Released by: Snakefarm Records
Release date: 10 August 2018
Danny Core – Vocals
James Tranter – Guitar
Luke Davis – Bass
James Dudley – Drums
01. Snake Eyes
02. Wait For You
03. Bang Bang
04. Turn Me On
Rising stars Broken Witt Rebels have been confirmed to tour with Glastonbury rockers Reef; starting in November 2018, they will guest on 21 dates across the UK, preceded by a short European run in October. Amongst others, they have already shared stages with Joanne Shaw Taylor, Kaleo, Whiskey Myers and The Cadillac Three. The rebellious rocking foursome has also performed at many of Europe’s leading festivals, including Download, Wacken, Stone Free, Reading and Leeds, Isle of Wight, The Great Escape and Ramblin’ Man.
The start of this EP is clear and concise in its southern influences and matches perfectly the American drawl in the vocals and innovative use of the blend of heavy funk bass line and the periodic break into harmonies. This, and the bands they have been (The Cadillac Three) and are about to share a stage with (Reef), leave no doubt as to what music genre has influenced these guys.
You would be mistaken in thinking Broken Witt Rebels hail from Tennessee, but in fact, they come from Birmingham (and not the one in Alabama), but this too is heard with the English twist in their music, nicely woven in with the Americana.
The opener ‘Snake Eyes’ is a true blue southern rebel call to rock action whilst the following ‘Wait For You’ makes full use of Danny Core’s beautiful throaty vocals and a good dose of uplifting background shout outs.
‘Bang Bang’ is superb! Loving this track with its sexy and fuzzy boxy feel, very deep down and dirty…the perfect laid back track to sip some moonshine too! The dreamy ‘Turn Me On’ manages to be soulful and nicely heavy at the same time and is beautifully executed.
It is no surprise that the boys were crowned ‘Unsigned Rock Band Of The Year’ at 2016’s inaugural Unsigned Music Awards in London and that now they have been picked up by the superb Snakefarm Records. And I for one cannot wait to see them on tour with Reef in November!
Written by: Francijn Suermondt