It first made waves when it featured in cult Irish crime caper I Went Down and now Dublin band Revelino have released Don’t Lead Me Down as the latest single from the remastered re-release of their much-loved debut album.
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The song, which is out this Friday, now comes with a new video featuring footage from the acclaimed movie, directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Brendan Gleeson and Peter McDonald, and the clip coincides with the second vinyl pressing of the re-issued album, which sold out its initial run in two weeks.
The band’s self-titled 1994 album was released on vinyl for the first time, along with a bonus six-track EP on yellow vinyl, on October 9th and went straight to No 1 in the Irish indie charts.
As well as I Went Down, Don’t Lead Me Down was also used in British gangster movie Hard Men (featuring Mad Frankie Fraser).
Speaking about the new video, Revelino guitarist Bren Berry, who edited the promo along with Rory McDonald, said "We are beyond delighted and flattered that Treasure Films have given us permission to use footage from the movie in our new video and would like to express our admiration and gratitude to everyone involved with the movie especially producer Rob Walpole at Treasure Films and the director Paddy Breathnach.
"It really is one of the best Irish movies of all time. We're also very excited that Emer Reynolds, who edited I Went Down, has a new documentary out soon called Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away which looks amazing."
Revelino revisit their back pages on album re-release.
On its original release in 1994, Revelino was acclaimed by critics, with lead single Happiness is Mine becoming a radio favourite in Ireland, and the album going on to be voted No. 47 in a 100 Greatest Irish albums list in 2004.
Perhaps best of all, one of the band’s later singles, Step on High, featured in the late John Peel’s box of favourite 120 singles - the only Irish single in the fabled vault other than The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks.
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