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. With a sound that blends driving guitar riffs, soaring vocals, and irresistible hooks, REWS exploded onto the international live circuit in 2017 with debut album "Pyro," released via Marshall Records.
The release of "Pyro," led to a series of critically acclaimed performances at major festivals, including Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage), Isle of Wight Festival and Boardmasters. REWS has since toured extensively across the UK, Europe, and the US, earning a reputation as a must-see live act and landing support slots for artists like Halestorm, The Darkness and Therapy?, 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 from Warriors including ’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 including Women’s Cricket on day-time BBC TV.
To date, REWS has 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 (UK), RTÉ 1 (Ireland), Amazing Radio (UK & USA), InterFM** (Japan) and Radio Freccia (Italy). Latest singles ‘Breathe Into Me’, "Pretty Face", "The World That You Left Behind" and Misery, released via Earache Records DD have gained extensive support from Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio 1 and RTÉ.
REWS is gearing up for the release of a new album **"Meridians" in autumn 2023. But first, the release of "Not Your Soldier" is set for 12th May 2023 and marks another exciting chapter in REWS' already impressive career. The band has consistently delivered catchy, high-energy music with a message, and "Not Your Soldier" promises to be no different. Fans of the band and newcomers alike will want to mark May 12th on their calendars to experience this powerful new single.
"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