Jon McClure, the Reverend, and the Makers paid a visit to Brighton’s Concorde2 on a chilly autumn night last month. Part of the Sheffield set that produced the Arctic Monkeys, Reverend and the Makers are best known for their single ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The World’, and although they’ve been quiet for a while they seem to be back with a vengeance.
Playing songs from their album ‘The State Of Things’ and new tracks from an album due early next year they had a packed house enthralled, with the Rev leaping onto speaker stacks in front of the audience, and ending by picking up his acoustic guitar and leading the house out onto the beach to play an acoustic encore on the sandless beach. A good night’s raucous bouncing indie rock was had by all.
Concorde2, Tuesday 23rd October 2012
Words and photos by Jon Southcoasting