Birmingham quartet Broken Witt Rebels are a soulful indie rock 'n roll band who make gritty, nostalgic tunes similar to Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, and The Black Keys.
Supporting The View, and playing up and down the country, the rebels are putting their own original stamp on the Birmingham music scene and are definitely on the rise.
Their latest EP, HOWLIN, was released in the summer of 2014 and is available to download now. The EP features lead single 'Shake Me Down', the video for which depicts a weird and wonderful bingo game in a working club (view below). 'Bottom of the Hill' is a slow, blues-heavy down 'n dirty groove, whilst title track 'Howlin' is a more upbeat, rhythm and blues number with snappy riffs flowing to impressive guitar solos.
Combining the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues, alongside the arrangement of James Tranter’s dominant, layered guitar work, Danny Core’s strong and unique vocals, Luke Davis’s muddy harmonic bass playing and Anthony Byrne’s thunderous drumming, this is the framework of a band that’s enchanting and irresistible for years to come.
They recently came top in a poll of Indie-Cent Blog's top 20 songs of 2014 among the likes of Model Airoplanes, Circa Waves and Catfish and the Bottlemen. The review stated "Shake Me Down by Broken Witt Rebels shows that Blues Rock is in vogue again. Royal Blood’s critically acclaimed album is the best example, but look at bands like Cage the Elephant and Kings of Leon. Broken Witt Rebels are the newest kids on the block, and boy are they special."
They recently played a sell out show at the Victoria as part of one of the This Feeling featured bands on XFM, and play The Jubilee in London on 6th March.