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Tuna The Day – ‘Marmite’ band

Marmite band… A diverse and reverse view of #rf365 from TunaTheDay

Haha, 10/10. Every so often everything sounds so slick and overproduced, it’s good to hear some lo-fi. The song itself reminds me, of all things, of Summer Nights from Grease.

From America’s Say Hi and Advance Base, to homegrown acts like Half Man Half Biscuit, Swell Maps, the Lovely Eggs etc, I seem to have accumulated quite a lot of naive, quirky stuff over the years. esrever family slot really nicely into all of that.

Their backlist through the link is astonishing. Dozens and dozens of songs. It’s like discovering an alternate universe, where studio values count for little. Have already found myself wandering round singing ‘she’s a dick and he’s the balls’ and ‘do you want five minutes in the office to get your composure?’ Hahaha. Splendid stuff. I may have to go up to London to catch them live.

Please note. All IMHO. This is in no way an objective recommendation. I have the feeling they’re very much a Marmite band. 😉

Paul Christopher


Absolutely! I couldn’t agree less. I am so not in the mood for self indulgent, couldn’t care less what it sounds like. This is not about lo fi, it’s flat line rock.

This kind of presentation has been trotted out regularly by bands since the Velvets patented punk. I think never with such a complete lack of adrenaline. If that is to be admired, then ok but not here.

Now that’s a rant!

Major players in my day The Only Ones and the ultimate song in the genre.

Andy Cordy

RFEP21 Out today!

Yes it’s that Monday feeling AGAIN!!! But we’re still keeping our chins up as we’ve now reached day 141 of The Reverse Family #rf365. EP21 is out and live NOW!

As ever we are MASSIVELY grateful for all of your sharing, clicking, following and by nature if you do all of those enjoying of our little art project! Please don’t falter, keep spreading the word for as you know in this glorious digital age all of your thumbs ups and hearts are quantified by the man and are the keys to our well being!

REVERSE FAMILY EP21 (RFEP21)

Chemistry Set (day 141)

A lot of what you can do (day 142)

Urbanised suburbanised (day 143)

Garageland (day 144)

Apple of my eye (day 145)

Parameters of urge (day 146)

Inspite of myself (day 147)

Produced by Steve Honest and Dermot Illogical via dropbox/Hackney Road and St.Albans. Recorded on location(s) in St.Albans Jan-Nov 2015

©reverse family 2018

this weeks themes… #ChemistrySet #Urbanised #suburbanised  #Garageland #Apple #eye #Parameters urge  #reversefamily #perfectpop #rf365

Here’s some links for trying and buying!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reverse-Family-EP21/dp/B079NL9W4P/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518975213&sr=8-1&keywords=reverse+family+ep21

http://www.deezer.com/album/56611382?utm_source=deezer&utm_content=album-56611382&utm_term=1743933982_1519021979&utm_medium=web

RPEP20 out today!

Dear friends YES, it’s Monday so by now all of you have guessed as we are celebrating a new EP release today, this little beauty we’ve named RFEP20! We’ve now reached day 134 of The Reverse Family #rf365.

As ever our gratitude to you for all of your sharing, clicking, following and by nature if you do all of those enjoying of our little art project is boundless and unending!

Thankfully all of the nasty, lazy gremlins who’ve dogged our last couple of releases appear now to have regained their focus, so we’re back on course for World domination. So watch out all 25 of you lucky victims that Facebook has selected to be my forever groundhog day chums, here it comes!

REVERSE FAMILY EP20 (RFEP20)

Aspic (day 134)

The upside of the flipside (day 135)

Three second rule (day 136)

Tap water cocktail (day 137)

Call to arms (day 138)

Pen and Ink Bomb (day 139)

Brilliantine smile (day 140)

Produced by Steve Honest and Dermot Illogical via dropbox/Hackney Road and St.Albans. Recorded on location(s) in St.Albans Jan-Nov 2015

©reverse family 2018

this weeks themes… #Aspic  #Upsides  #Flipsides  #3secondrule #tapwater #cocktail #calltoarms #penandink #bomb #brilliantine #smile #reversefamily #perfectpop #rf365

https://soundcloud.com/reversefamily/sets/reverse-family-ep20

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reverse-Family-EP20/dp/B079NJ2P6W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518084773&sr=8-1&keywords=Reverse+Family+EP20

http://www.deezer.com/album/56609172?utm_source=deezer&utm_content=album-56609172&utm_term=1743933982_1518418511&utm_medium=web

365 update by the Ringmasters Review

Last August we gave you a first look and insight into the epic new project from Reverse Family. Starting the following October, the plan with 365 was to release 52 EPs as one a week for a whole year, each of their songs representing a single day in the inspiring life of its creator.

