Crammed full of razor-sharp riffs, furious licks and an infectious swagger, ‘Take You Home’ is a no holds barred bout of vigorous rock’n’roll designed to take you right back to its spiritual home. Written as a tribute to performing live the track arrives at the perfect time, with the UK now in a place where gigs and shows are able to go ahead in the unrestricted and cathartic way they were designed to. This song belongs on a stage, and Scarlet Rebels want to take you there with them.
Speaking about the single, frontman Wayne Doyle stated, “There isn’t anything in the world that can replicate the safe haven music provides. This song is for the people that live their lives for that one moment where a chord change feels like it could change the world. This is an ode to the power music holds in uniting us all – ‘for those who feel alone, raise your hands and we’ll take you home’.”
‘Take You Home’ follows the release of the politically charged first single ‘Storm’, a fiery track that takes very clear aim at the political ruling class and its high level malfeasance. Both are taken from their upcoming album See Through Blue, which will be released on January 28th 2022 via Earache Records. Pre-orders of the album, including signed editions, limited edition colour vinyl (red/green/purple) plus a rare ‘alternative artwork’ version with blue cover are all available here while stocks last.
Scarlet Rebel’s sound is as broad as their ambition. The five-piece fuse the rocket-powered energy of classic hard rock bands such as Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith with the vital modern edge of alt-rock giants like the Foo Fighters, all the while mining the same seam of timeless, vivid songwriting as Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
With their proud socialist beliefs, born of their South Wales roots, and unafraid to point out the rank hypocrisy, corruption and incompetence of our current government, they rage against the terrible damage the political right have done to the social fabric of the UK with their xenophobic, hard Brexit agenda and mishandling of the pandemic.
“I don’t expect everybody to agree with me, but these are things that have happened, they’re facts. If people don’t want to listen, that’s tough,” says Doyle. “But the artists I grew up with talked about real issues, about what was going on, regardless of what people thought of them. We could have made an album full of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, but we wanted something real.”
And so, with the appropriately-named See Through Blue, the band’s second album, Scarlet Rebels are firmly nailing their colours to the mast, with artwork featuring a blond-haired demagogue preaching evil to the masses. However their politics are backed up by a potent collection of gigantic rock songs armed to the teeth with razor sharp solos and soaring singalongs, marrying arena-sized modern anthems with classic songwriting and an inextinguishable passion.
It’s loud and proud on the piercing new single ‘Take You Home’, demonstrating why the five-piece – completed by lead guitarist Chris Jones, second guitarist/keyboard player Josh Townshend, bassist Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde and the frontman’s brother, drummer Gary Doyle – are fast becoming one of the most exciting prospects in British rock. And their upcoming tour with Buckcherry will be one of the hottest tours this winter.
It’s no exaggeration to claim that Scarlet Rebels are exactly what rock’n’roll needs right now.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 TOUR DATES w. BUCKCHERRY
29/11 – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
30/11 – Warehouse, Leeds
01/12 – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
03/12 – O2 Academy Islington, London
04/12 – Queen’s Hall, Nuneaton
05/12 – Riverside, Newcastle
07/12 – Academy 2, Manchester
08/12 – Live Rooms, Chester
10/12 – KK’s Steelmill, Wolverhampton
11/12 – Engine Rooms, Southampton
12/12 – Tramshed, Cardiff