MODERATE REBELS Share Political Mantras On Brand New Spellbinding Album ‘SHARED VALUES’ …

When we can’t get enough of it…

1 December 2018

Almost one year ago Turn Up The Volume! had the debut album by London‘s psych-pop-art collective MODERATE REBELS on repeat. The Sound Of Security revelead an enigmatic project of various, yet unidentified musicians calling themselves anti-music. Their firstborn was/is an astonishing work of magnetic grimness that stood out because of its simple, yet crystal clear approach in sound and content. An ongoing indictment against the way of Brexit live as experienced by rebels watching from the side how things go terribly wrong.

We’re trying to create conditions where the songs could write themselves
with minimum resistance, an automatic writing situation. We say it all the time,
but it’s important to note – we don’t intend anything. We don’t feel like ‘artists’
with grand statements to make.”

After listening, several times the past few days, to the brand new, follow-up longplayer SHARED VALUES I hear a band inspired by a similar stirring spirit and similar bitter tone
as last year (what would you expect with Theresa May and her conservative, divided herd still in charge and fighting with Europe as if The British Empire is still alive and hitting), but this time the aural framework, in which our despairing rebels embed all their anxious anti-Brexit observations and related worries (who will save me from my government? as the key question), resonates firmer, stronger, fuller and more euphonious as if this album was actually canned in a recording studio instead of a recording bedroom. All instruments and all voices are really tight now. They have become harmonious partners in crime in order to reinforce the spellbinding catchiness of their fresh mesmeric mantras. Oh yes, Moderate Rebels‘ sonic phraseology still is about the addictive power of repetition, about moving in dazzling circles, about psyching in repetitive grooves, about fulminating against narcissistic politicians who share a totally different kind of values. From the rollicking boogie-woogie rippers (The Value Of Shares / Faith & Science / I Love Today / Beyond Hidden Words / Eye In The Sky) to some calmer reflections (the folky ‘Stranded In Brazil’ and ‘Facade‘), from the angry ‘You Want A Fight’ to the DIY answer to the key question in ‘How To Save Myself’.

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London’s MODERATE REBELS Announce Second Album And Share Lead Track ‘THE VALUE OF SHARES’…

20 November 2018

London’s variable and still mysterious outfit MODERATE REBELS (although the new press photos reveal 4 female members instead of 2) are about to release the follow-up album to their lo-fi pop debut The Sound Of Security. New longplayer SHARED VALUES will hit the streets on 30 November via Everyday Life Recordings.

SHARED VALUES out 30 November – pre-order facilities via iTunes

The self-proclaimed anti-music project says about the new record: “We went into the studio with a couple of songs to record an EP, and we ended up with an album-length EP. We like to just let things happen and for songs to mostly write themselves. It’s a case of mucking around and seeing what feels right and what doesn’t. We say it all the time, but it’s important to note – we don’t intend anything. We don’t feel like ‘artists’ with grand statements to make.”

Ahead of the fresh full lenght’s launch here’s, following earlier shared cuts I Love Today  , Beyond Hidden Words and Science & Faith, lead track THE VALUE OF SHARES. Another magnetizing mantra-like mind-ripper with fuzzy guitar flashes and ongoing vocal repetition of the main line ‘I Like You / You Like Me’. You bet I do. Catch their feverish drift here…

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(photo: Moderate Rebels press)