Reverse Family is the solo project of Dermot Illogical, though you may know him as Andreas Vanderbraindrain, the frontman of British outfit The Tuesday Club. With its brainchild embracing the various talents of others, Reverse Family first grabbed keen attention with debut album My Songs About Life Mid Crisis in 2016. In so many ways 365 is a whole new ball game for the band, a project taking the listener into the heart and thoughts, not forgetting darkness, Dermot personally experienced as he came to terms with personal despair through the death of a great friend and band mate, going through divorce, dealing with the serious illness of both parents and other traumas taking Dermot to the edge.

Since that first collection of songs sent our way to announce the release of 365, the project has been in full swing with some more teasers sent for our ears to explore. So time to give you more insight into a collection of songs which we can say to date has grabbed the imagination and pleasured ears in varying persistently enjoyable ways by focusing on a few more which have recently been unveiled.

Day 20 provides The Suns rays are just like birthdays, an inviting stroll built around a great post punk bassline as crispy beats align to the distinctive tones of Dermot. Reflecting on the radiance of the weather as emotions rise and fall, the track is a thickly infectious affair nagging away at ears like a pleasurable itch.

There is great diversity to the sound and personas of songs with 365 too, Was I a good man (day 15) swinging along with a sixties garage pop hues as guitars offer their psych kissed jangle while No Reason to run (day 6) has the rhythmic shuffle of a King Trigger aligned to an off kilter twee/ indie pop croon. Hugging a melody which enthrals in its nagging simplicity, the track is simply mesmeric, almost shamanic in its virulent enterprise.

Equally irresistible is the bricks and mortar snarl of Sunshade City (day 21). It has a gnarly tone around the pulsating shadowy lure of the bass, both at the heart of its post punk/industrial examination while with matching success We Got It (day26) sees Reverse Family embrace early Adam and The Ants textures in its resourceful punk dance. With so many tracks unveiled already it is hard to pick a favourite but this always figures in any contemplation as too does  the twang lilted Keep Being the Good Guy (day 25). Its country punk tinge and another irresistible bass line and tone court the ever virulent vocal delivery of Dermot, it all uniting in one seriously catchy persuasion.

Seductive acoustic discord flirts from within Dark pop (day 7) and insatiable askew pop punk is bred through the rousing antics of Pay the price (day 3) while School gate politics (day 64) is a prowling harassment with menacing shadows and post punk intimation, kind of like a Bowie meets Artery contemplation. All three are additional pinnacles in the lofty landscape of tracks released to date and definite favourites with us among so many more.

It has to be said though that Movin’ forward (day 74) is the cream of the crop, its repetitious swing and hook lined lure simply irresistible; a real ear worm as dark as it is vibrant. There are numerous potent ways to get into 365, such as the delicious lithe tenebrific pop ‘n’ roll of Your wandering hands (day 82) but Movin’ forward is addiction in the waiting.

There is so much more to discover already with 365, aside from our glimpses, with EPs released currently standing at 19 as you read, and all there for your exploration, @ http://reversefamily.co.uk/  with plenty more adventure to come which you can keep up with through the Perfect Pop Co-Op magazine. 365 is DIY majesty with drama to be found at every turn and so much pleasure too.

https://www.facebook.com/reversefamily/    https://twitter.com/PerfectPopCoOp

Read our introduction to Reverse Family and 365 @ https://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/day-by-day-with-reverse-family/

Pete RingMaster 06/02/2018

RFEP19 out today!

Dear friends YES, it’s Monday so by now all of you have guessed as it’s 2018 and I’m still breathing it must be time for a new release! Indeed it is… Happy #rfep19 to us… for today you guessed it RFEP19 is released. We’ve now reached day 127 of The Reverse Family #rf365.
 
Before we allow you all to gorge yourselves on it’s delight we must just update you on our ongoing disfunction with our (PAID FOR distribution)… AND apologise for any disruption in your listening pleasure.
 
You will remember (those of you dedicated to our cause) that last week we reported on a hugely disappointing attitude resulting in the late, nay almost still not fully releasedness of EP18… Sadly and frustratingly their attitude still appears to be that of chewing gum and looking out of the window, so it alas remains to be seen whether the full clicking link joy of it, EP19 or anything else we have swet blood to produce will be realised on ‘ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS!’… on it’s release date, anyway, enough of that, we will carry on with the show regardless!
 
As ever our gratitude to you for all of your sharing, clicking, following and by nature if you do all of those enjoying of our little art project is boundless and unending!
 
