Anti-Solipsism pt.1 in the “TOP 5” of albums for the year!

The Anti-Solipsism pt. 1 “Creatures” selected as 1 of the top 5 albums of the year!


Året nærmer sig med drastiske skridt sin afslutning og det betyder  at det er tid til at kigge tilbage.  Så ligesom de foregående år følger her GFRock redaktionens 3 medlemmers bud på danske favorit EP-udgivelser i 2014. Tidligere på ugen kiggede vi på vores Top 5 internationale favorit-albums og Top 5 danske favorit-albums.
Read more (in Danish): HERE

Eng. Translation

The year is approaching drastic steps to an end and that means it’s time to look back. So, as in previous years, here GFRock editors 3 members bid for Danish favorite EP releases in 2014. Earlier in the week we looked at our Top 5 international favorite albums and Top 5 Danish favorite albums.We have chosen the term “favorite”, because just as our 6-star scale represents an attempt to be objective, while we also recognize that we can not avoid some degree of subjectivity, then this list is of course subjectively colored. It places we do not hide the fact and we have because of time constraints not had the chance to listen to much into it together has been notified, or for that matter, listen to “everything” has been published at all. Therefore, the following top 5 an expression of editorial members favorites and not a definitive, objective “year’s best” list.


Coming in at….

#2) Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. – Anti-Solipsism Part One – Creatures So we came to the first of the two EPs which had to settle for 4 stars, but in retrospect should have been 5. Actually it here a half albums, and has a playing time of half an hour, but with its 5 numbers will nevertheless allowed to fall in EP-category. Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. Based in Copenhagen, but the musicians come from several different countries. Particularly strong in the image is the front man Claudius Pratt’s vocals and the band’s sweaty fusion of rocksteady, soul and blues works really well. Some of the numbers draws perhaps a little too long, but there are a few gems in between, especially ‘The Truth’ and ‘Hey Now’.

Original review HERE

Thank you,

Gamiel Stone

From our family to yours… Have a wonderful New Year, may it be filled with insight, love and prosperity…

Anti Solipsism pt. 1 “Creatures” 5 songs from REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co. 500 copies limited edition vynil only…

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Who or what is Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.?












The following is a google translation of an article from Music News online music magazine that explores the trends of Austrian and international music scene. Written by: Carina Marie Stiegler See Original article Here.


Who or what is Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.?

The answer: An energetic Copenhagen quartet with roots in New York, which is somewhere between blues and punk.

Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. is hardly possible to describe adequately with a few loosely thrown records. Its origins are also shrouded in a dense network of assumptions as the band’s name, the one does not want to open up so easily located. So much is certain: After a long history Claudius Pratt and Justin Moses Gunn pulled together from New York to Copenhagen, where they met Matthias Klein on drums and Martin Olliviierre on upright bass.
Who is the Reverend here?


Influences of the “Big Apple”

What was then sets itself according to information from “punk rock, African Drum Rhythms, early American blues and everything in between together “. Characteristic of the sound are also the New York roots, their influences are clearly audible. Here the musical work of the four musicians is so versatile that a description can ever bring something to sweat. Bonds of gospel , spirituals and soul are equally audible as rockabilly , jazz , folk and indie rock.


Recordings in prison

After three EPs already released end of 2013 it was decided to include the new plant in Gothenburg / Sweden. The choice fell on the Härlanda prison, his last prisoners released in 1997. This experience brought the band members partially true to their limits, but also ensured that the existing 5 songs from “anti-Solipsism pt.1 Creatures” could be taken in one day. This first part already appeared this year as a limited edition vinyl. Together with the second part called “anti-Solipsism pt.2 – Totems & Familiars”, to appear in spring 2015, this will also be available as a regular album.


