vocals soaring forward over Jack Bessant’s similarly infectious, driving bass. Add to this the dual guitars of Jesse Wood and producer/ honorary member Andy Taylor, alongside brand-new drummer Luke Bullen, formerly of Joe Strummer’s band the Mescaleros, and you have one powerhouse of a band.
This is re-energised REEF back where they belong with a track that totally encapsulates the spirit, energy and excitement of the band that we all fell in love with on albums such as Replenish and Glow. But it’s also REEF Mk II, a newly-crystallized five-piece that brings together a remarkable array of talents who can justly lay claim to being a national rock’n’roll treasure.
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With a brand new album soon to be announced next week and a full UK headline tour for April next year, REEF are set to explode back into public consciousness with a bang!
REEF – Shoot Me Your Ace Tour
7th Newcastle University
8th Glasgow QMU
9th Manchester – O2 Ritz
14th Exeter – Phoenix
15th Cardiff – Tramshed
16th London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
21st Leeds – University Stylus
22nd Bristol – O2 Academy
23rd Birmingham – O2 Institute
28th Brighton – Chalk
29th – Southampton – Engine Rooms
30th – Norwich – UEA