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Artist Spotlight/Interview - Detroit Rebellion

We caught up with Detroit Rebellion, a blues/garage rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. Their music features tight blues inspired guitars with plenty of overdrive and fantastic melodies. Detroit Rebellion music is upbeat, bluesy, and overall just good to jam out to. The band will release their upcoming sophomore album, See You Next Year, on August 24 via Bodan Kuma. They recently released single, “Black”, via Ghettoblaster, and a lyric video for the track “Wrong Number” all of which we have included below!

How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?

"When you’re anti-social and socially awkward, music is a way to express yourself and connect with others. And also, a form of therapy to get through high school and life." Could you walk us through your process of writing music?

"Starting with short melodies either thought up and/or from playing. Record and revisit those segments, then work on expanding song structure for the strongest segments. Next, work on vocal and percussion melody and or rhythms. Then, work in lyrics that match the feel of the music." What artists have inspired you in your career?

"For this project it’s mostly blues influences and/or inspiration. But not necessarily via song structure. So Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Skip James, Furry Lewis, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, etc.. But David Bowie, The Clash, Them, Public Enemy, The Doors, Rolling Stones, LED Zeppelin, The Police, Bob Dylan, etc., are also major influences." What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?

"We share your pain." Do you have any upcoming projects you would like fans to know about?

"Our new LP See You Next Year and our music videos."

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Be sure to check out the Detroit Rebellion and the videos above and keep it tuned to Alt Revue for all things alt music.

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