Of solipsism and Creatures

The five songs of “anti-Solipsism pt.1 Creatures” alone but extend even from half an hour. It is clear: When Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. is celebrated every second and savored each song, starting with the frenzied “The Candidate”. The driving energy of rhythm and vocals reminiscent of Tom Waits provide a brilliant opening. Little quieter but no less engaging it goes with “The Truth” continues the same times as hugs with the polyphonic singing in the ears, that it no longer wants to disappear so soon from there.
Following this, there is a nice blues-heavy-“Mrs. Brown “, with the Quartett can but the energy level rise as well as continuously during the subsequent” Hey Now “that spreads a special coolness. Is Complete “anti-Solipsism pt.1 Creatures” then of “Home”, which comes atmospherically dense and forms not only by the, again playing an important role, dynamics a worthy conclusion.


A Musical Exhibition

Thus, in the four luggage toured this year already by Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, and also placed a stopover in Norway. On stage can play to their strengths particularly Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.. They celebrate a musical show, which starts polite and elegant, but then more and more intense, sweaty and unrestrained device. When the next tour you should not miss the more energetic foursome so. To shorten the waiting time until then there are some “anti-Solipsism pt.1 Creatures” on vinyl and the mystery about what the quartet will tell his fans exactly with the following sentence on their website:


“Social music for people of moderate intelligence and fair health.”

What some people are saying about “Anti Solipsism pt. 1 Creatures”, the “Anti-Solipsism Tour” & “REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co.”

Thank you...

Thank you…






















Maor Harel
Jun 22nd, 11:20am
Your vinyl came back with us to israel! Love your music! Was a amazing night at paradiso! Thank you. Will love to help you if you come here some day..





The Shows through the fans eye:

June 16 at 5:17pm · Echt, Netherlands ·
We had the honor to see you at Kids ‘n’ Billies, you guys were totally awesome !!! Thanks for this amazing experience


June 15 at 9:54pm · Arnhem, Netherlands ·
Thanx for an amazing show in Arnhem today, after the show i bought the cd and ep, and at home i bought the new cd online. Hope to see you soon again, but hopefully in a more intimate setting! You guys RULE!!


Christian Jobst
Jun 22nd, 11:40pm
Your album is also great! Thank you for orange blossom special, thank you for bringing the dirty south into future and please come to salzburg for a gig!!


Rob de la Rie
Jun 15th, 11:35am
Dear people,

Yesterday I worked for 16 hours on Woodlum festival, just for the love of music. Your show was magic, really had a great time mixing you guys. Moments like these make it all worthwhile.

I look forward to meeting you again, please let me know when you get back to Holland, I’d be happy to take care of your sound again.



Mathijs Nokkert
Jun 15th, 3:30pm
We loved your music, at the park in Arnhem. thanks


June 9 at 11:04pm ·
It was an amazing concert at orange blossom special festival! you guys blew my mind!!!

Sebastian Müller I second that!



The Album:


dear claudius,

woooouuuuuuaaahhhh, i listened to you record, this morning: it’s very intense and fantastic!!!
i think i even like it more even than your former recordings!! is it a new guitarrist? it sounds more “garage-rock” and a little less “jazz” to me (only at first listen) – am i right? i heard david bowie, tom waits, the romantics (talking in your sleep)… i love it a lot!!

– susie reinhardt – ByteFM –


Original Article:

English Translation (By Google):
Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. – Anti-Solipsism Part One – Creature
Is it an EP or a mini album, we are dealing with? Reverend Snake Oil Co.’s New album consists of five tracks, so it’s probably almost an EP. It also fits with the fact that it is accompanied by a volume II later this year. But perhaps it is also stated that the album format is a little on the crisis in the streaming and vinyl times?

But do these outside circumstances exist Reverend Snake Oil Co. In its small album made a very worthy listen plate in the textual universe is a showdown with the spirit of the time penchant for self-indulgence. And to achieve just the right atmosphere has the multinational band – frontman Claudius Pratt, Justin Moses, Martin Ollivierre and Matthias Klein – terminated the recording sessions for the former prison. But perhaps the most a clever gimmick!?

The music, however, no failed. The good band is at the throat of the American musical tradition and plays a full-fat rock added a number of natural additives in the form of blues and garage rock. It is already evident in the first track “The Candidate” where Pratt rough, hoarse, rusty voice is surrounded by a striking guitar and a harmonica frenetically, drawing directly on the blues tradition. Song # 2 – “The Truth” – is something of a rock ballad that is built around drums and banging noise that initiates the song and puts a complex rhythmic layers along with rhythm guitar under Pratt’s troubled voice.

