St. Albans progressive post-hardcore outfit PULO REVÉ are pleased to be streaming their debut album ‘É’ in full! The album is out now and available to download free from www.puloreve.com.
Already being hailed as a major new player on the post-hardcore scene with glowing reviews of the album, the band hit the road on a run of UK tour dates throughout September, October and November in support of the record (full dates below).
Front man Oisín Fogarty Graveson explains of the band’s writing process for the album; “All these ideas existed and were things I wanted to write about, but often I find the overall concept of the songs and the record as a whole is something which emerges after months (and in this case years) of working alongside four of my best friends. That’s how these things come about, I believe, and I wouldn’t change the process in order to try and make the songs more conceptually strong, because by holding fast on your values you can ignore something which the writing process deems revelatory. Writing music in a group is a process in and of itself, and even though I write the words themselves, the concepts and meanings come from a relationship between all of us. It’s pure love, and it’s about being part of something bigger than yourself which is truly the meaning behind é. The wise man never says everything he thinks, but always thinks everything he says.”
A quintet of friends who have been playing music with one another since they were very young, this band are an insane blend of genres, unlike any rock band you’ve ever heard before. Thoughtful, socially aware and with a clear message, they’re focused on providing an emotive depth both sonically and aesthetically that is sorely missing in the majority of modern alternative music. Fusing elements of metal, hardcore, early punk, jazz, funk and even classical, they have as much in common with The Mars Volta and Enter Shikari as they do with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Marmozets or Letlive, with the potential to be one of the most compelling and unique bands to emerge from the underground in quite some time.
Pulo Revé are at their scintillating best when challenging expectations of a hardcore record – whether that’s experimenting with electronica and atmospheric synths, injecting jazz breaks, shredded Latino guitar solos, bongo drums and percussive acoustic fingerstyle sections, or layering complex, philosophically-laced spoken word poetry over crushing riffs in a realm usually reserved for guttural screams and macho bullshit.
22nd September – The Horn, St Albans
25th September – The Maiden’s Head, Canterbury
27th September – Carpe Diem, Leeds
2nd October – Rosie Malone’s, Coventry
9th October – The Crescent, Manchester
11th October – West Street Live, Sheffield
14th October – The Scene, Swansea
15th October – The Holy Tree, Addleston
18th October – Nambucca, London
25th October – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
6th November – Forty Two, Worthing
“A mad mix of Letlive, Enter Shikari and Dillinger Escape Plan” – Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio
“Progressive post-hardcore drawing on the likes of Beartooth and La Dispute for influence” – Metal Hammer
“Like nothing we’ve ever heard before…this album will blow you off your feet” – MOSH [8/10]
“A breath of fresh air…showing no signs of slowing down” – Punktastic
“Breathes new life into the genre…should set them up as a major player” – Already Heard [4.5/5]
“Brash, progressive, diverse and devastatingly passionate” – Musical Mathematics
“This bold new sound might just be the future” – The Punk Archive
“Perfectly executed…essential listening” – The Musical Melting Pot [94%]
“Haven’t heard of Pulo Revé? Well, you’re in for a f*ckin’ treat mate.” – Musical Mathematics
“A genuinely interesting progressive post-hardcore band, with an intriguing amount of grit” – OneMetal