Reef - Shoot Me Your Ace
Release Date: Out Now
Those that know me will know about my love affair with Westcountry rockers Reef which goes way, way back but I have to admit that I've been waiting for them to come roaring back with a big rock single for a while. And now they have. 'Shoot Me Your Ace' is the first proper release as a five piece with former Duran Duran guitarist and producer Andy Taylor joining as an honorary member and it is huge. A thunderous riff, Viking sized drums and a video shot inside a motorcycle Wall of Death (courtesy of the Demon Drome folks) all make for a true and tried rock'n'roll experience but then comes that voice. Gary Stringer's voice is definitely an opinion splitter but for me it sits alongside Lemmy, Grohl and other rock greats in terms of that gargling-with-gravel sound. Oh, and Jack Bessant is my absolute hero for looking like a hill-billy crossed with a wizard but playing and moving like a rock beast on bass guitar. There's a tour in 2022 and on this evidence there are gonna be some sweaty, crazy nights ahead. I'll see you down the front (in Exeter to be precise).
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