New Music Critique: Rebel Kicks

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7.8

Contact: info@rebelkicks.com

Web: rebelkicks.com

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV

Style: Indie Rock/Pop

A pair of brothers, Anthony & Steven Babino, comprise NYC duo Rebel Kicks, whose work has already garnered TV placements (Shameless, Hummer). And it’s little wonder––they’ve got a very polished product, songs with strong energy and lots going on. “Fall of the American Dream” is propelled by a dubstep beat and powerful vocals––the harmonies and falsettos are really strong. The band’s vocals are impressive again on the bright, syncopated “Why You Gotta?” which surprised us by delivering a sudden outro that entirely resets the song in an alluring direction. A catchy chorus and some scorching guitar make the straight-ahead rocker “Way Out” a winner. Music supes should check ‘em out.