Revival Black

Revival Black backstory

Scousers Revival Black burst on to the classic rock scene towards the end of the last decade.

And their meteoric rise to the top was only halted by an unforgiving and indiscriminate pandemic.

The band was on the road with Scarlet Rebels when Covid-19 stopped live music in its tracks.

But on the strength of debut album Step In Line (released in October 2019) the Revival Black boys pressed on.

Anthemic track Wide Awake was one of the must-hear tunes on the charting Earache Presents…The New Wave Of Rock N Roll compilation.

And the on-trend Live In Your Lounge CD/DVD package whetted the appetites of the band’s hungry-for-more die hards.

Believe heralds the start of another big year for Rushonrock’s favourite Revivalist classic rockers.

In frontman Dan Byrne’s own words

Believe, both musically and lyrically, came together almost a year before the rest of the new album, having made its first appearance during The Rising Tour. 

“This was the first song written after the success of the debut album and we found that it set the precedent. 

“It’s since been tweaked to reflect a balance of the song’s original vibe combined with the energy of our live shows.

“The idea for Believe came from the exploration of relationships and, more accurately, second chances. 

“Given the upbeat nature of the song, I wanted to take a typically sombre act: longing for somebody but flip it into something more primal and aggressive. 

Believe is a commentary on the doubt and internal conflicts faced within relationships and the self-awareness of wanting something that you know may be bad for you.”

The verdict on Believe

Didn’t think Dan Byrne could get any better as a dynamic classic rock frontman?

Think again.

On Believe one of the most underrated singers in the country is in buoyant form.

Backed by the trusty twin guitar assault of Alan Rimmer and Adam Kerbache, the brilliant Byrne is unleashed.

And Believe is a mind-bending example of just how far Revival Black have come…and where Liverpool’s finest could end up.

In the absence of new music and shows from The Answer and Buffalo Summer, these boys are your best bet for retro fuelled heavy blues rock.

Justifying the hype? You’d better Believe it.

What’s next for Revival Black

Believe is the first single from the band’s brand new album Under The Light slated for May 2022.

Fans can catch the band on the road with fellow Brit rockers Collateral this week.

And festival slots at Giants Of Rock and Rockmantic are already in the diary.

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