The Rebel Year

The Rebel Year


Indie rock band from Ontario Canada. Influenced by bands such as The Verve, Oasis, Radiohead, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Have released two records and completed opening slots for The Stills, The Secret Machines and Arkells.


To hell with the past; Forget about the future; This is all about the present, the here and now. Playing Canadiana recording artists The Rebel Year have burst onto the scene with a sound that can only be described as "big, loud, and raw."

In a day and age where the trend is to strip down to the sounds of one guitar and a synthesizer, The Rebel Year has decided to go big featuring a potent three guitar attack and a powerful, driving rhythm section. This lineup has already earned the band significant praise for their live performances which feature a uniquely strong, and often epic wall of sound.

Since 2007, the band has released a debut EP, Pins, Needles and Lights (2008). Recorded in Ottawa with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards) the recording has spawned a single of the same name and has been leaving its mark on radio stations from eastern Canada to Texas. The buzz surrounding the group has earned them opening slots for acts such as The Stills (Arts & Crafts) and The Secret Machines (TSM records).


Pins, Needles and Lights - released March 4th 2008.

The Rebel Year - released April 14, 2009

Set List

Oh my god, Bass!!!
Waving White Flags
Union Station
Games for Strangers
When we Were Young
Midnight Poker
Come Around Again
Telephone Poles
Our Greatest Ending

Other songs:

Shake the Ground
New Beats
Great Ideas
Yesterdays and Todays
Pins, Needles and Lights
Indifferent Cities


The Verve - Come On
The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums
Radiohead - Electioneering
Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock