The Reverend makes Mirrors in Jamaica

Reverend and the Makers
Reverend and the Makers
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For their fifth album, Reverend and The Makers decided to shake things up a bit.

Mirrors was recorded at 2 Fly Studios Sheffield and Geejam Studios in Jamaica and was produced by Dave Sanderson with additional production by Youth and Alan Smyth and mixed by Youth. The special CD & DVD version comes with a film by acclaimed director Roger Sargent, filmed in Jamaica to accompany each song on the album.         

Jon McClure says: ‘Ed (guitarist and fellow songwriter) and I became resolute to make a record that we loved. Why not indulge the overwhelming urge to not play games any more and set about making some art we are actually proud of rather than the release/tour/festivals/repeat cycle we’d been on since forever?

‘And so we took the files we’d been diligently recording off to Jamaica and spruced them up a bit whilst making a film.

‘The result is the best thing we’ve ever done in my opinion. The reaction when I play it to people is like nothing I’ve seen before, except maybe the first album.’

They return to the Wedgewood Rooms on Tuesday. Doors open 8pm. Tickets £14. Go to wedgewood-rooms.co.uk