Young Rebel Set

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Young Rebel Set
Origin Stockton-on-Tees, England
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Ignition Records (2013)

Young Rebel Set are an English Indie Rock band from the North East of England. They formed in Stockton-on-Tees in 2007.[1]

The band comprises Matthew Chipchase (vocals & acoustic), Luke Evans (drums), Mark Evans (electric guitar), Andrew Parmley (electric guitar) and Chris Parmley (bass). Former members include David Coombe (harmonica) and Patrick Jordan (electric guitar).[2] They have been classed as "life affirming graft rock" by the NME.[citation needed] They take inspiration from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Dire Straits and The Pogues.[3]


Formation and Early Years (2007–09)[edit]

The band met after an impromptu gig at Stockton KuBar and Young Rebel Set came to fruition in the winter of the same year. They signed to Ignition Records, home of music heavyweights Oasis on 11 February 2011[4] following several self-released singles. They toured the UK in 2008 and 2009, including slots supporting The Coral, The Pigeon Detectives, Cage The Elephant and The Courteeners.[5]

Curse Our Love (2009–11)[edit]

In August 2009 they were championed by the NME as "the perfect antidote to cold careerist indie" in a two-page spread in the magazine's RADAR feature, shortly before the release of their debut single "If I Was".[6] The second single "Walk On" followed in November. It received support on BBC Radio 1 via DJs Annie Mac and Huw Stephens.[7] The band toured the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands in February and March 2010.[8]

Their fourth release was the Won’t Get Up Again EP which was released in May 2010.[9][10] "Measure of a Man" followed in October 2010 and featured This is England's Jo Hartly in the accompanying music video.[11] Their debut album Curse Our Love was released by Ignition Records in the UK in April 2011 and by Independent record label Grand Hotel van Cleef in Germany in May 2011.[12][13]

In May 2011 the band recorded an interview session with Dermot O'Leary for BBC Radio 2, followed by airplay of their single "Lion's Mouth" which succeeded the album release.[14] During this time the band also recorded a live Maida Vale session for Steve Lamacq's 6music show. "Red Bricks", the final single taken from the album, was released in August 2011.[15]

Crocodile (2013–14)[edit]

Crocodile, the band's second album, was recorded in Glasgow at Chem19 Studios with producer (and former Delgado’s drummer) Paul Savage, best known for his work with Mogwai, The Phantom Band & Arab Strap, in early 2013.[16][17] They spent most of the autumn/winter promoting the album in Germany, where it was released by Grand Hotel Van Cleef.[18] They played a homecoming gig to more than 600 fans at Middlesbrough Town Hall in December 2013[19]

The second single to be taken from the album is "Tuned Transmission", and will be released in March 2014.[20]

In November 2013 the band announced they will tour the UK in February 2014 and headline the Stockton Calling Festival on 30 March 2014.[21]


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Won't Get Up Again (May 2010)


  • "If I Was" (2009)
  • "Walk On" (2009)
  • "Measure of a Man" (2010)
  • "Lion's Mouth" (2011)
  • "Red Bricks" (2011)
  • "The Lash of the Whip" (2013)
  • "Tuned Transmission" (2014)


  1. ^ "Culture Clash: Young Rebel Set". Clash. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Young Rebel Set Interview". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Young Rebel Set Curse Our Love Review". BBC Online. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ignition Records". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Young Rebel Set Past Concerts". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ “NME Radar Piece”. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  7. ^ “Young Rebel Set release ‘Walk On’”. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  8. ^ “Young Rebel Set Bands In Town”. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  9. ^ “Young Rebel Set’s Slaughterhouse Star”. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Interview: Young Rebel Set". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Measure Of A Man Ft. Jo Hartley Video". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Young Rebel Set: Curse Our Love". Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Young Rebel Set: Curse Our Love". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Young Rebel Set Play for Steve Lamacq". BBC Online. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Young Rebel Set Interview with Steve Lamacq". BBC Online. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Young Rebel Set Announce New Album 'Crocodile' Released September 30th 2013". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Young Rebel Set Interview: Fun, Beer & Rock ‘n’ Roll". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  18. ^ “Young Rebel Set Announcement”. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  19. ^ “Young Rebel Set Announce Special Christmas Show at Middlesbrough Town Hall”. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  20. ^ "Young Rebel Set reveal video for 'Tuned Transmission'". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Young Rebel Set Announce New Single – Tuned Transmission". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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