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The Great Escape 2016: REWS interview

The Irish duo is set to perform at the festival next week.

Rews are a duo based in London, who love to make high energy alt-pop-rock. Shauna Tohill and Collette Williams love to make music that inspire people to dance, sing and have fun.

I speak to the duo as it prepares for The Great Escape festival next week.

Can you introduce your act?

We are REWS – an energetic female duo consisting of Collette Williams and Shauna Tohill.  Shauna plays guitar, keys and lead vocals and Collette plays drums and sings.

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What type of music do you do for anyone who hasn’t heard it before?

We would describe it as high energy Alt-Rock!

Where can people find your music?

We obviously would love to encourage people to support unsigned independent artists and buy the music – its available on all online platforms if you search for us.

If you’re into videos – check out our videos on youtube.  Or you can add us to any of your playlists on spotify.  Otherwise we have all the usual social media: REWS official website

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Are there any releases coming up?

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We have just released our 3rd single Shake Shake and have a limited edition EP with an extra 4th track on it available at our gigs only!  We are actually working on some brand new recordings at the moment so aiming for another release in autumn!!

What do you think makes The Great Escape such a great platform for new music? 

Its a total melting pot of talent and so much fun going on.  We love that it allows you the freedom to wander and eventually ‘stumble’ upon your next favourite new band/artist!  Shauna has been before and its just such a fantastic opportunity to discover brand new artists, be inspired and meet lots of new friends!

Have you played at the Great Escape festival before?

This is REWS’ first time.  We are both really excited about it! Shauna has played before with other bands.

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Where and when can people see you at The Great Escape?

We are playing on Friday 20th May at 1:30pm in the Spiegeltent!  Come see us!!!!

How would you describe your live shows?

Common comments we get after our shows are – ‘I can’t believe you get THAT sound with just TWO of you!!’, ‘It looks like you are both on top of the world and its really infectious!’ and also ‘sooooo much energy!!!!’

So I guess we are a bit in your face, energetic, honest and good to watch.

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Is there anyone you hope to see at the festival?

There are so many brilliant acts that we would like to catch including Black Honey and MMOTHS!!  Really keen to discover some new loves too!

The Great Escape starts on 19th May next week.

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