WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM REVEREND AND THE MAKERS – HEATWAVE IN THE COLD NORTH
Reverend And The Makers, indie giants of Sheffield are back after five long years of waiting. Moving into much more of a pop direction, and experimenting with new sounds.
Heatwave in the cold north displays mostly everything you know and love about Reverend. Catchy lyrics, fantastic melodies and a calm, laid back demeanour. Somewhat reminiscent of 70s summer hits, this song brings in stylistic guitar and funky drum beats of the era.
Although this is quite a push into a new direction for the band, this track lives up to current pop bangers. Packaging the Reverend’s rap verses in between a pop classic chorus that you want to sing along to.
On the whole, this track is definitely something new for the band, but they do it so brilliantly. A great singalong track to round out the summer and make you wanna dance.
From the snippets we heard at Tramlines, this new direction seems to be quite strong, as it got people singing along without even knowing the songs until that day.