Liberation is upon us with the pop-catchy relevance of Moderate Rebels in the form of their new single “Liberate”. Hum-worthy guitars drone over the irresistible back-beat while asking the currently relevant question about the relevancy of liberation. A modern dilemma for society if I’ve ever heard of one. The question is, however, will you “liberate”? The answer is: take a listen and find out.

About ‘Liberate’
Pulsing with all the energy of Moderate Rebels’ mesmeric live shows, ‘Liberate’ sets in motion a contagious riff that surges forwards while tributaries of guitar flow over, under and through pounding motorik rhythms and a precise, gloriously aloof, vocal. “What’s intriguing about the word ‘Liberate’ is how flexible it is,” say Moderate Rebels, a band striving to achieve their own version of liberation through this intoxicating new release.

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First Listen: Moderate Rebels - LiberateAbout Moderate Rebels
Pursuing their sonic manifesto “to use as few words and chords as possible”, London four-piece Moderate Rebels have followed their debut single ‘God Sent Us’ – a ‘Lamacq Livener’ frequently spun on BBC 6Music and Radio X – with a blistering five-track EP released on 2 June on Everyday Life Recordings.

“We want to acknowledge the conditions of the era we find ourselves in and generate feelings of transcending them,” say the band. To this end, ‘Proxy’ was recorded in a small South Bermondsey studio while Moderate Rebels were reacting to stimuli including (but by no means limited to) Spacemen 3, La Dusseldorf, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Roxy Music, Black Box Recorder, Jenny Hval, Death In Vegas and MGMT.

Moderate Rebels are among the first wave of acts to be announced for Rockaway Beach at Butlin’s Bognor Regis next January, alongside the likes of Wild Beasts, The Orb and Honeyblood. The band have just released their debut album on June 2nd.

SOURCE: Official Bio

‘Proxy’ tracklisting:

  1. Liberate
  2. Knight Time
  3. Rename/Rebrand
  4. The Light In Your Eyes
  5. Good For Business


See Moderate Rebels live
12-14 January 2018: Rockaway Beach, Butlin’s Bognor Regis