Speaking about the song, singer/guitarist Oli Brown says: “Hero, ironically, is inspired by the idea of complacency and how it can lull one into feeling bigger than who one really is and for all the wrong reasons. RavenEye is driven by the idea of pushing harder everyday, rather than taking a backseat to other people’s efforts. Believing you’re the hero – while others are left to pick up the pieces and fix the ‘wreckage left behind’.”
Producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Down, Anders Osborne), brought on to help capture the band’s true sonic identity on NOVA, and with songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden, the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud. Classic Rock Magazine commented that “they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam’s cable bills for twenty-five years” whilst Kerrang commended their “fuzz-tacular garage rock”.
Since forming in 2014, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival (U.S.). The band will also perform at Steelhouse Festival (Gwent) and Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band. Now with a new drummer in place – 21 year old Adam Breeze, the band are set to take 2016 by storm.
When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.”RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.