Track Of The Day: Rews – ‘Can You Feel It?’

Feel good lyrics, infectious guitar riffs and crashing cymbals collide on Rews‘ latest single, ‘Can You Feel It?’. Mixed and mastered by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco, Lower Than Atlantis) the song is in intensely catchy anthem about overcoming heartache, accompanied by a brand new lyric video.

Rews’ (comprised of guitarist & vocalist Shauna Tohill and drummer Collette Williams) feet have barely touched the ground since they released their debut album Pyro in 2017. The pair have been gigging non-stop, and are currently supporting American rock band Halestorm on their UK tour, and are set to play Brixton Academy tomorrow night (Sept 28th). They duo will also be playing a string of headline shows in November (see below for details).

Speaking about the new single, Shauna explains: “‘Can You Feel it?’ is a song that takes a positive spin on hurt feelings. It encourages the listener to “let it out”, “dance”, “sing”, and not be afraid to explore how they feel in order to better themselves & learn to love again. It was inspired and written during a period of heartbreak and describes the stages of grief that we endure.”

We’re glad we’ve got Rews’ infectious garage-pop songs to get us through these tough times. Listen to ‘Can You Feel It?’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Rews 2018 UK Headline Tour Dates
10th Nov – Manchester, The Castle – DHP
11th Nov – Bristol – The Louisiana – Metropolis/Live Nation
14th Nov – London – Sebright Arms – DHP
15th Nov – Sheffield – Record Junkie Metropolis/Live Nation
17th Nov – Birmingham – The Flapper – Metropolis/Live Nation

Photo Credit: Tom Pullen

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 in to tunes that blaze with fun and furious style. Their debut album Pyro (released via Marshall Records) brims with an incredible energy that’s simultaneously dark and delightful; and it’s setting our ears 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 gritty guitar. It bleeds perfectly in to ‘Rip Up My Heart’, which is 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’ certainly leaves its mark, with it’s scorching chorus and lyrics that drip with desire, whilst penultimate track ‘Shake Shake’ will have you doing just that; shimmying away the poisons of 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’

We’ve been singing REWS‘ new tune ‘Your Tears’ on repeat since it was released last week, and you’ll be doing the same once you’ve listened to the track below. It’s the third single taken from the rock duo’s highly anticipated debut album Pyro, which is due to be released via Marshall Records on 3rd November.

Drummer Collette explains that ‘Your Tears’ is “the adrenaline driven, musical rendition of the boy who cried wolf”, and vocalist & guitarist Shauna has described the track as “dynamic, high energy rock, laced with pop sensibilities that allow people to get involved and sing and dance along”. The pair recorded the track at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

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 below, and listen to ‘Your Tears’ in the mean time.

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