Every once in awhile, a band comes along that totally takes what everybody else is doing and just throws that shit out the window. The first time I listened to DIRTY LITTLE REBELS I was amazed at what I was hearing and could only think Wow, where has a band with this incredible sound been for the last 20 years. It was like the Rock bands I had listened to in the 80's and Early 90's had reincarnated with a fresh feel that just seemed right. The Rock/Punk style is embedded in their DNA and it runs deep. You cannot just start playing this style of music and think you can pull it off. It has to brew in your soul and in this case three Rock Driven Souls out of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. DIRTY LITTLE REBEL was created by Rebel Rogers and Dizzy D in early 2012, although when you listen to their new EP their sound tells you different. The well polished sound of the trio has a matured sound that bands normally dial into after about 2 to 3 albums. The third member goes by J to complete this masterful lineup. With all good Punk Rockers you have to have an Attitude that is just freaking cool, these boys have mastered their genre. As you listen to this band there are a couple of songs that have heavy punk influences, but I'm not going to lie to you, this band reminds me a lot of Motley Crue in certain songs and bands that played the Sunset Strip in the 80's.Maybe even a little like the Murderdolls on some songs.
This is an album that is infectious, the more you listen to it, the more you bang your head, pretend your drumming in the air and slay on an air guitar as if you were part of the band.The album is very good and the band sounds tight when they are playing . Tend To Offend is a solid EP and the quality of the songs are well recorded. This album takes you back when music was rebellious, but also fun to listen to.
- Sleaze Driven Army: As soon as this song comes on you realize right off the jump, you are fixing to hear a style of music you have not heard in a long time. It will take you back, I promise you and if you were like me, you will get a big smile on your face. This is a strong song to start the album with and it sets the tone for what is about to come. Love how the guitar starts the song, then drums and after that a throwback voice that fits perfect to the style of the band.
- Susie:This is by far the best song on the EP. With many impressive tracks to choose from, this was the one that I could not stop listening to over and over. It is Kick@ss from the opening lick and keeps you rocking throughout the last note.
- Devil Show: After a barrage of what seem like rock anthems you start hearing some of that Punk and Sleaze style a little more in this outstanding song. Impressive guitar work and stellar vocals help prove this is going to be a band with a strong following in the near future.
- Reckless Love:This has to be the most Punk influenced song on the whole album. I posted a link to the video below this review.When you watch the video and listen to the song you shake your head in amazement at the mature sound that is coming from this young band.The sound and Punk attitude has to be their way of life, because it sounds so GENUINE.
- Too Hard To Resist:Should have been named To Good To Resist.With some High Screams and Killer guitar work,the old school Rock sound helps complete an Ep that will be destined for greatness in the near future.There will be many good reviews and massive amounts of fans gained by the pure Rock sound of DIRTY LITTLE REBELS.
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