WORDS : NATASHA WEST
FROM: London / Belfast, UK | FOR FANS OF: Halestorm, Yonaka
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if you combined classic rock and pop? Then look no further than Rews. After an idea came about from a writing retreat in Cirencester, UK they have been through a few lineup changes ; the band used to consist of two members but is now a rotating three-piece with Shauna Tohill at the forefront.
I think it’s so important to feel the music and let it lead your body
The band’s live shows are never anything short of energetic and that energy is also encompassed in their writing. “Musically, I have an eclectic range from NIN (Nine Inch Nails) through to Ludovico Einaudi!”… “Live, I take my inspiration from musicians who are totally in the flow on stage. I think it’s so important to feel the music and let it lead your body.” It should also be noted that her main influence on guitar is Covet’s Yvette Young (“I still need to learn how to sweep my guitar like that but she’s epic!”), so you’d be silly not to catch a future Rews show if you can.
Rews are waving one of a few flags that are popping up in the female-fronted rock scene and are encouraging Women to Pick Up AN Instrument
Rews are waving one of a few flags that are popping up in the female-fronted rock scene and are encouraging people (especially women) through their online Facebook guitar tutorials to pick up an instrument. Tohill’s best advice for playing music is: “surround yourself with people who pull the magic out of you, not the madness.” We couldn’t agree more.
Rews new album Warriors is out in August