By Young Rebel Set
The Young Rebel Set's new single "Red Bricks" is un-original, nothing we haven't heard before, but maybe it's something we need. It allows alternative/rock and pop fans to separate their differences and reside on a beach of acoustic folk-rock. This band have the ability to squeeze a smile out of even the most sullen of fellows with their roaring choruses and lullaby-lyrics. The Stockton-on-Tees six-piece have something with this potent tale of moving-on. Although "Red Bricks" is obviously begging for airtime on UK radio I really don't see where else it was going to end up. It's an outing of fluttery acoustic-guitars, angelic moans and bellowing sing-a-longs.
It opens with what is the bare minimum of folk-music, a man and his guitar. Soon to add is heavenly, beatific keys and church-choir claps. This leads into trickling drum rolls and sizzling cymbals as the lead "talks of taking running shoes and throwing them away". The lyrics that follow make it clear the message is to stop running from the past. The blatant-overused tale of not keeping someone by your side has taken form in this orchestral six-piece as their thriving chorus looks to slink into your head.
The "Young Rebel Set" can be described as the "fast-track" into the music world with their innocent vocals and incontestable talent to write fiery-folk music. Every word sung from lead Matty Chipchase has a sense of devoutness and spirit that despite all the lyrical-transparency is somehow heart-warming. "Curse Our Love," their first album, is full of more touching tales like this one. "Red Bricks" is a track that leaves me wondering whether the "Young Rebel Set" are suddenly going to hit huge-success, but for now, we'll say it's a decent effort.