Pratt sounds like a man under torture who moans and plagues to be pardoned and set free. And instrumentalist have to be changed to take the lead in the songs, all of which appear to be modern rock versions of the blues song that became the Confederate cotton fields. And you did not know better, one could be forgiven for thinking that the plate had been in the marshlands in the American South. But it is not so. And it underscores just how international the so-called Americana has become. The grown here there and everywhere – not least in Denmark.

This recommended.

Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. – Anti-solipsism part one – Creatures – Soapbox Music. Release of tomorrow.
Original Article:

English Translation (By Google):
Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. is not a company in South America to drill for oil. But a band that mixes everything from swing to rock and blues in a somewhat spicy style. The nationalities are mixed with frontman Claudius Pratt, born in London, raised in the United States, living in Copenhagen. New Yorker, Justin Moses on guitar, Sønderjyden Martin Ollivierre on bass and German Mathias Klein on drums.

The debut album is called “Anti-Solipsism part one – Creature” and the first part of 2 udgvielser. These are published in collaboration with Soapbox MUSIC and Ein Mangfaldig Kar (EMC).
The album, which more be called an EP consists of 5 songs in English.
In The Candidate, the listener shaken well and truly up in a mixture of rock’n’blues the lead singer Claudius give it as a noise rocker. The soundtrack keeps quite well with lots clout and accordion tunes.
A small sneakpeak in the blues genre of Mrs.. Brown will also, when darkness mixed with whiskey, smoke and dim lighting. The laid-back song, Mrs.. Brown, is an atmospheric gem when it comes out on the late night hours when alcohol has come close to the body and the sun has gone down long ago. Both the guitar, harmonica and vocals since creates a fine atmosphere as definitely should be experienced live, just once in a lifetime.
A trance-creating guitar riff cuts through the song Home. The mood has climbed down from its pedestal to be with the rest of the mob and be a part of the subtle universe as Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. create with their music. The vocals from Claudius get more space and the guitars come to his place.
Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. is quite popular in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, judging from their upcoming tour. Among other things, with concerts in German cities such as Hamburg, Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt and Hannover. Amsterdam will also be visited by these alternative rockers swing.
Note that the video is an old video but tells very well who the band is.

Orange Blossom Special
Original Article:

English Translation (By Google):
by Radio couch
Photo: MustardDesign
After a short audio sample of recent MetaModern Sounds in Country Music, the estimated listeners of Radio couch this time are kidnapped on the Orange Blossom Special Festival, which takes place every year at Whitsun in the contemplative Beverungen at the Weser.
The loud journal Rolling Stone “best small open-air festival in the world” offers a wide, hand-picked selection of music between supersanftem folk and rock-hard rock – we present that, among other things, the magical-musical medicine men of Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. of Denmark, the successful swedish-German venture Golden Kanine, the wonderful Neil Young disciples of Dangers of The Sea, the ravishing Folker Mister and Mississippi from the Netherlands, the U.S. Foothill Stomper Richard Johnston, the subtle harmonies of the Anglo-American couple Rue Royale and the grand Keston Cobblers’ Club of Great Britain. They all did their best in the heat of Pentecost Beverungen – and were even enthusiastic. To listen at on Wednesday, 18/06/2014, 22 clock, and on Saturday, 06/21/2014, at 7 clock on FM 88.4 and 90.7 for Berlin and Potsdam. Enjoy!

Original Article:

English Translation (By Google):


Almost three years after their second ep is Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. finally ready with their debut album. As the title suggests, there is also a part two on the way. It will be released later that year.

Both publications are put together of 13 tracks recorded live in one day in an abandoned prison in Sweden. Five of these numbers represent all Anti-Solipsism part one – Creatures, and if you do not think it sounds like much, compared to for this to be an album, I’m inclined to agree with you, even though the total playing time rounds half an hour.

