REGENT have released their riotous new single: “Just A Revolution”, the lead single and title-track of Regent’s debut album, confirmed for release later this year. “These days music is so dull, all I want to hear is rock’n’roll...” sneers Regent frontman Ben Rooke over a cacophony of ground-splitting riffs and gnarly sonics. Mission accomplished.
Like the bastard child of “Cigarettes & Alcohol” and “Some Might Say”, “Just A Revolution” is a no frills, all thrills nod to rock’n’roll in all its glory.
Channeling the raw vocals and renegade spirit of some of the genre’s leading lights, from Liam Gallagher through to John Lennon, Rooke launches a rousing directive for change. “I've always been quite a rebel from my teenage years” grins Rooke.
Inspired by how far Regent have made it on their own twisting journey to date, “Just A Revolution” also finds the band laying out their dreams of reaching a wider audience and commanding from the front as one of Britain’s next breakthrough bands in the days to come. Outlining their big ambitions, Rooke sings: “We’ll rise with the sun, because we have just begun... It’s a revolution”
Written at the end of last year and recorded just before Christmas, “Just A Revolution”, was produced by Chris Taylor at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. The track swiftly follows previous singles “Time To Loose The Blues”, “Dirty Little Sinner”, “Today” and “No Going Back”; all produced by Brit-Pop heavyweight Fraser Smith (Shed Seven).
Taking inspiration from the seminal songbooks of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and the masterful melodies of their many Brit Pop acolytes, Regent revel in the works of those past masters and carry their mantle on to a new generation. With a string of accomplished singles to their name already, the four piece have received recent airplay across the globe with plays from BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio, and even SiriusXM in America. Making waves across the blogosphere too, the band have been praised by Louder Than War, Ear Milk, Gigslutz and more, with the latter hyping the band’s comparable:
“swagger and sonics of 90s flag bearers like Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis and The Verve”. Already taken to the hearts of their devoted local fanbase, Regent are now well accustomed to sell-out shows in Southampton, with word quickly spreading to other corners of the UK and beyond too.
With their gaze now firmly fixed on a bright 2021, Regent will release their long-awaited debut album: ‘Just A Revolution’ later this year.
A taste of what’s to come, tune into Regent’s “Just A Revolution” from 5th February 2021.