-Interview- Rebelle (10/18/17)

Rebelle talks about their "Hide" single/EP, the state of Indie Rock and much more.


From: Wakefield, Canada
Sounds like: Indie Rock

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.