Rebecca Collins
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Rebecca Collins

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Rock




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CHAMELEON BLUES LP (2008 Mutineer Music)

AT SEA EP (2007 Mutineer Music)



LIVE SET-UP: 4 people -Elec. gtr & vox (Rebecca)/ elec. gtr & keys/ bass/ drums

Irish-born musician REBECCA COLLINS put out her first independent recording, "At Sea EP", in 2007 and immediately caught the attention of people with an ear for the alternative, in particular Lyric FM DJ John Kelly who was quoted as saying “Rebecca is at the beginning of what has the potential to be a fascinating career in music.”

In 2008, Rebecca self-released her debut album Chameleon Blues. Recorded in New York, the album blended the edgy rock leanings of Rebecca's song writing with the explosive avant garde playing of her band. The experimental nature and lyrical beauty of her songs was reminiscent of Rebecca's main early influences - ANNETTE PEACOCK and JOHN MARTYN. The result was a raw, visceral album whose dark, bristling sounds established Rebecca as a singular voice on the Irish music scene.

After touring to promote the album, Rebecca relocated to London. Following a year spent writing and gigging new material (including support slots with PJ HARVEY collaborator JOHN PARISH and the legendary JEZ KERR of A CERTAIN RATIO fame), work on a second album is now underway.

Early responses to the new songs have drawn comparisons with artists such as PATTI SMITH, and PJ HARVEY, as well as alternative bands as diverse as KYUSS, WARPAINT and BLONDE REDHEAD . Never afraid to push the boundaries of her sound and her song writing, Rebecca is set to bring her enthralling music to a wider audience this year.

Press for Chameleon Blues -

"Great songs, like these, are timeless” - Q MAGAZINE

“Collins has the courage and talent to venture beyond the obvious” - HOT PRESS

“Eight tracks here and all are brilliant.” (4 stars) - HOT PRESS

“Rebecca Collins is carving her own path…her willingness to explore new territory and avoid cliché has to be admired.” - IRISH INDEPENDENT

“Collins’ floating vocals and meandering melodies allow the space for the compelling embellishments of her band.” - THE SUNDAY TIMES

“Collins has produced a debut album that waltzes around moods, shades and shadows.” - IRISH TIMES

“Unsettling riffs and intelligent twists stand prominent throughout this record…a contemporary idea of music-that-haunts.” THE BEAT HAPPENING (LONDON)

“Chill-up-your-spine music. Its rock, it’s folk…it’s blues, all with a sensual jazz thread woven through the seams” - IMAGE MAGAZINE

“A highly accomplished collection from a very talented new songwriter.” - ROAD RECORDS