Artist Rock - Alternative
The Rebellion is Canada’s Answer to “Muse”. Known for its EPIC dynamic live shows, Rockin Energy and poignant and thoughtful lyrics. These Canadian Rockers were Nominated for "Best Rock Song" at the 2011 Hollywood Music In Media Awards in Hollywood California. The Rebellion's music has allowed them to open for Legendary Artists such as Prince ( Thats right , the artist formerly known as Prince ) at his After Party in Calgary on his 2011 Canadian Tour. The Rebellion have shared the stage with acts like Scott Weiland ( Stone Temple Pilots ), Econoline Crush, Obijou, Joel Plasket, The Weakerthans, Hey Ocean and The Born Ruffians. Comprised of Josh Palmer on lead guitar, piano and lead vocal, Enver Hampton on bass, Ally V on Synth and Piano, Elias Edlunds on Guitar and Piano, and Christian Kongawi on drums, The Rebellion has become one of Western Canada's most exciting bands, even performing at the 2012 Brier Gold Medal Game!
Although based in Saskatchewan, half The Rebellion hails from around the globe. . Christian immigrated from a war torn Congo at the age of 10 and Ally V is from Russia and came to the University of Saskatchewan to study. You could say The Rebellion has international roots, they found each other from across the world and now travel the country making appearances in such prestigious festivals as the 2013, 2011 SCMC Music Conference in Los Angeles, 2012, Brier, the 2008 & 2011 Canadian Music Week, 2007 Juno Awards Festival.
Their independently released album “Time” has been well received in Canada and the U.S in 2008, and their 2nd album 'II" was named by multiple bloggers as one of the top 10 albums of 2012! Currently in the studio recording their next album, called "Atomic" and is schedule for Release in December of 214
You'd better be ready, this Rebellion has only begun!
"If all radio-friendly music was this well thought out, it’s safe to say the state of current music wouldn’t be so dire. The Rebellion may plays Top 40 music, but they prove thatdoesn’t have to be a dirty word, eschewing bullshit auto-tune and blatant rip-offs in favour of a focus on songwriting and heart."
- Craig Silliphant, Planet S Magazine (Nov 17, 2011) Canada
"The band has solidified their sound. Piano driven modern rock is the style of Rebellion, and it is music done right. Josh Palmer’s voice still sounds fantastic and his bandmates follow suit, showing off their talent with ease. II brings with it many surprises yet many familiarities as well. Josh Palmer’s voice sounds as grand as the previous record and his guitar work is still amazing. The songs are stronger than the previous disc and much more enjoyable. The hard work that The Rebellion put into this record shows in the sound that is released. It’s obvious the band did not want to repeat their debut and deliver a stale sound, so they went to work and worked hard. The end result was worth it, as II is one of the better records to be released this year."
- Rock and Roll Guru, Rock and Roll Guru Blog (Oct 19, 2011) New Jersey USA
“Indie rockers The Rebellion cover a lot of territory in their new CD, "Time," managing to be alternately thrashful and thoughtful. Guitarist Silviu Moldovan sounds at times like Travis Stever of Coheed and Cambria, but Rebellion pianist Josh Palmer also manages to summon the likes of The Fray's Issac Slade on other tracks -- a virtual "180" of influences on the indie-rock landscape. The result: A band with the potential to go in a number of directions, even within the same disc. That sort of versatility portends a potentially long and fruitful run”. -- JamJar, The Bakersfield, Californian 2/10
“It is the sophomore outing from The Rebellion that proves they got it right. Their relentless genre-borrowing eschews all pigeonholing (maybe even classification) and yields an eclectic album with simply too many facets to count. The tight technical work, the myriad of musical styles and the available musicality at their disposal has rendered a respectable final product” --- Chris West, Skope Mag . Com, Feb 2010