Rebel Kicks – Artist of the Month (August 2020)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rebel Kicks are an Indie-rock/alt-pop band based out of NYC. Led by brothers, Anthony and Steven Babino, their sound and style fuses elements of rock, pop, electronica, & hip-hop, along with the unique, close harmonic blend of the brothers’ voices. They have been working on their new album, A Portrait of Man: Part I, since 2017, and cannot be more proud of the final product. Each song tells a story of growth: Love, inner, outer, growth of the Country (or lack thereof), and even the feeling of the place you are currently residing becoming increasingly more stale. The album fuses indie rock anthems, with pop flavoring which is meant to invigorate, and hopefully, awaken the soul, while also rolling your windows down and blasting the music. Both brothers sing lead on the album, and switch off every song as the lead to further hammer the point that we are all growing as people each and every day, and that we are not alone in doing so.

Rebel Kicks has been performing on the NYC circuit over the last year and a half, and already have a reputation for their electrifying, energetic live performances. “We want people to leave our live shows not only excited by our music, but also feeling energized, taking away good vibes from the experience.”

Rebel Kicks have had multiple songs featured on MTV, including the show “Teen Mom: OG”, as well as a song placement on the season 10 finale of the hit show, “Shameless”, on Showtime. In November 2019, the music video for their original song, ‘Let It Out’, which combines elements of interpretive dance as well as ASL, was featured in the Big Apple Film Festival, and has also been selected for the Gorilla River Music Video Festival, as well as a semi-finalist for the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival.

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