SMASH 420K VIEWS FOR NEW SINGLE "GUNS" AFTER YOUTUBE HOMEPAGE FEATURE
BROKEN WITT REBELS – "GUNS"
RELEASED 17th JUNE 2016
ON TOUR WITH KING KING THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER 2016. (SEE DATES BELOW)
In the past few weeks, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham blues rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So much so that the band have rushed out new single GUNS to capitalize on fan driven interest.
It all started when a live version of previous single LOW was uploaded to their Facebook page, within 4 days the video had amassed an impressive 130,000 views. This caught the attention of viral content geniuses Buzzfeed, who invited the band into their offices to play a live streamed gig for their 1.3m strong Facebook group, part of their Music Breaks Series. Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any better, the GUNS video was elevated to the front page of YouTube. At the time of writing, the video has amassed over 420,000 views in less than one day.
Chosen by the fans, GUNS is now the second single to be taken from the band’s Georgia Pine EP The EP is produced by Tom Gittins (Robert Plant) and was originally released on April 15th. First single LOW was a featured track of the week on Radio X, and play-listed on Planet Rock, who are now also supporting GUNS.
GUNS hooks listeners in with James Tranter’s expert guitar riff, before James Dudley’s thundering drums usher in Danny Core’s impassioned vocals and anthemic chorus. GUNS plays homage to their hometown of Birmingham with a melody and energy that tears through you, with the refrain. “Born and raised where Guns are made, they burn bright like a cigarette.”
BWR’s bluesy southern tinged swagger has drawn favourable comparisons with Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys, while their legendary live shows frequently result in stage invasions with fans rushing the stage in response to the band’s famous shoes off war cry!
Broken Witt Rebels have just made guitar bands exciting again.
BROKEN WITT REBELS
UK LIVE DATES
Thursday 30th June 2016
King Tuts, Glasgow
Friday 29th July 2016
Sound House, Leicester
Sunday 14th August 2016
Down To The Woods Festival
Hardwick Hall, County Durham
Sunday 4th September 2016
Bingley Music Live
Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire
Thursday 20th October 2016
London Proud, Camden
Friday 21st October 2016
Leo's Red Lion, Gravesend
Thursday 1st December 2016
Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, Wales
Georgia Pine is the new 5-track EP from the British rock band that everyone is talking about – "Broken Witt Rebels". After delivering outstanding performances in 2015, the energetic, young 4-piece, who hail from Birmingham, are now looking to win over new fans with their infectious blend of rock and soulful blues.
Georgia Pine is authentic, rootsy, and real, and has serious hit potential. Similarly to the new generation of contemporary and distinctive soulful roots rock bands like Alabama Shakes and Black Keys, Broken Witt Rebels strike a chord.
The band pay homage to the sounds of old blues and Stax guitarists, but, at the same time, their unique approach to song-writing and recording gives the EP a fresh and modern authenticity that is entirely unique.
The EP was engineered and produced by Tom Gittins, who has worked on recent recordings by Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin). Gittins cites the Rebels’ lead singer, Danny Core, as an amazing vocal talent in the tradition of Steve Marriot and Joe Cocker – a distinctive heart-wrenching vocal style that’s steeped deep within the inner core of blues and soul.
The 5-track EP will become available for worldwide distribution in April, and is currently available for pre-order from the band’s official website brokenwittrebels.com. The first single, ‘Low’, will be released as a music video with a sound cloud link for free streaming on Friday 26th February.
With crunching riffs jabbed by soulful vocals these new songs have energy and force behind them that are hallmarks of something big.
2015 saw Danny Core (vocals, guitar), Luke Davis (vocals, bass guitar), James Dudley (drums) and James Tranter (vocals, lead guitar) play at the Camden Rocks Festival in London, as well as two Time Out London concerts including The Time Out Best of Rising Stars 2015 at London’s sold out Jazz Café. A tour as support act for American musician Brantley Gilbert has already been confirmed for May 2016.
Broken Witt Rebels have been featured on Richer Unsigned as Artist of the Week for 2016; as well as The Fred Perry subculture Spotify Playlist as The Ones to Watch for 2016, recommended by This Feeling who have tipped Catfish & the Bottle Men 2013, Bohicas 2014, Blossoms 2015.
The lead single Shake Me Down from their previous EP has had over 113,000 streams on Soundcloud. This has earned the band features by numerous blogs and sites, including Fred Perry, hillydilly and Indie Shuffle.
Following its appearance at the top of the Hype Machine chart it was featured as Classic Rock Track of the Week.
'After rip roaring sets and sold out gigs, this Birmingham quartet has really arrived, combining the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues.' - Gigging
‘Fact! Broken Witt Rebels will make you want to crack open a bottle of whiskey. You’ve been warned. The band’s sound channels a nostalgic Memphis sound with gritty vocals, crazy guitars and sing-along chorus’ - Counteract Magazine
‘Blues sodden, sultry, humid music displaying all the solidity of a British rock legacy merged with confidence of an atmospheric Deep South soulful Americana’ - Black Soda
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