The third album from Jon McClure and co is out to prove that the band have moved on from their 2007 hits and still pack a rock and roll clout in 2012 - and beyond.
With ‘Out Of The Shadows’ proving rightly so lyrics ‘I’m coming out of the shadows / I’m coming into the light’ is Jon practicing what he preaches. This self-titled third album reassures fans that Jon has certainly not lost it quite yet, even after going on hiatus for three years he has managed to dust off the journey made to produce this album.
‘Bassline’ is a great start to the album, although there is however a noticeable familiar forceful sound from the band's earlier work. This try-hard vibe is washed over by the distinguished Steel City accent that runs over the tracks and from track one to track 10 is blended with cool, funk, modern electropop roots.
‘Warts N All’ is an extraordinary catchy track, almost within touching distance of being irritating, and though the lyrics are quite basic and repetitive the album makes for a really successful comeback series of songs.
Meanwhile the rawness in ‘1+0’ proves that this band is not glam or crispy clean but have the edge that maybe Indie has been missing for some time as bands strive to sound more mainstream and score commercial success.
Due to support Red Hot Chilli Peppers next week they could have a lot worse bands open up their set. If Reverend and The Makers if they can use the energy they have demonstrated on this album, then the band's best days may well be ahead of them.