The Rock City archives: 2015

Patriot Rebel, Rock City Basement

  • Tuesday 28th April 2015
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Bursting out of Nottingham, Patriot Rebel are here to stamp their mark over the whole of the UK. The Brit riff-lords are poised to rise with the national release of their stunning debut EP ‘Two Worlds’,

Taking from the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Alter Bridge and Shinedown, but with a particular affinity for Black Stone Cherry and Velvet Revolver, Patriot Rebel pitch colossal riffs against soaring melodies, and the end result is immensely enthralling.

Although the roots of the band can be traced to 2007, it was not until 2011 that the current line up of Paul Smith (Lead Vocals), Danny Marsh (Lead Guitar), Dave Gadd (Rhythm Guitar / Backing Vocals), Aaron Grainger (Drums) and Will Kirk (Bass) began to solidify. After perfecting their live set, the quintet started to play throughout their local area and soon earned a hearty reputation for delivering an explosion live performance. Touring and festivals soon followed as the band shared stages with the likes of Tesseract, Jettblack, Skarlett Riot, Cornerstone, Earthtone9, Spirytus and Violet. And it wasn’t too long before the ascending rockers sold out the legendary ‘Rock City’ in Nottingham.

With the band’s live reputation flourishing, the five-some decided to turn their attention to releasing their debut record. Patriot Rebel headed to Axis Studios to work with esteemed producer Matt Elliss (Black Spiders, Terrorvision, Skarlett Riot) and they proceeded to put down tracks for their debut EP ‘Two Worlds’. Now fully complete, the record delivers on all fronts. Bursting with pounding drums, throbbing guitar lines and engaging hooks, the band have a beast of a debut for your absorption. The EP packs six killer cuts spanning from the thunderous riffage of ‘Propaganda’ to the fist-in-the-air anthem of ‘What Goes Around’ and to the rousing ‘The Storm’, which highlights the band’s growing diversity and songwriting prowess. With shows in the pipeline to support the record, everything is now falling into place as the rocksters will battle it out for their place as one of the new breed of Brit Rock bands set to break in the UK!

Our debut EP Two Worlds has been reviewed extensively across the UK, in both nationwide magazines and online Ezines and Review Websites, since its digital release in December 2013. Here is a small selection of reviews we have received:

Rock-Sound Magazine - " Patriot Rebel's 'Two Worlds' sounds absolutely humongous, the musical talents and potential of this band aren't too be overlooked."

Loud-Stuff - "This is a band that WILL be the next band that you hear about, quite simply phenomenal. 10/10"

RIngmaster Reviews - " It maybe their introduction to most but Patriot Rebel has immediately thrust themselves into a vibrant spotlight with Two Worlds, and they can only get better with is simply a mouthwatering proposition. 10/10."

Hit The Floor - "If you’re a fan of outright rock and roll, you definitely need to check these guys out before they explode into one of Britain’s top loved rock group. 9/10".

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