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My latest single, ‘Let Me In’ is a darkly humorous song that follows a criminal and his search to silence a witness to one of his crimes. Behind the dark satire, the song hints at how justice is never fulfilled when you enter into a perpetual cycle of violence. With an ominous bassline and deadpan vocals, the verse sets the mood for a chorus filled with a crescendo of craziness as the narrator descends into paranoia. Its general release is on 22nd July when it will be available on all major streaming platforms but you can listen and download it for FREE right now on my Bandcamp page.

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About Dazzle Rebel

About Dazzle Rebel

With his musical creations forged in a furnace and tempered with icy lyrics, singer-songwriter Dazzle Rebel is leading the Nottingham Fringe Rock movement. Part avant-garde songsmith combining post-punk, alternative rock, grunge and art-rock. Part renaissance songwriter with compelling and often off-beat stories. His lyrics often touch on social commentary, political satire and a heartfelt introspective along with a healthy dose of dark humour.

Fiercely independent and with a devil-may-care approach to songwriting, he takes the early sounds of post-punk and sharpens them with a grungy hard rock edge. He is on a mission to prove that you don’t have to produce cookie-cutter gourmet rock in order to create compelling guitar-based music. It’s music for rebellious souls seeking a raw and exhilarating alternative to highly polished Pop-Punk and cliched Alt-Rock.

Existing outside of conventional time and space, Dazzle Rebel refuses to follow five-minute trends. His sound is heavily influenced by the diversity of early Post-Punk and New Wave along with distinctive Grunge and Alternative Rock acts such as Alice in Chains, CAKE and Skunk Anansie. Among his many musical idols, brave legends that dared to colour outside of the lines sit pride of place. Artists such as David Bowie, David Byrne and Warren Zevon are his champions. He lives by the mantra “don’t follow, lead”.

He was a founding member and Bass Guitarist for the London-based sleaze rock band Red Star Rebels and a former bass player for underdog Leicester rockers New Generation Superstars. For more than a decade he has been based in Nottingham, a city he fell in love with when touring the UK with his former bands. From this adopted hometown he has been surprising seasoned journalists with his homemade music recorded in his attic, with Planet Mosh giving a glowing 5-star review of his sophomore EP Condor Leader. Alongside his solo career, he performs treble duties as the band leader and frontman of party rockers Doctor Vibrafly and as the creative force behind Pop-Rock outfit RogueDaze.

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What is Fringe Rock?

Fringe Rock is rock music that doesn’t fall neatly into any established genre of rock music. It isn’t outlandish and over-bloated like Prog-Rock and it isn’t as polished and commercial as Modern Contemporary Rock. It can mix elements from many different genres but doesn’t fit neatly into prescribed niches. It’s a square peg in a round hole. For Dazzle Rebel this often incorporates strong elements of Punk, Post-Punk, Grunge and New Wave mixed with an alternative 90s vibe and modern Pub Rock. It’s music with a strong DIY ethic that wears its heart on its sleeve and doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. It’s music for rebels, outcasts and the windswept and interesting.

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Latest!

  • It’s Fringe Rock and I Like It

    To celebrate the official release of my new single ‘Let Me In’ I have updated my Fringe Rock playlist with some awesome tracks from Confyde, Billy Nomates, DEADLETTER, The Rebel Yell$, You Want Fox, Kelsey Cork and the Swigs, Pricey (ex The Chats), Amyl and the Sniffers, Surfbort, Hoon, The City Kids, The Wristslitters, Mortimer […]


  • Let Me In – No, it’s not a song about Boris and the Tory leadership power struggle!

    My latest single “Let Me In” drops one week today. With a title like “Let Me In” I have been asked by those who are yet to hear it if it’s a song about Boris Johnson and the Tory leadership? Well, I’m sorry to disappoint anyone but no it’s not. If I could have predicted […]


  • This Darkly Humorous Song Will Leave You Unnerved!

