Infectiously energetic, empowering and badass are some of the words used to describe the dynamic melodic alternative pop/rock force, ‘REWS’, helmed by the multi-instrumentalist, Northern Irish songstress, Shauna Tohill and a revolving cast of musical friends.
REWS exploded onto the international live circuit in 2017 with debut ‘Pyro’, released via Marshall Records, leading to critically acclaimed performances at Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage), Isle of Wight Festival and Boardmasters. REWS toured extensively across the UK, Europe and US, landing support for Halestorm and The Darkness as well as appearances at Mad Cool Festival (Spain), Camden Rocks (UK), Music China (Shanghai), NAMM, ‘She Rocks’ Awards (Los Angeles) and Eurosonic (Netherlands) and was nominated for Planet Rock Magazines ‘Best New Band’.
2020 saw the release of the highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Warriors’, received with relief during the global pandemic. This release solidified several high profile UK festival slots including 2000 Trees and Y Not Festival. Singles ’Birdsong', ‘Monsters’, 'Heart Is On Fire’ & ‘Today We’re Warriors’ gained international praise on radio, TV and online, including an addition to several editorial playlists such as “Fierce Femmes” on Spotify and to top it off, have soundtracked numerous sporting events across the UK, most recently for the Women’s Cricket on day-time BBC TV.
To date, REWS have amassed over 10 million streams and her music is continually championed by a number of international DJs, with great taste, on BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, Radio X, InterFM (Japan) and Radio Freccia (Italy).
REWS is building upon this success in 2022 with bangers ‘Breathe Into Me’, "Pretty Face", and "The World That You Left Behind"; songs that have gained the extensive support of the Kerrang! Radio family and unlocked the deepest doors of Shauna's writing abilities. All 2023 records will be released via the Earache Records family.
"Stupendous... if you get a chance to see them - GO!" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC
“Catchy AF!” Loz Guest, Kerrang! Radio & Planet Rock
“It was empowering to see women conquer the stage with such a reckoning force and completely spellbind the audience with their crisp and compact sound.” Lucy Tibbs, aAh! Magazine
"Brilliant live" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Incredibly catchy tunes and wonderful rock riffs… this band was a pure joy to watch…nobody was standing still, in fact it was impossible to be unaffected” Heavy Metal Geek
"If you’re not instantly foot-tapping then you must be clinically dead" – Joe Donnelly TXFM
“REWS set The Limelight on fire with high energy and highly addictive set…” Rock’n Load Magazine
“Infectious mix of pop and rock… The impressive REWS…” Paul Barnes, Egigs
"Rews are all about conjuring up choruses that are ready to ride the airwaves."; "One of Ireland’s most promising tunesmiths"; "Hooks that give you goose-bumps you could hang your hat off" – Edwin Mc Fee, Hot Press Magazine
“I often like to think of one word to categorise a band I’ve never heard of before. For REWS it's simple: ebullience…they are here to prove they are a name to watch - and you’d best believe they are.” Andy Thorley, Maximum Volume Music
“From the searing ‘Birdsong’ to the thickly-riffed ‘Razorblade’, this release absolutely reeks of confidence.” Into The Pit
"Capable of sounding sweet as honey one minute, then delivering a swift boot to the balls the next" Andy Thorley, Maximum Volume Music
"Warriors is a showcase in sharp, acerbic songcrafting and insanely memorable hook crafting" Turn It Up Louder
”The new Rews album Warriors is out now with more fist pumping anthemic choruses than you can shake a spear at and songs to heal your battle scars – prepare for the irresistible urge to throw shapes." Phoenix FM
"The bold sound with a level of grit that will force you to stand up and pay attention" CTRL