Think everything’s been done, folks? Think again. Art/glam rocker Marcus Reeves, who has long stood apart from the crowd with his uniquely original glittery image, is now releasing his debut album, with a box set option that includes a hand made mask of his own face. Personally, I think that’s pretty damn awesome. Musically, he takes his cues from artists like David Bowie, and he displays artistic vision and pop sensibility in equal measure. I’ve taken a preview of the album, and it’s top notch. Highly recommended. Marcus is an artist unafraid to stand on his own, and I respect that, especially in an industry filled with many look-alikes. Check out the news release for more info on the new album and join his Facebook page here. Listen at Soundcloud here.
London, September 2013 – Mechanical minstrel Marcus Reeves presents his debut solo album ‘Quicksilver – The Masquerade Macabre’ – a futuristic blend of original rock, pop and cabaret songs. Mixed by Nick Trepka (Emmy The Great, Speech Debelle, Boy George), Marcus co-produced the album with his musical collaborator Michael Roulston (Cabaret Whore, David Hoyle, Black Cat Cabaret) and describes it as ‘a sonic threesome between Aladdin Sane, Hedwig and The Phantom of the Opera’. This thirteen-song labour of love has been crafted independent of any management or label backing and will be the first release through Reeves Corner, his own record label.
Marcus says: “The album has taken four years to make but has been well worth the wait. I’ve been lucky enough to be joined by some brilliant musicians including members of North London rockers Uberkaboom, plus special guests Benjamin Louche of the Double R Club, cabaret sensation Sarah-Louise Young and Adrian Stout of The Tiger Lillies on musical saw and Theremin. With the CD version, I wanted to create a piece that had the polish and panache of a collectors edition, so the physical copies are presented in book form that includes 32 pages of lyrics, photography by Robert Piwko and artwork by Bryon Fear which will never be made available online. Dedicated fans can also buy a box set that includes a hand made mask of my own face.”
His latest single ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ was released on 30 September and the album’s first three singles ‘Black Tears’, ‘Mistaken Identity’ and ‘Radio Head’ have attracted positive reviews from online press and five-star average buyer ratings on iTunes, as well as airplay from online and student radio. ‘Quicksilver – The Masquerade Macabre’ looks set to cement Reeves growing reputation as a versatile
songwriter and showman. CDs will be available exclusively through Reeves’ website with digital downloads available through iTunes from 5 November.