    My latest release, ‘Let Me In’ is a darkly humorous song that follows a criminal and his search to silence a witness to one of his crimes. Behind the dark satire, the song hints at how justice is never fulfilled when you enter into a perpetual cycle of violence. With an ominous bassline and deadpan […]


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How You Can Support Dazzle Rebel

There are many ways to support a DIY Recording Artist and on this page you can find the best ways to support what I, and many like me do.

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These things cost you nothing!

FREE INTERACTION

It really is FREE and easy to support me and you’ll get lots of FREE content in return. All you need to do is follow me on whatever platforms you use from the list below. Then, ‘like’ my posts and leave a little comment. I love comments. I really love comments, in fact. It’s often the first contact I have with you and I really enjoy chatting with you. So don’t be shy, say hi!

Every ‘follow’, ‘like’ and comment helps boost my social profile. Yes, it’s totally FREE but it really, really helps. Thank you, you’ve just performed an awesome little piece of social unlocking!

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FREE MUSIC!*

FREE MUSIC!*

*I’ll put the asterisk symbol here as there’s a caveat to the ‘freeness’ of the music. You’ll need to be on one of the major streaming platforms to perform this awesome bit of support. That may be free for you or you may pay a subscription. Maybe, you might even be on someone else’s package, in which case why not ask them to do the same as I’m about to ask you?

Streaming platforms are fantastic things for music fans. As a listener, I have used iTunes (now Apple Music) and Amazon Music in the past but I’m currently using Spotify, though my music is available on all of these. The thing is that while it is easier than ever for an underground artist to get onto these platforms, getting seen and heard is another story entirely.

This is where you can help. All you need to do is to click the follow button (or ‘favourite’ button on Spotify) and start listening to my music. For a bonus, click the ‘save’ or ‘favourite’ button next to the tracks you enjoy. If you’re on a premium service then it’s possible to download those tracks too.

All of these things are logged and help massively with getting my music noticed by the algorithms. If you’re a bit of a playlist-making demon then you can go the whole hog and add my tracks to your playlists. Now that really helps!

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Digital Downloads

While you can buy my music through Amazon, Apple and a number of digital marketplaces, one of the best ways as far as me the artist is concerned, is to do it via Bandcamp.

I put my best music deals on Bandcamp and you can often find FREE downloads there too (you’ll just need to sign up to my mailing list). If you’re feeling particularly generous you can also pay more than what I’m asking. Bandcamp takes 15% of all sales, which isn’t too bad in the grand scheme of things.

You can also create your own fan profile and follow me for updates (and Bandcamp exclusive releases). There are literally thousands of awesome artists on Bandcamp, so once you’ve followed me you can continue to explore and find even more great music!

Merchandise

There are two places that you can show your support by buying merchandise. Physical music releases are available on Bandcamp. T-Shirts and other apparel are available from Tee Spring (links below). Buying merchandise means a great deal to me as you are buying into the brand. Thank you very much.


SEND ME A TIP!

If you like what I’m doing, you can send me one off tips. These can either me small amounts or as much as you like. Everything goes towards making more music and related content. If you don’t trust me to spend it wisely, then you can always send me something on my Amazon Wish List! Regardless, I thank you!

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These are just some of the ways that you can support me, the music and the content I create. Regardless of if you’re on a tight budget and choose the free options or if you’re pretty flush and also become a member, I thank you. Any support from you is very much appreciated.

Keep the music flowing!

Dazzle Rebel



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Wanna Collaborate?

I’m always open to a collaboration pitch. I think collaborating with others expands your own artistry and allows you to think of ideas you never would have by yourself.

I’m open to most genres and will give proper consideration to any potential collab project. I don’t see why I should just restrict myself to the rock genre, if all artists did that we wouldn’t have had the awesome Aerosmith/Run D.M.C track or a whole host of other genre-blending collaborations.

So, if you’re looking for someone with whom to do a musical collaboration (or even some other arty project), then don’t be afraid to ask. I find too many people just assume that another artist won’t be interested but you never know unless you ask!

If you have something in mind find me on my socials and send me your pitch. I’d love to hear from you.