Track Of The Day: REWS – ‘Today We’re Warriors’

A defiant guitar tune designed to empower and motivate listeners into action, REWS have shared their latest single ‘Today We’re Warriors’. Lifted from the band’s upcoming second album Warriors, which is set for release on 7th August via Marshall Records, the track mixes heavy riffs and catchy melodies to help spark the fires of personal revolution.

REWS front-woman and founder Shauna Tohill has been busy during the covid-19 lockdown period performing online gigs, and promoting her “Femme Focus” Sunday sessions where she speaks to other female musicians about their work (watch ep. 3 with Jen from False Advertising here). Now, she’s gearing up for the release of her second album, and ‘Today We’re Warriors’ is another shining example of her tenacity and passion as a songwriter.

Speaking about the track, she explains: “The song exclaims exactly what the name suggests! Every morning we wake up, we have a choice in what kind of journey we will lead. There are dark days where our path is unclear and blocked (some more than others) and that’s when I want to encourage everyone to keep fighting forward, to gather together in the spirit of music with those who are good in your life, to support and respect each other! Today, we got this, we will get through this and we will keep moving forward to see a better, positive, thriving and equal future for all women, men, children from all races and backgrounds. Today, we’re warriors!”

The track is accompanied by two music videos, an official video that shows Shauna running through the wilderness, and a fan video directed by GIHE photographer Jon Mo. The fan video also features one of the GIHE grrrls (spoiler: it’s Kate).

Watch both videos below and follow REWS on Facebook and Spotify for more updates.

You can pre-order REWS’ new album Warriors here.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

ALBUM: REWS – ‘Pyro’

Like the phoenix that rises from the ashes of its own flames, rock duo REWS take the remnants of loves old and new and turn them into tunes that blaze with fun and furious style. Their debut album Pyro, released via Marshall Records, brims with an incredibly dark an delightful energy and it’s setting our cells alight in all the right ways.

The record opens with a rockier reversion of the joyful ‘Let It Roll’, showcasing guitarist Shauna & drummer Collette’s divine dual vocals against a backdrop if gritty guitar. It bleeds perfectly in to ‘Rip Up My Heart’, a heavy lament to the heartache caused by a failed relationship – and a musical remedy for it too.

‘Violins’ is an apathetic but energetic track with a chorus which demonstrates Shauna’s ability to hit the higher notes as well as unleashing hair-raising screams with her powerful lungs. It precedes recent single ‘Shine’, which is glittery and gloriously heavy (like the accompanying music video) and a clear highlight on the record. ‘Death Yawn’ – written about a weird guy who kept staring at Shauna at a hostel during breakfast – is a poppier offering, but it’s drenched in REWS’ trademark infectious melodies and dancing beats.

‘Miss You In The Dark’ is the anthem every girl should listen to post-breakup, with standout percussion from Collette and more of Shauna’s powerhouse vocals which dominate the record. ‘Your Tears’ is a superb follow-up, and it’s a track that refuses to acknowledge “the boy who cried wolf” with it’s swaggering guitar and thrashing drums.

‘We Explode’ leaves its mark, with it’s scorching chorus and lyrics that drip with desire, whilst penultimate track ‘Shake Shake’ will have you shimmying away the bad memories. ‘Running Up Against The Wall’ closes the record, with melodic keys and a sense of uncertainty that listeners will easily relate to. Pyro is proof that the REWS girls take everything in their stride, and they should take great pride in this record which perfectly showcases their musical potential.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: REWS – ‘Your Tears’

A racing, energetic slice of pop-rock, London-based duo REWS‘ have shared their latest single ‘Your Tears’. Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, it’s the third single taken from the band’s highly anticipated debut album Pyro, which is set for release via Marshall Records on 3rd November.

“‘Your Tears’ is the adrenaline driven, musical rendition of the boy who cried wolf,” explains drummer Collette Williams about the track, which is laced with pop rock sensibilities, dancing beats and front woman Shauna Tohill’s powerhouse vocals.

Rews will be finishing the year with a 16 date UK headline tour starting in November to celebrate the launch of Pyro, and we can’t wait to see them perform live again at London’s Old Blue Last. Check out which date you can make and listen to ‘Your Tears’ below.

REWS November 2017 UK Tour Dates
Wed 8th – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
Thu 9th – Epic Studios, Norwich
Fri 10th – The Soundhouse, Leicester
Sat 11th – Esquires, Bedford
Wed 15th  – The Greystones, Sheffield
Thu 16th – Fibbers, York
Fri 17th – The Met, Bury
Sat 18th – Lincoln IMP, Scunthorpe
Wed 22nd – The Horn, St Albans
Thu 23rd – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Fri 24th – The Face Bar, Reading
Sat 25th – Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
Wed 29th – Old Blue Last, London
Thu 30th – Gwidhw, Cardiff

Pre-order your copy of Pyro here, and follow REWS on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut