Glasgow, Post Rock / Dream pop / Shoegaze
Rock Action Records
Combining elements of dream pop, R&B, shoegaze and post rock, Rev Magnetic revolves around the core of long-time Mogwai collaborator, musician and author Luke Sutherland, ‘Versus Universe’ is the debut album for Rev Magnetic, released in May ’19 on Rock Action.
The album revolves around the memories of a now middle-aged woman whose parents – both ex-pat astronauts who disappeared mid-mission in the early days of the Congolese Space Program – had more time for one another and their careers than they did for their daughter. A tremendously sensitive and empathetic child, she responded to the lack of love in her life by turning to prescription drugs, music and nature.
While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M. Jomi Massage) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs.
Once he got home, he wrote a handful more and recorded them with the help of a few friends at his cottage on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Keen to translate the radiant chaos of the recordings into a live setting, Rev Magnetic was born. Featuring Audrey Bizouerne (Gift Horse) bass, vocals, guitar, keyboards) who Luke met in Paris while he was playing with Jomi Massage, Sam Leighton (drums) and Gregor Emond (guitar), who played with Luke in Hynd way back before the birth of the internet, the album is released under license from the band’s own Imminent Joy Records.