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  • Writer's pictureBarney Townsend

REEF - Back With A Bullet

Three years on from 2018's stunning comeback album Revelation, Somerset-based hard rock heroes REEF have announced their return with a new single and album, both entitled Shoot Me Your Ace. With the new album set for release on 15th April 2022, the campaign blasted into life today with the unveiling of a brand new video - shot in the middle of motorcycle stunt show Demon Dromes’ notorious Wall of Death!

Following the track's trial runs at an array of outstanding summer festival appearances, including Glastonbury, lead singer Gary Stringer explains the choice for the album's lead single: “As a rock song ‘Shoot Me Your Ace ‘ just works. It’s immediate. We opened with it at the festivals this summer and everyone gets it straight away."

"When you have a blinding rock song like this, you need an adrenaline-fuelled video, so to work with the folk at Demon Drome was spectacular . Their skill and bravery really adds to the excitement of the song." - Gary Stringer

For the new record, alongside REEF stalwarts Gary Stringer and Jack Bessant (bass) are the dual guitars attack of Jesse Wood and producer - and honorary member - Andy Taylor. Complete the line-up with brand-new drummer Luke Bullen, formerly of Joe Strummer’s band the Mescaleros, and you have one powerhouse of a band.

New album Shoot Me Your Ace, produced by former Duran Duran/ Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor features ten hard-rocking new tracks. From the title song's swaggering opening salvo to rollercoaster closer 'Strangelove', Shoot Me Your Ace is a thrilling blast of unadulterated rock’n’roll joy.

“I’ve been looking to make a record like this for a long time. The chances you get in life to do something as great as this album don't come along very often, so when they do you just grab them.” - Andy Taylor

Shoot Me Your Ace was finished in the Spring of 2020, but the band have resisted the urge to go back and tinker with it. “It just doesn’t need it,” says Gary. “It still sounds banging.” Over on the Official Reef Store pick up the EXCLUSIVE Shoot Me Your Ace Transparent Red Vinyl including 12’ x 12’ sticker sheet insert, plus 12’ x 12’ album artwork print signed by the band, exclusive to this store.

There's also Signed Black Vinyl, Signed CDs, exclusive cassettes and a host of new merchandise and great value bundles, ready to pre-order now.

More than a quarter of a century into their career, the fire at the heart of this band blazes brighter than ever: “The universe has put all the pieces into place for us,” says Jack Bessant. “This line-up, these five guys, is just one big ball of energy that we managed to bottle. It feels like the start of a new chapter for us - Reef Mk II.”

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