But the playing time is quite appropriate, for like the past be the case, it is a potent potion priest mixed. The band is a melting pot of nationalities and genres. Among the latter we find swing, rock-steady, blues, African rhythms and strikes of punk anarchy. High-octane roots music led by the always energetic frontman Claudius Pratt.

It’s ‘business as usual’ in the opening track, the only 2:41 long virvelvind “Candidate”, but then felt that the band has spent the time since Belligerent to refine term. Some of anarkien sorted out, and a more droning tone of repetitions in both music and vocals have made its entry.

It is both good and bad. In “The Truth” provides the scintillating percussion fine contrast to Claudius Pratt and guest singer Yaa Kakrabas vocal partnership before the number ends with a regular sermon. The subsequent “Mrs. Brown “is sweaty blues, but the album’s second half -” Hey Now “and the ten-minute” Home “- takes the character of race on the spot. There are too many repetitions but not enough to repeat.

Anti-Solipsism part one – Creatures is fine, but unfortunately not more than that. It will be interesting to see if part two invites you to listen again and re-interpretation of the first part.


Original Article:

English Translation (By Google):

A band with a name like “Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.” has therefore at least as special, let propose to classify as deviant. The “RSSOC” is a quartet that comes from NY. They all have unusual names like “Angeryman” (Claudius Pratt: vocals), “The Sandman” (Justin Moses Gunn: guitar), “Colonel Taz” (Matthias Klein: drums) and “The Silk City Kid” (Martin Ollivierre: bass).

Their story really begins when they fly to Copenhagen in 2007 for the time being not to return. They themselves describe their music as “the new gospel of the wayward” (roughly translated: “the new gospel of the quirky”). They are in their own words inspired by “the good Lord, wine, whiskey and women.” Their music is devilish seductive rhythm & blues, with a strong sense of traditional Negro spirituals …

Their first part of their debut studio album “Anti-Solipsism Part 1 – Creatures” is an EP with five tracks, they have recorded in the Härlanda prison in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band stayed there for 24 hours, completely isolated from the outside world, to all the songs in live play. Part 2 is scheduled for the autumn.
[Editor’s note: Solipsism? Solipsism (from “solus” alone, and “ipse”, self) is the belief or philosophy that there is only one consciousness exists: that of the observer. The whole universe and all other persons being communicated exist only in the mind of the observer – Is all that we see around us really? Or are things and people in our environment due primarily to the fantasies of our own mind? How can I be sure that I do exist yourself?]

In January this year, the band gave a performance during ‘Eurosonic Noorderslag’ in Groningen, where she led Claudius Pratt, with his dark, sweaty body in a translucent blouse mirror tent warmed up a few degrees quickly. With their soul, gospel and blues, and Claudius’ raspy voice and mesmerizing movements continued his preaching about life, drink, women and power in God and he got the crowd soon dancing. In June in the Netherlands and also planned new gigs later in Germany.

Album tracks: 1 “The Candidate” – 2 “The Truth” – 3 “Mrs. Brown “- 4” Hey Now “- 5” Home “- All songs written by Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.

Part 1 of their quirky EP … “The CREATURE” (creature)
Man is a fragile creature, just as corrupt and heroic as the creature takes shape. The struggling unrecognizable along the way while collecting stones … They gather in cities, led by their demons, bear their burdens and losses on the move all the intimate details of their lives.

I was a candidate, I was a deacon of justice, I was looking for the truth. I tried to represent my constituency … with pragmatic and resolute confidence, but oh, how fickle the mob … The noise of their chatter is changing as fast as the chatter of girls … They disappear quickly and you will be defenseless …

The album opens in unadulterated blues style with earthy story 1 “The Candidate” with seasoning Jenz Koudahl harmonica. 2 “The Truth” opens with mysterious African drumming of Ayi Solomon, and wail the story takes over and the tension rises slowly. 3 “Mrs. Brown “is a bit more calm in the company and can the gang quietly punching further jamming. In 4 “Hey Now” is again with some bluesy gospel shouts and may Jenz Koudahl get back his harmonica above. The Bible closes with a series of voodoo grooves in these endless valve 5 “Home”.

