Single Review: Young Rebel Set – The Lash of the Whip

By on Monday, 9th September 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

A slimmed down Young Rebel Set, reduced a smidge from their previously unwieldy seven to a more manageable five members, rejoins us with their sophomore effort ‘Crocodile’ later this month. For now, we have the first single, ‘The Lash of the Whip’, a rollicking single from the North Eastern lads.

Opening with a bit of a punk feel, the infectious and melodic keyboard slides into a tune both compelling and horrifying. With the sense of someone fighting the urge to repeat a violent or abusive past that can’t quite avoid being replicated, “and every time I beat you down / I know that you’ll come back somehow / that helplessness you cannot live without”, the song roars through its radio-friendly 3 minutes. Rough vocals that retain their distinct Northerness add to the visceral tone. Quick tempoed and driving, even the acoustic version (watch it at the end of this post) retains its sense of urgency.

Traveling between jaunty drum beats, sweet harmony and sombre, disturbing wordsmithing, ‘The Lash of the Whip’ haunts you well after the last note pulls away. Before the album drops on 30 September, catch them at a few dates listed here.

8/10

Young Rebel Set’s forthcoming single ‘The Lash of the Whip’ will be out on the 30th of September on Ignition Records. The second album from the Stockton-on-Tees band ‘Crocodile’ will be released on the same day. Grab a free track from the LP, ‘Another Time, Another Place’, from this previous mp3 of the day post in exchange for your email address.

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[…] ‘Crocodile’ just released last week on Ignition Records. (Cheryl reviewed the single here.) Interspersed between clips of the band performing the song, the Stockton band get up to some […]

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