Boomkat Product Review:
Blistering, sore shoegaze-pop by young Glaswegian hopes with heavy shit on their mind
“Combining elements of dream pop, R&B, shoegaze and post rock, Rev Magnetic revolves around the core of musician and author Luke Sutherland. A long-time Mogwai collaborator who provided both the words and vocals to Mogwai’s ‘Mexican Grand Prix’ track, Luke is also a friend of Rock Action Records and the label are excited to be releasing ‘Gloaming’/’Firmament Gear’, under license from the band’s own Imminent Joy Records, as Rev Magnetic’s first output for the label.
While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M. Jomi Massage) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs. Once he got home, he wrote a handful more and recorded them with the help of a few friends at his cottage on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Keen to translate the radiant chaos of the recordings into a live setting, Rev Magnetic was born. Featuring Audrey Bizouerne ((Gift Horse) bass, vocals, guitar, keyboards) who Luke met in Paris while he was playing with Jomi Massage, Sam Leighton (drums) and Gregor Emond (guitar) who played with Luke in Hynd way back before the birth of the internet, the band previously released one single ‘Like No Girl That Ever Was’/’Don’t Let Joy Destroy You’.”