amicable rebels
I dunno whether I was just solicited bang on the right time… but this is great album… Emails, MP3s, CDs and links arrive daily. I’ve just watched the football, had a shit day, glass of red and a chocolate croissant for tea and Amicable Rebels emailed a link to a free download of their new album, ‘The Curse of Rock ‘n’ Roll’…
It downloads, I shove it in the iPlayer thing and carry on bantering about the footy on twitter, whilst reading all that depressing shit of religious barbarians continually killing innocent people in the name of whoever.
Then three tracks in, The Curse of Rock ‘n’ Roll is no longer background company… My frontal lobes are going.. ‘What the fuck is this…? It’s really good!’

Amicable Rebels are not going to break any ground, cut any edges or start any revolutions.. Nor do they claim to… This is alt-country-pembrokeshire-folk… The subject path is dusty and well trodden – New Orleans, Midnight Rain talk of relationships, guns, crossing borders, walking like brothers with the moon – you can almost crack open the tins of beans as your horse farts in the background… And yet there is a definite charm about this album, a charm missing from many of their contemporaries.

You play this album and slide into its groove without even knowing it… Total, total chill out… Put it on, pour a drink and sit in the garden and soak up the evening sun…

Put it this way… it really lifted my soul…

And what’s more – it’s free to download – you have no excuse but to lift that heavy heart…

Thank you x