REND COLLECTIVE: AS FAMILY WE GO
Hailing from Ireland, Rend Collective is one of Christian music's most exciting new acts. The new album from Rend Collective, As Family We Go, releases August 21. Highlighted by the single “You Will Never Run,” the new studio record features engaging, upbeat worship that brings listeners closer to God.
ABOUT REND COLLECTIVE
Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, one of Christian music's most exciting acts, Rend Collective, developed organically as a self-described “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community.” They gathered at Rend, a ministry for spiritually hungry young adults, desperately seeking an authentic, raw and real expression of church, which was informally pastored by bandleader, Gareth Gilkeson. This honest and genuine movement of prayer and missions was accompanied by the birth of a new breed of worship songs that became the foundation for their first and critically acclaimed 2010 album, Organic Family Hymnal.
Since these formative years, the folk-influenced troubadours have, to their surprise, been thrust onto the world stage as leading voices in the evolution of modern worship. Following the 2012 release of artisanal alt-pop project, Homemade Worship by Handmade People, the band has gone from strength to strength. Their endearingly raucous live show has brought out thousands of fans to sold out tours on both sides of the Atlantic, and they have shared stages with some of the biggest names in Christian music, such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tenth Avenue North. Foot-stomping revival hymn, “Build Your Kingdom Here,” proved to be a mold-breaking hit at Christian radio and, with views numbering in the millions, the accompanying concept music video was honored with a Dove nomination.
Their most recent release, The Art Of Celebration, debuted at #1 on the Christian & Gospel Chart with over 18,000 albums sold (117,000+ albums LTD), and featured the hit “My Lighthouse.”
"You Will Never Run" serviced to SA radio, already receiving good airplay
· Multiple radio singles to be serviced to participating radio stations (2+ million listeners)
· Full CD to be serviced to key radio partners
· Full CD to be serviced to all SABC regional libraries
· Reviews solicited in online and print media, new release radio shows
For fans of uptempo praise & worship music, with a slight Irish flavour.