Thus spoke the “Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.” … while they blessed their audience; that after this musical miss sweaty, hypnotized and impressed still left the tent …

Eric Schuurmans

The Shows reviwed by the media:

Augsburg 28.05.

Tübingen 02.06.

OBS 06.06.

Radio Coach get’s a taste o’ da Gospel!

Somewhere in Germany somebody likes what were doing… So much so they recommend us to their readers… Check out Radio Coach they were kind enough to talk about us and our show at the  Orange Blossom Special Leave a comment give us praise, tell them about your better days… Hey Lou if your out there you might need this too… Apparently Lou came to our show in Utrecht (WOODLUM Festival) and foud what she had been searching for alought she did not know she was looking… Maybe you to can find a little something that your looking for!

Broken English Translation:

After a short audio sample of recent MetaModern Sounds in Country Music , the estimated listeners of Radio couch this time are on the Orange Blossom Special Festivalkidnapped, held every year at Whitsun in the contemplative Beverungen at the Weser.

The loud journal Rolling Stone “best small open-air festival in the world” offers a wide, hand-picked selection of music between supersanftem folk and rock-hard rock – we present that, among other things, the magical-musical medicine men of Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co. of Denmark, the successful Swedish-German Venture Golden Kanine , the wonderful Neil Young Disciples of Dangers Of The Sea , the ravishing Folker Mister and Mississippi from the Netherlands, the U.S. Foothill Stomper Richard Johnston , the subtle harmonies of the Anglo-American couple Rue Royale and the grand Keston Cobblers’ Club of Great Britain. They all did their best in the heat of Pentecost Beverungen – and were even enthusiastic. To listen at on Wednesday, 18/06/2014, 22 clock, and on Saturday, 06/21/2014, at 7 clock on FM 88.4 and 90.7 for Berlin and Potsdam. Enjoy!


Album premier in the Netherlands…

The 3voor12 album premiere is online!



Good News, Bad News…

For immediate releaseTo all the fans of REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co. we are happy to announce there has been overwhelming response to our new record “Anti-Solipsism pt.1 Creatures”. Because of this demand in varying territories we have had to delay our release date. For all our fans who are already on our mailing list and who sign up for the pre-release you will still receive the digital release on May 22nd. The new date for the physical release will be June 16th.

We sincerely apologize to those who we shall meet on the road for not having the album available for you, but we will have copies of our pre-release 7” “The Candidate” and we will also have special “Collectable Download Cards”. For those of you in Germany you should be able to find the record through our new distribution partner in Germany “NOISOLUTION” on June 30th. It will be in a few designated stores and available for mail-order.

Thank you,


Anti Solipsism pt. 1 Creatures mixdown…

We have come to the final stages of our new creation… “Anti Solipsism pt. 1 Creatures”. This latest production is in the mix… We are back at Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen to mix the last two tracks. Thank you to all those wonderful people we have met on the road. You have been our inspiration… This record is for you!


Anti-Solipsism Pt.1 Creatures

DR P6Beat Podcast…

Just in case you missed the live broadcast, you can check out the podcast right here:


Photo by: Ari Mikael Zelenko see more here

Thank you to Jan Sneum and DR P6 Beat


It’s taken some time but Denmark might just have taken a shine to the Reverend and his company… On Sunday February 2nd at 6:00 pm  til 8:00 pm (Kl. 18:03 – sluttede 20:03) the ANGERYMAN represents the Co. on Denmark’s Radio P6 Beat.


Be sure to catch the full interview (2huors “wow!”) as it airs on Sneums Garage SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd 2014 on P6 Beat.

Ari Mikael Zelenko P6Beat January 30th 2014IMG_1628

Photo By: Ari Mikael Zelenko

More images here

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Just some of the happening at EUROSONIC 2014….

Hey Now! if you wanna know what we’ve been up to just follow the links and see our interview and acoustic performance of “Hold It Down” for WDR Rockpalast.


Acoustic performance


The crowd at the The Magic Mirror awaiting the arrival of REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co.