Rebelle

Rebelle (Indie Rock) - Wakefield, Canada




REBELLE is the musical evolution of Wakefield Quebec based David Taggart, Rylee Taggart, Ryan Wiles and Joey Kane. REBELLE sounds like Nirvana playing Killers tunes with anthemic hooks and alt rock drenched in emotion. The group's energy is palpable and their live show is unstoppable. Without an album release, REBELLE made it to the Top 10 Regional finalists in CBC’s Searchlight contest, two years running - a testament to the strength of their sound. REBELLE has tapped into a sweet spot blending rock, alternative and indie to create an album that you’ll want to listen to on repeat. Wondering how this bunch appeared on the scene? In a previous life, three of the four members were in Wakefield based The Strain - a band that toured extensively and went on to win LIVE 88.5’s Big Money Shot.

Upcoming Shows:
11/24/17 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, Canada
11/25/17 - Van Gogh's Ear - Guelph, Canada



"Hide" EP Review
Canadian Indie darlings Rebelle recently released their highly anticipated "Hide" EP. The title track from the EP created quite a bit of buzz and with two other tracks on the EP, let's see what more they have to offer. The lead single "Hide" opens up the EP with an anthem like riff that sounds like something Awolnation or White Stripes would churn out. The claps and riffs keep things interesting through the first chorus the highly infectious vocals take the forefront. The vocals are dynamic and help really showcase a fantastic kind of Indie Rock that's rarely heard nowadays. The instrumentation twists and turns as it knows when to mellow things out, crank things up and even escalates to a guitar solo later in the track. When the track ends, you'll be scrambling for the repeat button because it's over too quick. "Shoot Me Down" opens with a riff that adds a nice clap sound that grooves along quite nicely. The track builds and eventually breaks into a wall of Indie Rock goodness. The catchy appeal of the track is off the charts and the guitar solo later in the track takes it to even greater heights. "The Rapture" closes out the EP with a dirty little riff to start off. The overall tone of the track has shades of a high driving Rock sound that really sets it apart from the other tracks. It's a tad more heavy and really lays it all on the line. There's a slight Radiohead influence later in the track as well. The track chugs along at a steady clip and once it's done you'll be wondering when you'll be able to hear more music from the band. Top notch release from a high quality Rock band.

Verdict:
Rebelle shoot for the stars with their new "Hide" EP.





"Hide" Single Review
Canada Indie Rock outfit Rebelle has been described as Nirvana covering The Killers. Let's see if that's an accurate statement with a review of their newest single "Hide". "Hide" opens up with an anthem like riff that sounds like something Awolnation or White Stripes would churn out. The claps and riffs keep things interesting through the first chorus the highly infectious vocals take the forefront. The vocals are dynamic and help really showcase a fantastic kind of Indie Rock that's rarely heard nowadays. The instrumentation twists and turns as it knows when to mellow things out, crank things up and even escalates to a guitar solo later in the track. When the track ends, you'll be scrambling for the repeat button because it's over too quick.

Verdict:
Rebelle's "Hide" is an Indie Rock single for the ages.

-Interview- (10/18/17)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Rebelle” and is there any meaning behind it?

The name just kind of came to me one night, REBELLE… Stuck in my head. When we started working together, it was clear to all of us that this was something different, an entirely different animal. We toyed with other names, other ideas but they were bad. Kept coming back to REBELLE, Got to go with your gut. We are REBELLE.


2. What do you want people to take away from your "Hide" single and EP?

I think when people hear the "Hide" EP they will have a clear idea of what REBELLE is all about. Recording with Ian Davenport (Band Of Skulls, July Talk) was a great experience. Captured the essence of our sound and our live show. Down to earth guy, didn't try to change us... Just kicked our ass to get the best performance we could do. This is EP is REBELLE, we are proud of it, excited to release it into the world.


3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

We have been most recently described as "Quebec pop grungers". Not entirely sure what that means. We've also been compared to "if Nirvana played The Killers tunes".


4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

MUSE, DFA 1979, and METZ.


5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

1: Nirvana - Nevermind 2: Muse - Origins Of Symmetry 3: The Beatles - Rubber Soul.


6. What’s your take on the current state of Indie Rock?

There's a lot of bands out there doing the same thing as everyone else, good and bad. I think what it comes down to is... Don't suck, have a good live show, work harder than your counterpart. But what do I know?


7. What’s the current music scene like there in Canada both locally and country wide?

Music scene is flourishing in Canada. Lots of bands coming up these days. Hard to get around though. Close knit scene with the biggest mass to travel haha.


8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

I feel people are going to get whatever they want on the internet for free, if the intent is there. Streaming sites help a bit more. It's unfortunate that young artists lose money while already established artist thrive but these are the times we live in. We should do whatever we can to relieve the issue, but you've already heard this from everyone else.


9. What’s next for Rebelle?

We are releasing our debut EP "Hide" November 15, 2017. We already have another EP pretty much finished and ready to go. We want to keep busy doing what we like best, playing shows. Trying to get over to Europe next spring.


10. Any shoutouts?

Shoutout to Ian Davenport who helped us create this EP, taking the time to understand what Rebelle is all about. Also to Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmerman at Jukasa Studios for helping out with this EP. Great people, pleasure working with them.