Please don’t falter, keep spreading the word for as you know in this glorious digital age all of your thumbs ups and hearts are quantified by the man and are the keys to our well being!
 
REVERSE FAMILY EP19 (RFEP19)
 
Cruel (day 127)
Cereal beard (day 128)
Beautiful illusion (day 129)
Fathers for justice (day 130)
Life support machine (day 131)
Lost in you (day 132)
Blast Away (day 133)
 
Produced by Steve Honest and Dermot Illogical via dropbox/Hackney Road and St.Albans. Recorded on location(s) in St.Albans Jan-Nov 2015
 
©reverse family 2018
this weeks themes… #Cereal  #beards #cruel  #blast #Beautiful #illusion #Fathersforjustice #lost #blast #life #support #machine #reversefamily #perfectpop #rf365
 
 
https://soundcloud.com/reversefamily/sets/reverse-family-ep19
 
reversefamily.co.uk/discography then select ep19

RFEP018 – OUT TODAY!

 

 

 

Yes it’s Monday AGAIN!!! which means many things… the best of which of course is RFEP18 is released today! We’ve now reached day 120 of The Reverse Family #rf365.

Appropriately Rage (day 120) is our lead track today! as unfortunately due to a certain laissez faire attitude (although by definition ‘attitude’ means giving a shit) of the person who presses the distribution button… EP18 will be minus a few key links for a short while… however please be patient and thanks to our very own discography section at reversefamily.co.uk/discography AND soundcloud, EP18 is out and live NOW!

As ever we are MASSIVELY grateful for all of your sharing, clicking, following and by nature if you do all of those enjoying of our little art project! Please don’t falter, keep spreading the word for as you know in this glorious digital age all of your thumbs ups and hearts are quantified by the man and are the keys to our well being!

REVERSE FAMILY EP18 (RFEP18)

Rage (day 120)
The mythic cartoon ambassador (day 121)
The glory of degredation (day 122)
A thousand wishes (day 123)
Reformation raver (day 124)
A love like knives of butter (day 125)
More faith and less imagination (day 126)

Produced by Steve Honest and Dermot Illogical via dropbox/Hackney Road and St.Albans. Recorded on location(s) in St.Albans Jan-Nov 2015

©reverse family 2018

this weeks themes… #rage #degredation  #glory  #myths #cartoons #ambassadors #wishes #love #knives #butter #imagination #faith #reversefamily #perfectpop #rf365

https://soundcloud.com/reversefamily/sets/reverse-family-ep18

 

 

Whisperinandhollerin review

Cheers to Chris from Whisperinandhollerin for this…

Whisperinandhollerin.com

‘Reverse Family, The’

‘Sampler 03’

Genre: ‘Punk/New Wave’ –  Release Date: ’26th January 2018′

Our Rating: 7/10

“The Wedding Present may have released a single a month back in 1992, but this pales against the ‘365 days of sound’ project by Namke Communications in 2015, and last year’s insanely ambitious 365 songs released between October 2017 and October 2018 by lo-fi experimental punk group Reverse Family.”
“‘Movin’ Forward’ is the lead track from this latest four-track sampler, which features cuts from days 63, 64, 74, and 82. Unfortunately, the CD-R I’ve been sent for review is blank and I can’t find any of the four featured tracks on-line. But what I can track down by the band across the various outlets online is seriously good. Unpretentious, direct, low-budget punk with sass. What else do you need?”

Bite size on Nub Records!

Bite size on Nub Records!
Out Today on Nub Records for all of you who prefer ‘bite size’ chunks of your #rf365…! Available from all of your favourite digital shopkeepers including #amazon #itunes #deezer #soundcloud #applemusic etc… here’s some links to get you started!
 
check www.reversefamily.co.uk for the whole story so far!
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reverse-Family-Sampler-04/dp/B0773DBLWR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516969375&sr=8-1&keywords=reverse+family+sampler+04
 
https://open.spotify.com/album/1ylqoYoADd0t9A4wMkMiML?si=y4OXIMfvQl2keoACu6x4fg
 
https://soundcloud.com/reversefamily/sets/reverse-family-nub-sampler-04
 
Nub records – Sampler 04 – RF365SAMP04
featuring songs from #rfep13 #rfep14 #rfep16
 
Do you want five minutes (day 91)
I’m looking at you (day 93)
I’m not wired up for this world (day 95)
The Night Caller From OuterSpace (day 103)
Produced by Steve Honest and Dermot Illogical via dropbox/Hackney Road and St.Albans
Recorded on location(s) in St.Albans Jan-Nov 2015
#reversefamily #nubmusic #rf365