The Rabble
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The Rabble


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"Mutiny Zine Album Review"

"Musically, this New Zealand trio has talent coming out of every port and have truly perfected their craft." - Mutiny Zine

"Scanner Zine Album Review"

"An album that is focused, insistent and mature whilst retaining all the Punk Rock energy, vitriolic delivery and petulant dynamics that have always made this band one of the best in its field." - Scanner Zine

"NZ Herald Album Review"

"Grunty and adventurous rather than sticking to a strict punk rock formula. Another reason why this Hibiscus Coast band is so promising is that they look the part - punk rock to the core." 4/5 - NZ Herald

"Distorted Magazine Album Review"

"Seriously, don't read this review - just get yourself a copy of this album. Yes, it's that good. From start to finish these New Zealand punks have crafted an amazing feel good album that will take you up, throw you down and swing you round, round and round again."
- Distorted Magazine

"Distorted Magazine Live Review"

"New Zealand's, The Rabble, hit up the stage, got their travelling bodies warmed up and proceeded to lift the roof off the venue. I'm pretty sure many people left knowing very well that they have managed to see a band that is destined for bigger things." - Distorted Magazine

"Big Cheese Album Review"

"These leather clad street punks certainly can pen some infectious, rousing songs. The hardcore b luster of single 'This World Is Dead' (featuring guest vocals from The Unseen frontman Mark) and the fist pumping, infectious anthem 'Seeking' show why these guys are so exciting. Mixed by Jim Siegel at The Outpost, Massachusetts (Dropkick Murphys, Blood for Blood, Brain Failure), the album tears out of your stereo like a pack of ravenous wolves." - Big Cheese Magazine

"Soundcheck Magazine Live Review"

"There were few acts that caught the imagination of the Rebellion like The Rabble, and it must have been quite daunting for the next band to keep up the intensity they created." - Souncheck Magazine

"Blunt Magazine Album Review"

"An inspired punk rock record worthy of your attention." - Blunt Magazine


Album History:
'No Clue, No Future' 2006
'The Battle's Almost Over' 2009

EP History:
'This Is Our Lives' 2006



Storming out of their hometown of Auckland, The Rabble are exploding out of New Zealand and into the hearts of punks worldwide. Harnessing the advantages of both experience and youth, this powerful and passionate band have been a band for over seven years but they're still only just out of their teenage years and are truly unstoppable. One listen to the gravelly vocals and infectious soulful punk anthems on their 16-track second album 'The Battle's Almost Over' and you'll be hooked.

Formed in 2001 by brothers Chazz and Rupe at the young ages of 14 and 15 respectively, the first six years saw them honing their gritty yet catchy sound and seeing several bassists come and go, before settling on recent addition Jamie Douglass. Their DIY ethos has seen them independently release debut album 'No Clue, No Future', the 'This Is Our Lives' EP and the mighty sophomore full-length 'The Battle's Almost Over'. Relentlessly touring all over New Zealand, the UK and Europe over the last few years alongside Agnostic Front, The Unseen and The Living End, to name just a few, they're also no strangers to festival stages, playing to over 1500 people at Auckland's Big Day Out and, more recently, to a crowd of over 2000 on the main stage at the Blackpool Rebellion Festival. Having given away a compilation of their best songs, titled 'New Generation', with issue 102 of Big Cheese Magazine, their huge accompanying UK headline tour of the same name has recently won them many more fans up and down the country and spread the fire of The Rabble burning bright into the Northern hemisphere. So what inspired their several month-long mission to the other side of the globe at this time?

"We decided we were strong enough to take our music to the world now after all these years, starting with the UK and Europe. We have a new generation of punk rock music at hand. The UK deserves another round of real, honest and soulful music and we want to kick off that march!" vocalist/drummer Rupe confidently declares.

It's surely fate that The Rabble charge into England, as they meld the sounds of '77 legends The Clash with more recent American heroes Rancid, while adding inspired flavours of hardcore ('This World Is Dead'), rock n' roll ('Seeking'), rockabilly ('Devil's Highway'), Celtic sounds ('The Battle') and an irrepressible spirit all of their own. The album spawned three hit singles in New Zealand, with their songs and videos appearing on radio and TV, and, having conquered their homeland, they've now set their sights on the rest of the world. 'The Battle's Almost Over' was again recorded by vocalist/guitarist Chazz in his own Number 8 Wire Recording Studio and mixed by Jim Siegel (Dropkick Murphys) in Boston, their latest record was a suitably international affair. The ambitious rabble-rousers even secured guest vocals by their new friend Mark Unseen, frontman of Boston hardcore-infused punks The Unseen (who they have shared stages with), on the raging 'This World Is Dead'!

"Chazz and I have been big fans for a lot of years," Rupe explains. "We really got on with Mark and kept in touch over the internet and eventually thought why not ask him to sing guest vocals on a track we had coming up that was fast and hardcore?" Laying down his part in the US, Mark was flown over by The Rabble to appear in the video for the song too. "The whole experience was mind-blowing and we've made a lifelong friend!"

On 'The Battle's Almost Over' the three-piece have a clear message. "The theme for the record is generally that freedom's battle is almost over, but the war is just beginning," declares Rupe. The album is full of songs stressing positivity through perserverance and hope through struggle. "We have a soulful message that doesn't only concentrate on hatred. I think the world needs that. We don't ignore the negative, we embrace it and turn it around! We wanted to make an album that makes people take notice of their surroundings and help The Rabble put punk rock back on the map!"

The Rabble are doing just that, stamping their mark from country to country. With a deep belief in their songs and a dedication and determination to relentlessly tour and spread their music and message, it's no wonder that Rupe confirms, "the sky's the fuckin' limit!"

"The Rabble is my life, The Rabble is my hope, mine and my brother's creation that is as beautiful as a red rose and as stand out as a black sheep in a field of white."

Battling on and winning fans and friends worldwide, the war may be just beginning but The Rabble's awesome arsenal will see their punk rock army grow and grow. Raise your voice and rise up.

'The Battle's Almost Over' is available now on Crusade Records.