Rebel Machine
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Rebel Machine

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Hard Rock


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Good times

Over the course of last weekend, The Olympics started and MV found itself watching the cycling road race. Now to be honest, this is about as much as fun as a trip to the dentist, so minds start to wander.

At the same time we’d been listening to this a lot. Rebel Machine are a four piece from Porto Alegre in the Rio Grande in Brazil , and we couldn’t help but picture them turning in the in a souped-up muscle car with Motley Crue blaring and crossing the finish line before Chris Froome had chance to blink.

Because there’s a couple of lines on the third track here, “Waiting For You” which almost seem to sum up this band, but also this album: “Kiss plays on the stereo/the telephone rings” offers Marcelo Pereira “but I’m not answering/ gonna let Paul sing”.

And if we might delve into the psyche of this a little deeper, the use of Paul rather than Gene is perhaps telling too. For you see “Nothing Happens Overnight” deals with good time, ebullient, fun rock n roll – or if we look at things through the Kiss prism again, its less they love it loud, than they’d like you to c’mon and love them.

The eight songs here are full with hooks, riffs and goodness me, these boys can write a chorus. “Don’t Tell Me I’m Wrong” could have come straight off Backyard Babies’ “Stockholm Syndrome” record, and now they are off, running and ain’t about to stop. “Down The Road” is designed solely, you suspect as the soundtrack to a drunken night out – and if we may be so bold, we’d also hazard a guess that Rebel Machine have lots of them.

“It Doesn’t Matter To Me” is a million miles an hour dismissal of a girl they didn’t need anyway, while “Goodbye Honey” would, in other lesser hands, be a ballad. Rebel Machine don’t do ballads and they are better off without the bitch anyway. Everything about the song screams “its her loss, now to the bar.”

“Run Away” has a kind of bluesy thing going on, but it can’t resist a strutting suggestion that it owns the place, while “Nothing On Me” is essentially no more than a three minute 15 second statement of intent – “I love it when people tell me I am not gonna make it” sings Pereira, we wouldn’t dare.

Closing with by far the longest and perhaps most ambitious song, “Life Is Fucking Good” gives them the chance to experiment with a swinging bassline and a mighty groove, which they – like with everything else they try on this record – pull off with ease and no little aplomb.

If you long for the rock n roll of late 1990s, which saw bands like The Hellacopters, the aforementioned Backyard Babies and countless others rule the planet, but also you would quite like that to be given a fresh twist, then Rebel Machine are the boys for you. And, whichever way you look at it, that’s a damn sight more exciting than a cycling road race. - Maximum Volume Music - Andy Thorley UK

"CD REVIEW - Nothing Happens Overnight"

(Independent Release)

'It's such a rare treat in this day and age where soulless pop reigns supreme to discover a brand new band that play rock music as its meant to be played. Let me describe it to you this way. Hooks, a musical idea or riffs that catches the ear of the listener. Some bands have 'em, most don't. Brazilian rockers known as Rebel Machine have 'em in spades. This band serve up hooks so tasty everyone bites. Marcelo Pereira (vocal), Murilo Bittencourt (guitars), Marcel Bittencourt (bass) and Chantós Mariani (drums) . This quartet brings it, I kid you not. Their debut release, 'Nothing Happens Overnight" is a fully loaded full metal jacket of unbridled attitude powered rock music that begs to crank to the max once you hit play! All ten tracks offered are rockers, no filler. Highlights are, "Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong", the down and dirty, "Waiting For You", the lead single, "It Doesn't Matter To Me","Goodbye Honey" and the album closing ball busting, "Life Is Fucking Good". You could easily take this along with Skid Row's 'Slave To The Grind", 'Night Songs' by Cinderella or 'Mechanical Resonance' by Tesla and you would have the best rock albums of that time period. This band is that good. The bottom line is that Rebel Machine have delivered a album loaded with solid songs that will rock your foundation guaranteed. This band is proof positive that hard rock music is definitely not dead and is still being made and still a hell of a lot of fun to rock out to. If you have been looking for a new band that plays classic hard rock, Rebel Machine will be your new favorite rock band. - Highly Recommended - The Dedicated Rocker Society - Tony Sison (US)


Still working on that hot first release.


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Rebel Machine is a Rock band from Porto Alegre, Brazil. 
In July of 2016 the band released their first album, Nothing Happens Overnight. Since then, Nothing Happens Overnight has been getting a lot of specialized media attention in Brazil and many other countries (US, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Greece and Japan), and it was listed as one of the best albums of 2016 by some news editorials. 

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