Sunday 29 September 2013

Young Rebel Set - Lash Of The Whip

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Although this is the first time that Stockton-on-Tees collective Young Rebel Set have been mentioned on this site, the connection actually goes way back. And at first we didn't even realise it. During one of our very first radio shows back in 2007 we played a storming track by a band called The Lurios, it turned out to be popular with the listeners too and I found myself explaining to people who they were over a few beers later that night. A while later, this really pretty song appeared by a band called Billy The Kid & The Brothers Barbalios. It sounded... familiar. I made inroads into trying to arrange an interview with The Lurios a few months down the line to see if they had any new material. I was told the band had split but some members were now in another band. You can probably guess their name. I played the two back-to-back and it all made sense.

We never did get Bill The Kid... on the show, and for a long while wondered what had happened to that pretty song. It would be a shame if it passed the world by. Skip forward another year or two and I'd been hearing all about this band called Young Rebel Set, but hadn't heard a note of their music. A song came on the radio called 'If I Was', and suddenly it all fell into place: that style, those vocals - The Lurios, Billy The Kid..., Young Rebel Set... some of the same brains were involved in all three. So that pretty song was released and Young Rebel Set got an album out. This week they release a follow-up, 'Crocodile'. After hearing a couple of songs they sound like there's still a hunger there and the tunes haven't dried up either. 'Lash Of The Whip' is upbeat and driving with a regular and powerful pulse. There's life in this song, taking the much maligned indie-folk genre and injecting adrenaline straight into its heart. We'll have more from the Young Rebel Set album very soon. Unless they change their name again that is...

Young Rebel Set's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Sep 30 Moritzhof Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Oct 02 Tower, Bremen, Germany
Oct 03 Sputnikhalle, Munster, Germany
Oct 04 Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Oct 05 Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany
Oct 06 E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
Oct 08 Ampere, Munchen, Germany
Oct 09 Flex, Vienna, Austria  
Oct 11 Kulturzentrum, Franz.K Reutlingen, Germany
Oct 12 Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 13 Rössli Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland  
Oct 15 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
Oct 16 Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
Oct 17 Werk 2,Leipzig, Germany
Oct 18 Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
Oct 19 Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
Oct 26 Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
Nov 01 Lomax, Liverpool, UK
Nov 08 Mad Ferret, Preston, UK
Nov 14 Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK
Dec 28 Forum, Bielefeld, Germany
Dec 30 Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany

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