Exploring Connections and Destinies: Rebel Kicks Drop “Past Life” Ahead of ‘somewhere.in.between.’ EP
Rebel Kicks are set to perform at The Cutting Room in NYC this Friday, November 3rd
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.rebelkicks.com/
On the heels of their debut TV performance on “Good Day New York,” NYC indie rock band Rebel Kicks have announced the upcoming release of their new EP ‘somewhere.in.between.‘, out Friday, December 8th. The band is celebrating the announcement with the release of its first single “Past Life,” an emotive exploration of the powerful connections humans make, inspired by the concept of soulmates and the intriguing red string theory. “‘Past Life’ was inspired by the unexplainable feeling like you’ve known someone forever, but you’re only meeting them for the first time. It’s an exploration of the intangible, instant connection that sometimes happens between people, almost as if some invisible force has drawn you to each other,” the band shares.
‘somewhere.in.between.’ serves as a testament to Rebel Kicks’ evolution as a band. This latest collection showcases their impeccable ability to meld genres and influence—from jazz, classic rock, to R&B—into a cohesive sound that’s distinctly their own.
The story of Rebel Kicks began when Anthony walked into his younger brother Steven’s room and simply said: “Here is a bass and here is a setlist—we have a gig Friday.” Up until then, the brothers had been lifelong musicians, playing and singing harmony with their father—a professional jazz musician—but had yet to find their music. Anthony had a weekly residency doing mostly covers, and Steven hadn’t even figured out what instrument best suited him. The Babino brothers were far away from the distinctive and diversely accomplished musicians they have become.
Today, Anthony and Steven have emerged as Rebel Kicks, a rock-leaning, indie-pop band with an electronic twist. Over the years, they’ve released a series of hit tracks, some of which graced screens on MTV and Showtime. Their live performances, enhanced by their bandmates Daniel Bradley and Dorian Lake, have been nothing short of electric, as they’ve shared bills with artists like Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Mac Miller, Iggy Azalea, Incubus, and more. The band is gearing up for their biggest NYC concert to date at The Cutting Room this Friday, November 3rd at 8:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.rebelkicks.com/
“We grew up listening to so many genres—jazz, classic rock, Motown, R&B—and with Rebel Kicks we have finally found a project where we can explore our full range,” Anthony says. Steven adds: “It may sound cliché to say this, but life is a journey, and we finally hit upon a sound that reflects our journey.”
Anthony and Steven are gifted multi-instrumentalists who often write, record, produce, and play all the instruments on their songs. The duo also welcome collaboration, and have worked with some of the best producers and songwriters in the business, including Abe Dertner (Walk The Moon, MAX), Jeff Blue (Macy Gray, Hoobastank, Korn, Linkin Park), Jason Pennock (2pac, Polyenso, The Pussycat Dolls), Russ DeSalvo (Lou Reed, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie), and Jimmy Greco (Paramore, Santana).
Other highlights in the band’s catalog include the groove-centric “Electrophoria,” the explosive “Sillhouette,” the futuristic, stadium rocker “It’s You,” which appeared in the season 10 finale of Showtime’s comedy-drama Shameless; the neo, new wave-flavored “We Should Go Missing;” and the electric riff-soaked anthem “Hamartia.”
For Anthony and Steven, Rebel Kicks represents the culmination of a wonderfully winding adventure in music. The band also offers an opportunity for the Babino brothers to do what they love together. “We are a very close family, and it’s been amazing for us to share in making the music that has always lived in us,” Anthony says. Steven adds: “We are best friends, and it’s not lost on me how lucky we are to make a living writing and performing together.”
Rebel Kicks – Tour Dates
Friday, November 3rd – The Cutting Room – New York, NY
Saturday, May 4th – The Red Room @ Cafe 939 – Boston, MA
‘somewhere.in.between.’ by Rebel Kicks
1. The Girl in Barcelona
2. Past Life
3. Flowering Dogwood
4. Feel Good
5. Save It For A Rainy Day