3 Weeks Until Condor Leader is Released

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!

If you have Spotify, you can pre-save Condor Leader by clicking the “Spotify Pre-Save” button above.

Have a great weekend!

Dazzle Rebel

PlanetMosh gives Condor Leader 5 Stars!

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.

So, a huge thank you to Dennis Jarman and PlanetMosh for giving Condor Leader such an amazing review. Please, go on and take a read for yourself by visiting https://planetmosh.com/dazzle-rebel-condor-leader/.

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.

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Limited Edition Condor Leader CDs Now Available for Pre-Order!

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!

Have a great weekend, I know I will 😉

Daz

Pre-Order “Condor Leader” now open on Bandcamp!

Pre-orders now open!

My latest release “Condor Leader” is now available to pre-order on Bandcamp.

https://dazzlerebel.bandcamp.com/

You can pre-order both the digital downloads and a very limited edition CD (only 100 copies) that’s individually numbered and signed by me! If you order the physical CD you will automatically also receive the digital download.

Once the order is placed you will receive a digital copy of the lead track “Whisky Man” immediately as a thank you. The album will be released on 23rd July and will also be available on all major streaming services from this date. If you ordered the physical CD I will be shipping these out so that, hopefully, you’ll receive them by 23rd July. Just remember to post a photo of your signed, numbered copy to social media and tag me in it!

Have a great weekend folks and thank you for your continued support, it really does mean a lot!

-Daz

The Attic Transmission double EP is OUT NOW!!!

A double EP, why not just make it an album?

The Attic Transmission is a double EP with two distinctive sounds. EP1 is The Attic Transmission, a studio concept EP that tells the story of a dystopian world filled with political corruption, pollution and megalomanic mega-corporations (sound familiar)? It speaks of the people and planet fighting back and ends with a tale of an apathetic individual finding inner strength.

EP2, The Attic Sessions is introduced with a live intermission. It’s a series of demo recordings written for a band that never was. Although this band no longer represents where Dazzle Rebel is taking his music, he felt that this music would never see the light of day if it wasn’t released as bonus material.

So fill your boots with this double-feature EP that packs in a normal album’s worth of 12 tracks into the price of a standard EP!

Released October 5, 2020

Music & lyrics written by Darren John Loczy

Preview the tracks below!

Pre-Order The Attic Transmission double EP!

A double EP, why not just make it an album?

The Attic Transmission is a double EP with two distinctive sounds. EP1 is The Attic Transmission, a studio concept EP that tells the story of a dystopian world filled with political corruption, pollution and megalomanic mega-corporations (sound familiar)? It speaks of the people and planet fighting back and ends with a tale of an apathetic individual finding inner strength.

EP2, The Attic Sessions is introduced with a live intermission. It’s a series of demo recordings written for a band that never was. Although this band no longer represents where Dazzle Rebel is taking his music, he felt that this music would never see the light of day if it wasn’t released as bonus material.

So fill your boots with this double-feature EP that packs in a normal album’s worth of 12 tracks into the price of a standard EP!

Releases October 5, 2020

Music & lyrics written by Darren John Loczy

Preview the pre-release tracks below!

Debut Single “Fortitude” Coming Soon!

This whole lockdown thing has been pretty shit for socialising. For us creatives however, it’s actually been quite a good exercise in what you can achieve when you don’t have the distractions of daily chores, you know little things like the day job.

With that in mind I’ve been knocking around with a song I wrote last summer called “Fortitude”. For some reason things just clicked. It might be the current state of the world or possibly my mind but it just sort of fell into place in the home studio this week. I was planning on saving it for a future album but, with the knowledge of how unpredictable life can be at the moment, I have decided to go ahead an self-release it now.

Well, I say “now” but the truth is it will take a week or so before I can get the release date. Yes, even though self-releasing music is something that has been incredibly easy for well over a decade now, I am finally taking the plunge and doing it.

Since leaving Red Star Rebels back in 2007 I have been a big advocate for self-releasing music. The DIY ethic really appeals to me as there’s something raw and honest about it. You’re doing it because you want your art out there in the big wide world, rather than trying to appease accountants in suits. At least that’s been my take on the DIY music release anyway. I have been quite vocal before about my believe that it’s something Red Star Rebels should have done way back when but that’s by-the-by. I haven’t exactly been forthcoming in releasing my solo music before either so, who am I to complain anyway?

I think the real reason I haven’t done anything before is due to lack of confidence. “Think”? I mean I “know”. Putting yourself out there is a scary prospect when you haven’t got other band members to fall back on and take any criticism with you. Not having enough time is another excellent excuse that’s been a favourite of mine. With a day job and my other creative hobby of making videos about motorcycling taking up precious free time it was easy to justify my lack of musical output.

Being furloughed from work because of COVID-19 has been a double-edged sword. On one side my income is drastically reduced, social plans have become non-existent and I haven’t been able to ride my fucking motorcycle! That’s not even counting the tragic personal losses that are happening daily and the huge global financial repercussions.

But no matter how bad the world gets I do always at least try to see some good in everything. The most obvious benefit for me personally is that I have had no excuse not to make a return to music. And return I have!

I’ve finally come to throw caution to the wind and say “fuck it”. Yes, self-releasing my own music could be considered a vanity project and yes, it probably is. But if you don’t believe in your own creations then why would anyone else?

And so, after that rather long winded and excuse-ridden prologue, I would like to announce that my debut solo single “Fortitude” will be officially released on all major streaming and download services very soon. As soon as I have a going live date I’ll be promoting the fuck out of it, so apologies now if you get rather sick of me in the coming weeks!

For now though, here’s the artwork for the single. Thanks for reading this and stay safe folks!Fortitude Single Cover Idea 03