Reverend & The Makers release a new single Mr Glasalfempty through Cooking Vinyl at midnight on Friday 2nd October. The single is taken from the bands  eagerly anticipated fifth album, Mirrors, released one week later on October 9th.  Mr Glassalfempty is available now along with five other songs (Black Widow, Stuck on You, The Beach & The Sea and Makin’ Babies) when you preorder the album from:
Singer Jon McClure says of Mr Glassalfempty. “It’s about a bloke we know who is a right misery guts. The video was the only one we didn’t have anything for out in Jamaica so we did it in my kitchen. Both Joe and myself needed a shave and so we shot each frame at different stages of facial fuzz and sent the results to Roger Sargent. What he came back with was awesome.”

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. It will be available on CD, Limited edition CD & DVD, 12” Vinyl and digital download.

The special CD & DVD version of Mirrors is available with a film by acclaimed director Roger Sargent, filmed in Jamaica to accompany each song on the album. All formats of the album also include an exclusive  twenty-three minute dub version of Mirrors (Overproof Dub by Youth) and bonus radio versions of three of the album tracks.

As previously announced Reverend & The Makers are on the road for a twelve-date UK tour in November and December.The full dates are:

FRI 13th Manchester Ritz SAT 14th Sheffield Academy

MON 16th Wolverhampton Wulfurn

TUE 17th Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms 

WED 18th London Koko

FRI 20th Leeds Stylus

SAT 21st Liverpool Academy 1

SUN 22nd Glasgow King Tuts  SOLD OUT

WED 25th Newcastle Riverside THU 26th Bristol Bierkeller

FRI 27th Lowestoft Aquarium


THU       3rd          Nottingham            Rock City

To coincide with the release of Mirrors singer Jon McClure releases a book of his lyrics and poetry, illustrated by Horace Panter from the Specials, The Lyrics and Poetry of Jon McClure with Illustrations by Horace Panter.

The book features every lyric from Reverend & The Makers as well as poems including Jon McClure’s collaboration with John Cooper Clark.

Reverend and the Makers have achieved four UK Top 20 Albums and five Top Five Indie chart singles: debut album The State of Things(2007) included the UK Top Five single Heavyweight Champion Of the World. Second album A French Kiss In The Chaos followed in 2009 and saw the band supporting Oasis on their final tour at stadiums across the UK and also a UK tour with fellow Sheffielders Arctic Monkeys. Their third album @Reverend Makers was released in 2012 and their first for Cooking Vinyl, the fourth album Thirty Twowas unleashed in 2014.

Reverend & The Makers are: Jon McClure, Ed Cosens, Joe Carnall , Laura McClure and Ryan Jenkinson.