Well a movement of friends is a hard thing to package. When something happens locally that is real and sincere, it probably doesn't need too much hype. Rend Collective Experiment (or Rend Collective as we are mostly known) started in 2004 as a group of confused 20 somethings started trying to figure out life, God and community. Then in 2007 it grew into a collective of musicians and artists trying to share with the world what they were learning. All our music is grown out of an organic environment and we hope you can appreciate our bond through our music. We try to make journey music that talks from the heart and trys to follow God's heart yet its music for all not just the religious! A huge part of our ethos is about generating money that can help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Not making them charity cases but standing with the poor and oppressed in solidarity as one family. Also about reminding the church we are called to be "One" a "Collective" even a "Family" thats how we function as a band and thats our heart as we are at home or travelling. At home in Ireland and around the world we have about 15 members of our collective but as a touring band about 6.
Wonderful!| Posted May 21, 2013
I have thoroughly enjoyed the music I have heard from Rend Collective. Watching their videos, I have also gained a lot of respect for their values. Their way of working for worship in community is inspiring.
Growing Up| Posted June 30, 2012
This sophomore effort by Rend is solid. They are using more of a Mumford and Sons stylistic approach that works for them. Praise Like Fireworks is fun and upbeat while You are My Vision and Build Your Kingdom Here showcase their abilities. I would love to see their 3rd album continue with this approach and totally move them into mainstream Christian music with the big boys.