The good folks at Dying Scene were kind enough to include us in the Number 4 spot of their brand new feature "15 DIY Punk Labels That You Should Be Paying Closer Attention To"! Huge thanks to Dying Scene! Here is what they had to say about us...
Who: A small collective of folks, based in Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo, who came together out of a shared love of left-radical politics and punk rock.
Where: Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
Genre Focus: Street Punk and Oi!
Latest Release: Section 4
Catching up with co-owner Rebel Time Randy:
What Makes Rebel Time Records Unique: “Rebel Time Records is one of the few North American record labels dealing specifically in politically-charged, socially-conscious, rabble-rousing political punk rock. And, notably, for the most part, the bands on the label are Canadian. We like to say that we (and the bands on the label) are all about “having a laugh and having a say.” As one reviewer noted: ‘Rebel Time and their artists always fight the good fight [and] speak of things that most if not all of the major labels are afraid of…’ Bottom line is, we deal in songs of protest and resistance/songs of love and rage and, hopefully, we’re helping to spread a message that is inspirational, incendiary and insightful/inciteful!”
What’s Next for the Label: “We should have the new album “In No Fit State” from Irish outfit Section 4 in our hands shortly…just fantastic anti-fascist Oi!/Ska/Reggae. Hoping to bring this band across the pond at some point! Also coming out in the next month or so is the newest record, “Last Run,” from The Rebel Spell. So stoked for this record!! The Rebel Spell will be criss-crossing Canada in October/November and then heading back to Europe early in the new year. Further down the road, we’re planning to put out some new and (possibly) old material from The Fallout. Classic straight-up, stripped down political punk rock out of Toronto. Patty from Brutal Youth/Class War Kids recently joined the band on bass. We’re also looking forward to working further with Montreal’s left-radical streetpunks Action Sedition and Bristol, England’s militant ska-punks Spanner. Some of our bands, including Spanner, Action Sedition, The Rebel Spell and The Fallout will be featured on a downloadable compilation that will be out late October 2014. The compilation is a benefit for our good friends at Bristol Antifa and it’s being compiled by one of our favourite labels, Riot Ska Records.”
We are stoked to announce that the latest record from The Rebel Spell is now out and about!!
The record (and CD) is called "Last Run" and it's being released here by Harvest King Records, Not Yer Buddy Records and Rebel Time Records.
Lots more info to come, but, for now, head on over the to The Rebel Spell's Bandcamp page and give it a listen!
The band is also heading out on a cross-Canada tour this month! Tour dates, so far, as follows:
Hey! Just a heads-up that we are currently working, feverishly, on a brand new website!
We hope to have the new site up and running sometime in October, so, please stay tuned.
In the meantime, please check out our updated Bandcamp page, it now has all our releases!
As well, stay up-to-date with everything Rebel Time Record's related at the We Want Rebel Music blog!
Dan, Mike. and Elysha roll out some new tunes - new to us that is! And... new releases from Farler's Fury, Jesse LeBourdais, and Punch; hanging out alongside lots of other great tunes and laughs. We talk about two awesome tours that will be coming through southern Ontario - Jesse LeBourdais and Jon Creeden will be around in October, and watch for The Rebel Spell in November! We also don't talk about the Scottish Referendum...but you still oughta check out some of that action!
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Farler's Fury - The Captain (Jon Creeden cover)
Los Fastidios - Dal Basso
La Gachette - La Sentence
Citizen Fish - Feeding
The Rebel Spell - It Can't Be Just Me
Spanner - History Lesson
Naked Aggression - Party Down
Leather Daddy - Vomit Pack
Future Theft - Stay Grounded
Punch - Not Sorry
Jesse LeBourdais - Burnt Out Frame
Action Sedition - Classe Contre Classe
The Prowlers - We Come Out First
Class War Kids - One Last Struggle
The Fallout - Change The World Today
Subhumans - People Of The Plague
DOA - We're Bloodied but Unbowed
War On Women - Effemimania
F-Minus - Brand Loyalty
Cvnt Pvnt - Rot
Whorehouse Of Representatives - Acid Rain
Listen to Jesse Lebourdais and find out upcoming tour dates here: http://jesselebourdais.bandcamp.com/
Jesse and Jon's split 7 inch release: http://jesselebourdais.bandcamp.com/album/home-split-with-jon-creeden
Independent and free? A Glasgow anarchist's take on Scottish independence https://libcom.org/library/independent-free-glasgow-anarchists-take-scottish-independence
Crises Capitalism and Independence Doctrines http://groundleft.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/crises-capitalism-and-independence-doctrines/#_edn25
Nationalism, socialism and partition Link: http://www.wsm.ie/c/nationalism-socialism-partition-ireland
Frankfurt, Germany’s STAGE BOTTLES are headed our way! They’ll be here in just a couple of weeks to play a series of shows in Ontario and Quebec.
Some of the dates so far are:
TORONTO (Sneaky Dees) on April 18th, with Bitter Grin, The Deliquents and Action Sedition
MONTREAL (Coop Katacombes) on April 19th with Jeunesse Apatride, Scarlet Beast and Mayday
OTTAWA (Dominion Tavern) on April 25th with TBA
HAMILTON (This Ain’t Hollywood/Matinee Show) on April 26th with The Fallout, Overpower and Come Out Swinging
If you aren’t familiar with the band, go here to read more!