REBEL ALLIANCE RECORDINGS is a record label managed by Manchester punk band Sonic Boom Six. As well as releasing their own material and projects, Rebel Alliance will be releasing the music of other artists. We at Rebel Alliance are intent on building a diverse roster of alternative and underground music bound together by the gloriously unfashionable belief that music can still be a positive force for change and that having a social conscience and a challenging outlook isn’t mutually exclusive with making music that is exciting, fun and unifying.
At Rebel Alliance, we believe that - with the record industry going through some changes - CDs and music have become a devalued consumer commodity and we choose not to follow the trend of selling hugely discounted CDs. We believe that, within the context of independent artists in the music industry, our CDs are worth every penny you pay and we would hope that you do too. We know first hand that selling one's music for less than we consider it is worth to simply keep up with major labels in crisis does a disservice to underground artists that need a fair return for the investment of their music to continue to make it. Whilst ripping off a customer is the furthest from our mind, we wouldn't dream of ripping off the artist either, so sell our CDs at what we consider a fair price regardless of the discount goods available on wholesale websites, chain stores and some other independent labels We hope that our customers understand this stance and consider the issues it addresses and their own relationship to the independent band/income debate.
"WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR PRODUCTS?"
All purchases can be done through our store on the website HERE
There is also a digital store there where you can purchase digital versions of all our releases HERE
"WILL YOU SIGN MY BAND PLEASE?"
Maybe! But we aren't really in the business of 'signing' bands. We are in the business of working with bands towards a mutual goal. Our part of that is by releasing records and helping out in any way we can but hard work and realistic expectations are a prerequisite from any band we work with. Please send examples of your music to:
Rebel Alliance Recordings
c/o The Chapel
IMPORTANT: The package you send us will say a lot about your band. Please include a cover letter explaining who you are, history, your aims as a band and any other information you deem relevant. We only work with bands that are 100% committed to being able to make any release work i.e. touring and promotion.
"CAN I HAVE A COPY OF (insert Rebel Alliance Band Name here) NEW ALBUM TO REVIEW?"
We usually arrange reviews done through our press agent. If you are a smaller fanzine or another entity, please email email@example.com, with links to the publication you wish to review it in. We will check it out and get back to you.
"PLEASE CAN YOU LISTEN TO OUR TUNES AND GIVE US SOME ADVICE?"
We try to listen to everything we receive, but it's not always possible to reply in depth to bands. Generally bands go through the same process to get "good". Play live as much as possible, check out more established bands and glean what you can from them. Try to get support slots with bands you wish to play with through your local promoters. Work hard, really hard for years and when it's right people will notice you.
"CAN I SUPPORT (insert Rebel Alliance Band Name here) AT THEIR NEXT GIG?"
We do not have any control over who plays at the gigs of our bands. The best course of action is to contact the organiser of the relevant gig and try to get as many people to it if you get the slot.
"WHEN ARE SONIC BOOM SIX NEXT PLAYING MEXICO?"
For individual band queries contact the relevant band.
REBEL ALLIANCE RECORDINGS is distributed in the UK and Europe by CODE 7 via PLASTIC HEAD.
For enquiries about stocking our releases please contact
23 London Road,
HPP22 5HG UK
Or visit their website