Quebec indie-pop breakouts Rebelle are premiering their brand new EP Hide today via Indie88.
Rebelle are a family-fronted indie quartet from a Quebec, mixing elements of grunge, pop and indie into a tumultuous and energetic new sound. The group recently recorded their three new songs with Ian Davenport (Supergrass, July Talk) in Hamilton. Rebelle’s David Taggart gave Indie88 some insights about what brought about Hide, via email:
“The songs are inspired by things that were going on in my life at the time, as quirky as it can be. Grew up in the small town of Wakefield, Quebec, lots of odd balls (including myself) to draw inspiration from. Some of it is about nothing, complete nonsense. No real method for writing for me, just keep doing it.”
Taggart added what the recording process was like and how it shaped their sound:
“This was our first time recording as Rebelle. We drove to Jukasa studios in a snow storm last december. Didn’t see the light of day for a week after that. The studio has apartments so we would spend the whole time recording until the early morning. Sleep, eat, repeat. Loved working with Ian. We really wanted to capture the energy of our live show in these recordings. That’s where we thrive. Ian really kicked our ass to get us there. Absolutely loved it! Now we have something we are proud of, and excited to show people.“
Listen to Hide below: