Young Rebel Set performing 'Measure of a Man' for BalconyTV London
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YOUNG REBEL SET - MEASURE OF A MAN
INTERVIEW AND SESSION FILMED FOR BALCONY TV LONDON.
PRESENTED BY IVAN BERRY
PRODUCED BY VIDEO-BOX
After self-releasing two very limited edition singles last year, and following the release of their 'Won't Get Up Again' EP through the band's own label in May, Young Rebel Set are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, which they are delighted to announce will be released early in 2011. The Young Rebel Set story starts in the northeast town of Stockton On Tees with Matty Chipchase, a singer and songwriter disillusioned with the posturing of post-Libertines, landfill indie - bands more concerned with getting wasted and the width of their trouser leg than saying something that can truly resonate. Quitting the group he was in, Matty set about writing songs on his own, "doing a Johnny Cash" with an acoustic guitar and putting into words the things that normally go unsaid - the heartbreak, love, dreams and fears that follow all of us through our lives -- and turning them into songs that can outlive a generation. "If you don't write a song from the heart how are you ever going to touch anyone else's heart?" He says matter-of-factly. The more Matty tinkered with his demos, adding layer upon layer of instruments, the more Young Rebel Set's explosive mix of rock'n'roll, soul, folk and conviction came into shape. "If you play a club up in Stockton with just an acoustic guitar no one is going to just sit there and listen to you, all they're there to do is drink. So I said, Right lads, can you help us out with this show?" Like with all great bands, the "lads" in question were Matty's mates. Friends from other bands, people who got chatting to each other after shows, friendships born from the simple combination of sharing a love of each other's company and a genuine love ofmusic. The gang was assembled. Paddy Jordan on guitar/keyboard, Dave Coombe on Harmonica and two sets of brothers -- Andy and Chris Parmley on guitar and
bass, plus Mark and Luke Evans on mandolin and Drums respectively.
Tune in tomorrow!!!