With so many huge acts in and out of our doors, it’s easy to forget those that are out there, tirelessly working their way up to the top who deserve your attention. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on blues-rock quartet Broken Witt Rebels.
For Fans Of: Kings Of Leon, Black Keys, Kaleo
Essential listening: ‘Shake Me Down’
Beginning life as a band in 2013, with the release of their debut EP, This Town Belongs To Me, Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels instantly distinguished themselves as not just your average rock ‘n’ roll band. Taking influence from bands that have a certain Americana swing about them, (think Kings Of Leon, Rival Sons), Broken Witt Rebels have taken a taste of Tennessee and transformed it into a homegrown talent.
Following their debut four-track release, the band went on to release two more EPs – Howlin' and Georgia Pine. Both releases saw the band steadily building their profile as an act made up of credible musicians, who offer a fresh alternative to the UK music scene. Tracks such as ‘Guns’ and ‘Low’ gained support from Radio X and racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and earned them support slots alongside Kaleo, Whiskey Myers and The Cadillac Three.
2017 is where things truly began to escalate though, having been crowned Unsigned Rock Band Of The Year previously, the band landed themselves an abundance of festival slots, including Reading and Leeds, Download, Neighbourhood, Camden Rocks and The Great Escape. From there, they went on to sign to Universal imprint Snakefarm Records, unleashing their debut self-titled album onto the world in November. A culmination of all their hard work thus far, the record offered revamped versions of their favourite tracks from the EPs, plus four new songs to treat fans.
Heading into 2018, the guys have been working tirelessly on creating new music whilst booking in as many live dates as possible, including an upcoming tour with Blue October. If you fancy lapping up their whiskey-soaked blues-rock sound, take a look at the show dates below.
O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 16 March - Buy Tickets
O2 ABC Glasgow: Saturday 17 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bristol: Thursday 22 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Friday 23 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 24 March - Buy Tickets
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