Last week I mentioned that I had a little surprise coming this week. It is only a very little surprise and (an admittedly lazy one at that) but here it is! Two videos this week.
Now, they’re not exactly new but rather alternative versions. In particular, these are the explicit lyric versions of both Swan Song and Back Home and Sober (hence the slightly ‘lazy’ surprise).
Here are the videos. You’ll probably need to log in to YouTube and view them on the YouTube site, as they are age-restricted, due to the explicit language!
The EXPLICIT version of Back Home and Sober
I have another video dropping on YouTube on Sunday. This is a very personal video and I questioned myself a lot about making it. Basically, it’s a big confessional about where my life was 20 years ago and if you remember what happened 20 years ago this month, then you’ll have an idea about what I’ll be talking about in this video.
I won’t be making a big song and dance about it, so if you think that you’d like to watch then make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel and you hit the bell to be notified. Remember, subscribing to a YouTube channel is totally free!
Things will quiet down a bit from me for a little while now, as heading into the winter, I’ll be concentrating on creating more music. I’ve almost finished the writing process for a new, full album that will be leaning more towards the heavier side of my music.
If you’d like to get behind-the-scenes access to what’s going on with this album, then you can join the Rebel Support Team for £5 a month on Buy Me A Coffee.
For now though, have a brilliant weekend and enjoy yourself!
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some new music! Today see’s the launch of the final video from my latest release, Condor Leader. Unfortunately, that means that there’s not a lot of YouTube content left for the time-being. Although, there will be a surprise video next week!
Check out the video for Condor:
It’s another festival weekend, so to anyone going to the fantastic Stonedead Festival, please have an awesome weekend!
Anyone out in Nottingham this weekend? I might be propping up a bar or two, most probably Foremans Bar. So, if you want to buy a hard working musician a drink, you know where to find me!
What a week it’s been. There’s been some huge news stories this week and none of them are uplifting (whenever is the news uplifting)? It seems that the Four Horsemen are riding and the world is burning.
So, what do I plan to do about it? Well, this weekend I’m planning to get absolutely f*cked and bury my head in the sand over everything! I know this is a bad idea but you know what, it’s been a long time coming and I need to let off some steam.
So, come the following morning my New Music Friday release will seem very apt indeed. This week, I introduce to you my lyric video for Back Home and Sober. A track all about going out and getting wasted and waking up trying to remember what happened.
Check it out here:
So, what are you up to this weekend? Will you be joining me in getting totally f*cked up? Or are you being sensible and having a chilled one (nothing wrong with that at all by the way, in fact I envy you, I just really need a good night out).
Whatever you’re up to, please stay safe and have a f*cking fantastic weekend!
My latest release, Condor Leader has taken flight!
Today is the day! Condor Leader, my 6 track LP is out on general release. I am so happy to be sharing this music with you. Recording during lockdown has been difficult. Recording with a 13 year old computer running obsolete software has been difficult, too! And yet, here we are on Friday 23rd July 2021 and I’m releasing a record.
It’s a record with kudos too! I am thrilled that Planet Mosh gave it 5 stars. Five stars! That was beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you.
A massive thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Condor Leader through my Bandcamp page. The digital download will be available for the foreseeable future but, there’s only 100 of the Limited Edition signed CDs and they’re already half gone! If you want one, then you’d better be quick!
To celebrate the release, here’s a music video for Whisky Man that I made at home (yes, at home with a cheap-ass green screen). Lyric videos for the other tracks will follow in the coming weeks but for now, here’s the official Whisky Man music video!
My latest release, Condor Leader takes flight one week today!
A massive thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered my 5-star release through my Bandcamp page. The digital download will be available for the foreseeable future but, there’s only 100 of the Limited Edition signed CDs and they’re already half gone! If you want one, then you’d better be quick!
The countdown is on. Three weeks today Condor Leader, my upcoming mini-album that PlanetMosh gave 5-stars, will be released!
I’m getting rather excited about it. Can you tell? The glowing feedback that I’ve received so far has really got me buzzing. I can’t believe that this little album that I recorded on a 13 year-old computer, running obsolete software has been so well received by critics.
It’s a testament to the fact that anyone can make good music from their own bedroom, without having the huge overheads of recording in a studio. If I can do it, then so can you too!
If you’d like to hear what all the fuss is about, then you can listen to the lead track “Whisky Man” now on my Bandcamp page. You’ll also be able to pre-order it for £5 from here too. Better still, for £10 why not bag yourself a hand-numbered, Limited Edition CD? It also comes with a digital download that will be available from the moment Condor Leader is released on 23rd July. Be quick though, as they’re already half gone!
Dazzle Rebel is not a rebel without a cause but with one due to the songwriting suss of Condor Leader.
Dennis Jarman – PlanetMosh
The first review for my upcoming release, Condor Leader is in and it’s a 5-Star review!
Dennis Jarman of PlanetMosh waxed lyrical about Condor Leader in the first review of Condor Leader. Stating that “Whisky Man has a feel good groove that flows with a cool as f**k vibe that brings to mind the Smooth era of Santana”.
His enthusiasm spills over to ‘Stop The Silence’ and then calls me out for my main influence on ‘Blood Red Valentine’ stating “‘Blood Red Valentine’ throbs on bass lines like ‘Psycho Killer”. Guilty as charged, sorry-not-sorry!
‘Swan Song’ and ‘Back Home and Sober’ get glowing praise before he rounds off the review with title track ‘Condor’, stating “the spotlight is stolen by an earworm guitar solo”. Something that I have to admit that I’m rather proud of, as I do try to make my guitar solos memorable.
‘Whiskey Man’ has a feel good groove that flows with a cool as f**k vibe that brings to mind the Smooth era of Santana.
Condor Leader is available to pre-order now from www.dazzlerebel.bandcamp.com with the digital version available for £5 and a hand-numbered, Limited Edition CD, which also comes with a digital copy for £10. It will be released on 23rd July 2021 on all major digital platforms. If you’re on Spotify you can pre-save Condor Leader now by clicking this link https://show.co/sIH7b26.
Be one of only a hundred and bag yourself one of my Limited Edition Condor Leader CDs!
There’s been a very special parcel delivered to Dazzle Rebel HQ. My first AND ONLY batch of Limited Edition Condor Leader CDs!
What’s more, they are already selling FAST! I’m so blessed to have such good friends and fans. Thank you.
If you’ve not bagged yours yet then you can pre-order now from Bandcamp where £10+pp will get you both a one of only one hundred, individually numbered and signed CD AND a digital copy all of your own (because, let’s face it, how many of us have a CD player handy these days, huh)? So, you can keep your mint, Limited Edition CD but still play the album in full.
The CD will begin shipping in time to hopefully reach you by the release date on 23rd July 2021. Don’t worry if the CD doesn’t reach you in time, as the digital version will be available for you to download on this date anyway.
If you’d prefer the digital copy only, then that is also available for just £5 from Bandcamp too. If you’d prefer to stream it on Spotify then you can pre-save it now here. The digital worldwide release for the album is 23rd July but, if you order from Bandcamp, you’ll get track 1 “Whisky Man” immediately as a thank you.
As you can see below, I have been busy with a sharpie individually numbering and signing all one hundred copies!
If you would like any special message added, please get in touch via one of my social media platforms, once you have placed your order (ideally Facebook or Instagram, as I’m more active there). I’ll do my best to accommodate your request.
I really, really appreciate your enthusiasm over this release. You really are amazing!