PREMIERE: Shoegazers REV REV REV's new Album 'KYKEON'
Italogazers Rev Rev Rev are one of our favorite band. We collaborated with them in October 2018 to present the band and their music. You can read this very detailed piece at the following Link. They are now coming back with a second Album and they honored Noise Artists with the premiere. Thanks guys.
Following a recent trip to the US for a run of shows at SXSW and the announcement that they’d signed to London-based label Fuzz Club, Italy’s shoegazing noise-rockers Rev Rev Rev are now gearing up to release their highly-anticipated third album, Kykeon – the follow-up to 2016’s Des Fleurs Magiques Bourdonnaient.
Due for release September 20th, the band say of the new record: “Kykeon is about exploring the obscure. It’s a ritual descent into the underworld, but also a flight through the cold spaces amid the stars. There’s stripped-back song structures, trance-like drumming, fuzzy reverberated guitars, abrasive atonal sounds and tonnes of feedback.” In support of the album, this October Rev Rev Rev will set off on a run of dates around the UK and Europe. The tour-dates can be found below.
Kicking off the album with a relentless torrent of noise is ‘Waiting For Gödel’ and ‘Clutching The Blade’: two cuts of blistering psychedelic noise-rock that take no prisoners. The band say of the latter: “Clutching The Blade’ is a good snapshot of our sonic virulence. Among the new songs, it’s the one that truly conveys the energy of our live show. The song itself is about being trapped in the quicksand of a certain situation and the appalling feeling that the more you struggle, the faster you sink.” This sense of danger and losing control runs throughout the album, manifested perfectly in the claustrophobic noise-rock of ‘Sealand’ and ‘Egocandy’: primal and piercing, both tracks are dominated by screeching feedback and
slabs of unforgiving fuzzed-out guitars that are more than capable of blowing both amplifiers and eardrums.
Kykeon isn’t always quite such an intense affair though. Tracks like ‘Summer Clouds’ and ‘Adrift In The Chaosmos’ deal in a sublime Loveless-esque shoegaze sound; Laura Iacuzio’s shadowy, ethereal vocals emerging through all-consuming walls-of-noise. Then there’s the murky, ritualistic drone-rock found on ‘Gate Of The Dark Female’ and ‘One Illusion Is Very Much Like Another’ which keep hold of the band’s trademark fuzz onslaughts but gear them more towards explorations into repetition and texture. ‘One Illusion…’, especially, is bolstered by modular synths, DIY guitar pedals built by guitarist Sebastian Lugli and the use of a tanpura, a stringed drone instrument originating from India: “We like the listener to be conveyed to a hypnotic flow so we work by subtraction, minimising centrifugal elements such as harmony and rhythmic variations, instead playing with the sonic texture.”
Since the release of their self-titled debut album back in 2013, Rev Rev Rev – based in Modena, Italy – have repeatedly been hailed as one of the finest proponents of the modern shoegaze revival. They’ve clocked up airtime and praise from 6 Music, Drowned In Sound, Clash Magazine and Bandcamp Daily and wound up taking their notorious live shows across the UK, Europe and, now, the US; sharing the stage with the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Ringo Deathstarr along the way. Their finest work yet, Kykeon proves that Rev Rev Rev are without a doubt one of the finest bands today to be carrying the torch for shoegazers far and wide, old and new. Rev Rev Rev is comprised of Laura Iacuzio (guitar/vocals), Sebastian Lugli (guitar), Andrea Dall’Omo (bass) and Greta Benatti (drums).
Oct 17th - Bremgarten (CH) @ KuZeb
Oct 18th - Paris (FR) @ Supersonic
Oct 21st - Southend-on-Sea @ Railway Hotel
Oct 22nd - Bristol (UK) @ The Lanes
Oct 23rd - Hull (UK) @ New Adelphi
Oct 24th - Northampton (UK) @ Garibaldi Hotel
Oct 25th - Nottingham (UK) @ The Chameleon
Oct 26th - London (UK) @ The Waiting Room
Nov 23rd - Madrid (ES) @ Moby Dick Club