Formed in Cheltenham in 1993, the trio consisting of Ant Walker (guitar/vocals), Dave Battersby (bass), and Ben Godding (drums) Reverb were championed by legendary Echo and The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant, who produced and even played on some of the band’s recordings. Reverb’s explosive blend of moody yet melodic guitar pop was an intoxicating mix of classic Bowie, The Undertones, Love, The Seeds, The Chills, Neu!, Adorable, and, last but not least, The Bunnymen. Sadly, the group was unable to penetrate the mainstream despite garnering airplay from famed BBC DJs John Peel and Steve Lamacq and having several singles reach the Top-15 of the UK indie chart (“Melting Into You” peaked at #5). A cult favorite on the London live circuit, Reverb bowed out on a high note in 1997, their last gig being an electrifying performance at the CMJ Festival in New York City. Walker and Battersby would go on to form acclaimed instrumental space rock group The Land of Nod.
Reviews: Pop Matters, Hybrid, Splendid, All Music Guide, Plug In Music