Revelino follow up their eponymously titled debut album with
"Broadcaster" which is now available in a record store near
you. "Broadcaster "was due for release in early spring, but delays
were inevitable given the problems of constructing a 16-track
recording studio while recording a new album! The album is, according to themselves, not an album of messages.
"We don't issue any manifestos, but if people want to find
them that's all right with us."
They describe it as more melodic and a little lighter than their
debut. They ascribe the darkness of "Revelino" to the fact
that it was recorded in just eight days and mixed in one night.
"It was 6 o clock in the morning, the sun was coming up and
we were trying to decide the volume of the songs. It was like
"Broadcaster", on the other hand, took two weeks to mix with
the help of Pat Collier of Primal Scream and The Wonderstuff mixing
fame. They originally recorded about 30 songs, which was gradually cut
down to the 12 which are on the final version of the album.
"The 12 songs we picked are not necessarily the best, but
they fit together really well. We didn't want to release an album
where all the songs were similar."
Some of the other songs have already been used as B-sides on their
current single "Step on High. "The remainder" "will
be used on future singles or the next album.
The band were disappointed about the late release of the album
but from a marketing aspect it worked out just fine. "Broadcaster"
will be released simultaneously in England and Ireland unlike
"The problem with the late release of "Revelino "in
England" "was that we had to play very different live sets.
In Dublin we played loads of new songs which we thought sounded
really fresh, but we couldn't play them in England as we had to
concentrate on promoting "Revelino.". This time we will be promoting the album at the same time
everywhere. This means we can go straight into the studio and
record any new stuff when we finish this tour."
Revelino fans will be happy to note that the lads intend making
up for the late release of "Broadcaster" by quickly following
it up with another new album. The band are optimistic about the Irish music scene into which
they are releasing their new album. The Irish scene is better
now that it ever was.
"There was a gap after A-House left the scene, but now there
has been a resurgence of bands - The Mexican Pets and Whipping
Revelino spent a busy Summer gigging extensively. The organisers
of the Phoenix Festival were so impressed with their sound that
they asked them to play two gigs. The lads, however, were more interested in the celebrity five-a-side
soccer tournament. They made their country proud as they got to
the finals, beating Massive Attack, Dodgy and a group of Virgin
DJs along the way! Their more recent footballing exploits have been less successful,
with Bren injuring himself playing in Ballymun. Mick McCarthy
might be interested to know that he will be back playing in a
couple of weeks.
This overgrown boy band are not planning on doing a Bee Gees cover
à la Boyzone. Lead singer, Brendan doesn't think that its
worth selling out for a £1m. Bren wasn't quite so hasty; "The Bee Gees did have a few
good songs. An ABBA cover, that'd be worth a thought."
by Olivia Fox