Rend Collective As Family We Go on Limited Edition 2LP
As Family We Go (Rend Family Records/Sparrow Records) is the newest endeavor from Rend Collective featuring lead single "You Will Never Run." Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, Rend Collective is one of Christian music's most exciting new acts. Their previous release, The Art Of Celebration, debuted at #1 on the Christian & Gospel Chart and featured the hit "My Lighthouse."
Rend Collective developed organically as a self-described "group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community." They gathered at Rend, a ministry for spiritually hungry young adults, desperately seeking an authentic, raw and real expression of church, which was informally pastored by bandleader, Gareth Gilkeson. This honest and genuine movement of prayer and missions was accompanied by the birth of a new breed of worship songs that became the foundation for their first and critically acclaimed 2010 album, Organic Family Hymnal.
Since these formative years, the folk-influenced troubadours have, to their surprise, been thrust onto the world stage as leading voices in the evolution of modern worship. Following the 2012 release of artisanal alt-pop project, Homemade Worship by Handmade People, the band has gone from strength to strength. Their endearingly raucous live show has brought out thousands of fans to sold out tours on both sides of the Atlantic, and they have shared stages with some of the biggest names in Christian music, such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tenth Avenue North.