British Singer Drops Politics For Twitter On New Album

10 May 2012 | 10:00 am | Staff Writer

Reverend & The Makers' Jon McLure names new album @reverend_makers.

Sheffield-based Reverend & The Makers, the band helmed and driven by Jon McLure, have announced that their new album will be named @reverend_makers. With the name inspired by social networking website Twitter, it will be the band's first album in three years.

To be released Friday 15 June through Cooking Vinyl/Shock, McLure has dropped the political rhetoric of his two records, The State Of Things and A French Kiss In The Chaos to focus on, in his own words, "The little situations I see living in Sheffield in 2012.  Nothing seems to sum up the present and the times we live in more than the @ symbol."

He adds, "I was fed up with what I was doing. I got right into political stuff and I was mardy all the time. It was making me miserable and I needed time out. I went a bit bonkers basically but I'm back in a good place now. This album is much more upbeat. Basically, I cheered the fuck up mate."