The Rebel Light

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"The Rebel Light seem to imbue the light side of Los Angeles. A band in thrall to golden guitar pop, their psych-edged material recalls (early) Shins or even British group Temples. Byrds-style guitar riffs are set against gilded harmonies, with The Rebel Light adding that vital sense of edge." Clash Magazine UK

"If you're craving for a band with a bit of pop zest, look no further than The Rebel Light. The sea breezes of their home town, Los Angeles, have helped them imbue their psychedelic surf sounds with a melodic sensibility: New single 'Strangers' sounds like the Beach Boys colliding with The Doors to create something that is very 2015." NME

"The blissful, sunshiny pop of The Rebel Light's "Strangers" just wasn't made for these wintry times, but it's never too cold for some good old-fashioned California dreamin'. In a breezy three and a half minutes, guitars that echo the understated power of Grizzly Bear and the off-kilter rhythms of The Shins collide with dusky, '60s style harmonies. For relative newcomers that record in a basement home studio, the sound is remarkably polished, and each element is knitted together tightly. Perhaps that's a reflection of the trio's makeup: two brothers and a cousin." The Line of Best Fit