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

Get In Her Ears w/ REWS (27.10.17)

Mari & Kate were back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week playing loads of great new tunes from women in music. They were joined by the lovely Shauna Tohill from REWS who came into the studio to talk about the band’s debut album Pyro (released on 3rd November) and to play a few tracks live on air.

Listen back to the show here:

Tracklist
Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo
Witch Fever – Carpet Asphyxiation
Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing
Adria – Gold Water
The Magnettes – Sad Girls
French For Rabbits – It Will Be Okay
Fever Ray – To The Moon and Back
I Am Harlequin – Minimal
PILLARS – Honest People
Halina Rice – Atoms
VERO – Out Of My Head
**REWS Interview & Live Session**
VUKOVI – Animal
Fever High – Good Advice
Miya Folick – Give It To Me
Cindy Wilson – Mystic
Just Because – Everything
Sextile – Ripped
Suzie Stapleton – Yesterday’s Town
David Bowie – Heroes

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